The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Elizabeth Holland, society's golden girl, discovers that her father has left behind a series of bad debts, and now her mother is relying on her to make an advantageous marriage to prevent the family from becoming destitute. The solution to their financial problems comes in the form of a proposal from Henry Schoonmaker, society's most eligible bachelor, who is being forced to marry by his father in an attempt to tame his playboy ways. Elizabeth, who has fallen in love with the family's coachman, Will, finds herself torn between true love and her sense of duty to her family. To make matters worse, her "best friend," Penelope, who is determined to have Henry for herself, sets out to destroy Elizabeth.
The story is full of lies and deception, which are all set in a world were appearances and following the social code of behavior is everything, and one false move can lead to complete and total ruin. I loved, loved, loved this book! I loved the characters and the historical setting of the story. There was nothing especially surprising in the book, and it was somewhat predictable, but it was well written and entertaining. I never found myself getting bored with the story. In fact, I cannot wait to start reading the sequel, Rumors.