She was a creature of tantalizing mystery. Was she a lady born and bred or a lightskirt in disguise? Was she a wife or a mistress on the run from scandal? The young woman who called herself Miss Caroline would reveal nothing of her past, not even her name.
All that the handsome Earl of Rycote knew was that she was in his house, her fate was in his hands, and her beauty was doing disturbing things to his heart. As for Miss Caroline herself, she dared not reveal the truth about herself, or yield to the earl's advances - even as the peril pursuing her came closer, and the danger of Rycote's mounting desire was beginning to match her own.