A hunted witness,
An undercover agent for the crown,
And the vicious smuggler who wants them dead.
Charlotte’s life is in danger…
Exasperated with monotonous balls during the London Season, Lady Charlotte Langston finds refuge from a sea of mind-numbing lords in a deserted sitting room. She panics after overhearing incriminating evidence against The Black Dahlia, the head of a violent smuggling ring, and forgets her glove, hinting to her identity and what she witnessed.
Derek’s on a mission…
Missing his opportunity to capture his career-long nemesis, Derek Haverston, both a viscount and an undercover agent for the crown, curses his tardiness until he spies his saving grace—a lady’s glove. When a leak from the War Office exposes Charlotte’s identity, Derek whisks her to his estate, posing as a besotted suitor—only he isn’t pretending anymore. He trains her in self-defense techniques, intent on keeping her alive, which fans their blazing attraction until it boils over. Their lives entangle further when gossip from their illicit embrace spreads, compromising Charlotte’s future.
When Derek’s investigation closes in on The Black Dahlia, the criminal mastermind attacks, abducting Charlotte and injuring Derek. As time runs out, launching Derek closer to the brink of death, Charlotte must act to save him or risk losing the man she loves forever.