After years of forced instruction by her mother in the art of swindling men, a now-solo Bea wants nothing more than to disappear into old-money domesticity. When she chooses
her target in Collin Case, she's ready to deploy all her tricks. The challenge isn't getting the ring, but rather the approval of Collin's family and his childhood best friend, Gale Wallace- Leicester. Going toe-to-toe with Gale isn't a threat to Bea, but what begins as an amusing cat-and-mouse game quickly develops into a dangerous pursuit of the grisly truth. Finding herself at a literal life-and-death crossroads with everything on the line, Bea must finally decide who she really wants to be.