Edythe Jamison, a young debutante of the 1920s, has been pining for Henry Barton Jr, ever since he rescued her from embarrassment. But her thoughts of him are just a fantasy. She's convinced that he would never be interested in a girl like her.
Henry, a newly licensed attorney, is not ready to settle down with any girl just yet. But his wants are quickly put on hold the day he is found alone in a room in a very compromising position with Edythe Jamison. Edythe desires a loving romantic marriage, but Henry demands a marriage of convenience and separation.
There is the pesky issue of his family’s dark secret that complicates his life all the more and threatens to rip the two apart.
It is no secret that debutante Cecilia Eubanks is a gold digger. Even her fiancé is clear on the matter. But no one knows that her plans for a financial marriage have nothing to do with a superficial need and everything to do with her dark secret. Only money will cover the sins of her past. All her plans go just fine until she meets a dark and handsome stranger who has a remarkable and annoying tenacity to see right through her facade.
Joseph Carpenter finds Cecilia's antics and desperation for money quite funny. And silly. He enjoys watching her false layers peel under his ravishing kisses. His mind tells him he should be wary of such a woman but there is something about those eyes of hers that sets off his desire. He really doesn't have the money or time to fool with a known gold digger, but he soon discovers that there is much more to Cecilia than he ever expected. Joseph will have to find a way to save Cecilia from herself and save her from her past, without drowning in the process.
The Sweetest November is one of the follow ups to The Eve of Our September. It can be read as a standalone.