A Daring Dalliance . . . Romance and adventure were simply not to be hers, of that comely Elinor Dalyrmple was certain. But her staid spinster's world went scandalously atilt when the death of a distant cousin made her brother the new Earl of Hythe - and Elinor the mistress of the Hythe seaside estate. And then she met John Bates, a man far too arrogant, too handsome, too devilishly dashing for comfort - and no doubt a traitor in the service of Bonaparte. Though the rogue brought a heated flush to her cheeks, Elinor planned to unmask him - never guessing at John's true identity. . . nor that her present danger would lead to heart-soaring future bliss.