Determined to avenge the death of her sister, Ava Molineux recklessly searches for evidence to condemn Sir Andrew Maddox, the powerful baronet whom Ava holds responsible for Beth’s demise. Rescued from a near-certain death by Theo Farnell, the Earl of Highgate’s brother and the only gentleman in the district of greater consequence than Sir Andrew, Ava is unsure whether she can trust her handsome yet taciturn and fiercely reclusive saviour.
When Theo’s brother offers Ava an opportunity to prove Sir Andrew’s part in a deception that threatens the fragile Anglo-French relationship following the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Ava’s jumps at the opportunity. But Sir Andrew is one step ahead of them and Ava again finds her in a life-threatening situation.
Fighting his own demons, Theo struggles to deny his growing attraction towards Ava as he attempts to save her from her own folly and Sir Andrew’s tenacious grasp. Will he succeed with any of those ambitions…