I don't even want to summarize the story I'm afraid I'll write in a spoiler, and I won't do that here is the blurb from Goodreads.com
Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses—or a bitter trap?
Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father’s death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal—and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He’s so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he’s so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating—and all Isobel wants is more.
Overall, the whole story felt a little contrived. While I did like some aspects of the book it wasn't enough to enjoy the book. I liked Marissa's unwavering loyalty in her friend. I liked how Arend actually admitted he had a moment of doubt at the end but immediately realized he was being foolish. The active setting was good, I could easily picture the events and the characters surroundings.