Sabina thought she loved Lord Elvan until his blatant infidelities turned her heart to stone. Perce thought Sabina was just his friend Philip's little sister-until she fell in love with Elvan and he realized he wanted her for himself. It was too late for both when they met again at a ball in St. Petersburg and passion flared between them.
Neither Perce nor Sabrina wanted a life of hiding and cheating. But women who divorced their husbands-no matter the reason-could never marry again nor be received in polite society. Sabrina's politically powerful uncle hoped to blackmail Elvan into agreeing to an annulment but Elvan insisted Sabrina accompany him on one more diplomatic mission. In Portugal Elvan indulged himself in another affaire...but this woman had an insanely jealous husband. Not content with his revenge on Elvan and his wife, Dom Jose intended to kill Sabrina for not controlling her husband.
When Perce returned to England and learned Sabrina had gone to Portugal with Elvan, he set out at once to protect her-and arrived just in time to become another target for Dom Jose.