She’s fiercely independent. He rejects involvement. Will their tangled webs of deceit unravel to reveal love? London, 1811. Lady Jocelyn Graydon is no fool. But the clever heiress is still surprised when her disreputable cousin kidnaps and places her in an upmarket brothel to gain access to her fortune. So when a handsome nobleman arrives for his usual appointment, she persuades him to help her flee… with nary an item of clothing removed. Viscount Adrian Stangate avoids affairs of the heart. But the crown spy’s search for a traitor offers a pleasant distraction when he rescues a young actress from a madam’s clutches. And though his feelings are firmly walled off to shield him from any compromise, he can’t shake the pretty woman’s visage from his thoughts. At first grateful for his assistance, Jocelyn quickly becomes convinced the striking aristocrat is a villainous blackmailer. And Adrian is so completely taken by the stunning lady’s bold break-in to his study, he vows to discover who the real person is behind her beguiling smile. Will the couple’s secrets be their undoing, or will they pay love’s ransom for a happily ever after?