Serena Allen has taken refuge at her uncle's country house ever since a
scandalous seduction left her reputation in tatters. But her aunt has
never given up hope of making a match for her and is delighted when the
handsome, aristocratic Julien Clermont arrives at Boulton Park
expressing an interest in the earl's famous butterfly collection-and
interest of a different kind in Serena. Serena herself views the guest
with misgivings. Can a man be too charming? And can it be coincidence
that important foreign documents entrusted to the earl have begun to
disappear and reappear in odd places?
Julien is indeed on a top-secret-and personal-mission, one that prevents
him from disclosing his real identity to Serena. But the truth will
out, and with it comes a devilish choice-betray the lovely, quick-witted
woman who has won his heart, or risk forfeiting his own life...