I must solve a dastardly crime. But how can I resist...?
A debauched ball, packed with London’s seediest revelers, is no place for the decent young woman I’ve tried so hard to be. But if I’m to avoid my mother’s shameful mistakes — and the very scandal that led to her still - unsolved murder — I, Lady Maura Daventry, must be willing to hunt everywhere for the truth about her killer. But I never expected I would encounter the devil himself: the Earl of Hawksley, a wickedly charismatic rakehell who has set ton tongues wagging by bedding women all over London . . . and whose father was the prime suspect in the murder of his married lover — my mother.
But new evidence seems to suggest another culprit was responsible — and the only man offering to assist me in my hunt is the fascinating, surprisingly tender, and dangerously seductive Hawksley, who, alas, grows more intriguing to me by the hour.
I have heard the stories of his grand indiscretions. But I never dreamed I would become one!
-- Lady Maura Daventry.