She is Angelica Douglas, the Countess of Melrose. Driven to poverty by the men who bankrupted her father, forced to support her family with skillful cheating at cards and dice, she yearns for revenge. And she is not above enlisting the aid of a chivalrous, handsome stranger to get it.
He is Robert Campbell, Marquess of Argyll, heir to the Duke of Inverary. Intrigued to learn his own father is one of her intended victims, he decides to keep a careful watch on the enchanting Angelica. His desire for her is a most unwelcome complication, for the tragedies of his first marriage taught him all too well the damage that love—and its lack—can do. But when danger begins to stalk them both, he realizes that the best way to protect the stubbornly independent thief is to marry her. Now all that remains is to tempt an unlikely angel to be his bride.