Lady Helena Lyndon was once wealthy, moving in the circles of the rich and influential, receiving respect from the elite of Regency society. Now, she has very little. After the death of her parents, the behaviour of her uncle was unforgivable. Her fianc√©ís family left her in no doubt that she was no longer welcome, and her fianc√© had gone away to fight the French. Their engagement was over.
But Helenaís uncle died in dubious circumstances and left behind massive debts. Helena lost everything, except a very small farm and just enough money to survive. And yet, someone tries to rob her on her way home, and much to her surprise it is her former fianc√© who saves her, having returned injured from the war.
Her ex-fianc√© wants her, and she wants him, but neither will admit it to the other and, perhaps, at first, not even to themselves. Worse, the conventions of polite society seem to be conspiring to keep them apart.
Someone wants something from Helena, and she has no idea what it is. She is in danger on her farm and, despite his best efforts, her ex-fianc√©, Kit, is unable to protect her properly. But when she is summoned to London on a legal matter, everything changes for Helena Ė and for Kit.