On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.

A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.

Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh.  The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters… and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.


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Review by Noemi
Absolutely one of the most delightful historical romances I’ve read to date. This being my first book from Tessa Dare I was excited read it and from the moment I started I couldn’t put it down.

Maddie is a shy, smart, witty, talented girl with extreme social anxiety, even in the smallest of situations.  When faced with having to London for the season she creates a fictional fiancé, Captain Logan MacKenzie. To keep up her ruse she writes letters to him never expecting them to reach anyone.

Her letters are one of my favorite parts of the book. They are sweet full of her personal thoughts and her art. 

“My dear imaginary Captain
MacKenzie, you are not real and
never will by. I, however, am a
true and eternal fool. 
Here, have a drawing of a snail.”

Unbeknownst to her, her letters have reached Logan MacKenzie giving him something to hold onto while fighting during the war. Now he has shown up at her door and is holding her to the promises she made in her letters.

I truly loved Maddie’s personality and though she handled herself wonderfully when faced with Logan’s demands.

Now Logan was truly swoon worthy, even though he was blackmailing her with the best of intentions
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The supporting characters add humor and depth to the story. So much so that I can’t help but wish that their stories will be told in the future, especially her Aunt Thea.

This book is extremely well written, with a story that dreams are made of. If you are a fan of historical romance you must add it to the top of your list.

I give this wonderful story 5 stars.  Now I think I just might sit down to write some letters 


Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa lives in Southern California with her husband, their two children, and a big brown dog.

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