Barrett Stanbridge has a lovely home in one of London's best
neighborhoods, great friends, a thriving private investigation business, and
feminine companionship whenever it's convenient. The shadows of his past have
been accepted and neatly put away. In short, he's a man really quite content
with the structure and direction of his deliberately solitary life. Being
accused of the murder of a beautiful woman changes everything.
The daring Isabella Dandaneau, a widow, has left America
and the memories of a less-than-happy marriage behind in order to find her
fortune in England.
With half of a pirate's treasure map in hand, she's arrived in London, determined to find her cousin--and
the other half of the map--and better her financial lot in life. Only she has
been murdered and the devilishly handsome, Barrett Stanbridge stands accused of
her murder. But it takes only one look at the rogue for Isabella to know, not
only is this a man who could have never killed her cousin, but that he also
sets her blood on fire the way no man ever has. And it's not long before she
realizes that falling in love changes everything.