A pretend engagement, but real feelings It was the ideal way of stopping his family's attempts to marry him off to the first available female. All Michael, Lord Stamford, needed was a respectable female desperate enough to agree to his plan. And then Rosalyn, Lady Jeffreys, called on him to demand the return of her family's estate, which Michael had won in a card game…. Michael was surprised to find that it was almost agreeable to pretend to be the adoring fiance. That was, until he kissed Rosalyn–a real kiss!