A ravishing beauty with an irresistible air of innocence, Lady Violet Rochelle has no end of worthy suitors — not one of whom interests her in the slightest. For though seemingly demure, she harbors a secret yearning for adventure . . . and for a lover who is anything but proper!
Captain Trevor Dane, lately of the King's navy, is a man known for his daring exploits and his victories in battle. But when, on a furtive mission of his own, he breaks into Violet's bedchamber and impudently avails himself of her kisses, he unleashes a passion that will soon seal both of their fates!
Shadowed by intrigue and unrelenting danger, the last thing Dane needs is to be saddled with a wife. Yet when Violet vows to marry him, not to save her own reputation, but to save his, Dane finds himself up against a most formidable – and disarming – opponent: a raven-haired temptress who will not be denied! And now, as rumors swirl amid the ton that Dane is the elusive agent Le Corbeau, Violet sets out to show the world that they have the wrong man . . . making her a target of his implacable enemies, and leaving Dane desperately searching for a way to keep his lady wife safe . . . and safely in his arms!