Drawn by destiny -- and duty to her country -- into a dangerous charade, Sarah Cavell trembled when she met the "husband" who'd been assigned to her for the mission. Rafferty Lewis looked tough and dangerous, a potent symbol of all the chances she'd never taken, the risks she'd never dared. Rafferty was unnerved by her heady scent, and by her striking red-gold hair that reminded him of the caged fire hidden beneath her apparent fragility... and no warning in his head could keep him from uncovering the heat within. An island paradise in the midst of revolution was no place for a novice siren to pursue the man her soul yearned for, but Sarah felt powerless to resist him. Her cryptographer's gift was that she forgot nothing... and Rafferty was unforgettable. He made it no secret that he wanted her, would have her -- but only when she was ready to seduce him... and he was playing hard to get. In a world where tomorrow was only a promise, their passion flamed and burned, but would the detour they'd traveled together show them the way to lasting love?