Secrets! A spy for the British Government, Lord Joshua Sherbourne Faringdon must foster his notoriety as a rake as a front for his secret activities. Until an undercover exercise almost costs him his life. Passion! Miss Sarah Russell, newly appointed housekeeper, knows only of her lord's rakish reputation. She's unprepared for his surprise proposal of marriage-and the way her body responds to him! Espionage! Burning desire turns to passion for Joshua and Sarah, until rumors and whisperings rear their ugly heads. Who is the shadow following Sarah's every move? What did actually happen to Joshua's late wife? What is this intriguing man hiding...?