Hamilton Windham's first meeting with Miss Nerissa Dufresne is nearly his last, because she is knocked from her feet when his horse takes a hedge near where she is walking. The viscount feels responsible for hurting the charming young woman and escorts her to where she lives in Bath with her stepbrother. She doubts she will ever see the handsome, kind man again, because his social circle is far beyond hers. But events conspire to bring them together again and again, and Nerissa is intrigued by the viscount. Hamilton tries to keep his focus on the person who stole a fortune from his family, but he is distracted by the pretty young miss who seems more interested in the man he is than the title he possesses. His search leads them into danger and also into love, assuming they can stay alive . . .