A cynical earl and a rose smuggler are an unlikely pair, particularly when the smuggler is a supposedly fallen woman the earl owes for saving his feckless brother's life. Nonetheless, Michael, the earl of Ramsgate, is determined to repay his family's debt by presenting Margaret at Court an action calculated to repair even the worst reputation. But Margaret has been burned before and is suspicious that Michael's intentions aren't entirely honorable...despite the certainty in her heart that she can trust him. As the tension between them flares and Michael's feelings for Margaret strain his self-control, an old enemy bent on revenge returns to challenge Michael's iron determination...and threatens to take Margaret away from him forever.
September 2007 : USA Paperback