When a charming rogue proposes she marry him to meet
her grandmother's ultimatum, the Sharpe clan's strong-
willed sister makes a tempting counter-offer that
preserves her inheritance and ignites his imagination.
Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her
grandmother's demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely
Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed
a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva's
would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the
very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular
Gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate
kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva's
imagination, though she has no intention of really falling
for such a rakehell, much less marrying him.
she know, he really is a covert government operative. When
they team up to investigate the mystery behind her
parents' deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot
desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles's secret double life,
and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to
find his way back into her heart.