Lady Emma Weston, neice of a Russian Count and Countess, has lived in Russia for most of her life. She travels to England with her aunt and uncle, expecting it to be exciting, only to find that it is anything but. Emma has very little patience for etiquette and Society. Hoping to find the adventure she came for, Emma dresses as a maid and sneaks into the streets of London.
While there, she is rescued by a man named Jack Howard, who is dressed as a tradesman. He says he is a secretary--and she doesn't remember meeting him the previous night. Jack, who is actually Viscount St. Albans, is intrigued by the dark-haired beauty who claims to be a Russian maid (he knows the truth about her identity). Jack decides to play along with her ruse. Together, they spend one magical night on the streets of London.
Emma is afraid she'll never see Jack again. Of course, they DO meet up again... about 1/3 of the way through the novel.
An enthralling tase of romance and suspense set against Regency England.