Lady Rosamund Devere has no interest in becoming the wife of a dull prince, no matter how perfect the newspapers think she is for that role. But not even the unconventional Rosamund could imagine the headlines the papers will soon be running when she is seen as the willing hostage of a condemned murderer, Richard Maitland, the steely-eyed, arrogant, and dangerously attractive ex-chief of His Majesty's Secret Service.
Caught up in his daring escape on the eve of his execution, Rosamund finds herself in every bit as much danger as Richard. For the more she learns about him, the more determined she is to help him clear his name.
But even more perilous than the conspiracy surrounding Richard is the passion that ignites between them - a passion that is rash, reckless, and impossible to resist.