When man-of affairs Colin Savernake receives a bequest from a man he hardly knew, his curiosity is stirred. When that bequest is tied to a mystery, his concentration is engaged. When that mystery involves a beautiful but impoverished earl’s daughter, his emotions become involved.
Engaged to a much older man, Anthea Fortesque dreams of her old life when her family didn’t worry about food and shelter. Her marriage will provide security for all of them. So when her betrothed hires Colin as his secretary, she smothers the feelings he arouses in her.
But a series of thefts makes her look guilty and only Colin can help her. But what if he believes she’s the thief? And what if she can’t hide the secrets of her heart?