Lovely young heiress Corralie Somerford had been raised as a most proper young lady in rural England, far from the luxury and license of Regency London. Her sheltered past left her quite unprepared for the seductive sophistication that now enticed her in the handsome face and elegant form of Sir Madoc Vaughan.
Some called Sir Madoc a notorious rake in search of a fortune. Others declared him a brilliant, bitter man in exile from the highest circles of government. Corralie knew only that he was the man she had to have . . . even if it meant following him into a world of shadowy intrigue and deadly danger . . . and competing for his love against the unscrupulous ways and sensual wiles of the woman who was everything that Corralie never had been and feared to be . . .