London, 1814. Struggling to escape her past and make a name for herself as a modiste, Katrina Sinclair hopes the daring new wardrobe she has been commissioned to design for her childhood friend Julia—now a marchioness—will attract the business she desperately needs. But Julia’s help comes at a price. Often mistaken for one another, Julia asks Katrina to take her place at a house party. Katrina reluctantly agrees. All goes according to plan until a distractingly attractive gentleman once engaged to be married to Julia unexpectedly arrives at the party.
Lord Leo Kincade has been tasked with catching a traitor who steals from house parties to fund Napoleon’s armies. Three women are suspected—including Julia. But when Leo intercepts her at the party, he finds an impostor who stirs his protective instincts, and an attraction stronger than anything he ever felt for Julia.
The mysterious woman appears to be in urgent need of Leo’s help, but won’t trust him with her true identity. He should expose her at once, but instead gives in to temptation, curious to see where her deception—and their passion—will lead. When Katrina’s life is threatened, will Leo put his feelings for the captivating modiste before his duty…
This title previously published by Carina Press