One look at the towering ocean-side manor that is to be
her new home, and exiled socialite
Susan Stanton knows: This is a place haunted by secrets,
and riddled with menace.
For Susan, there is no escaping it. At best she can stay
clear of the most dangerous element
of allâ€”dark-haired smuggler Evan Bothwick, a man whose
shaded countenance cannot hide
his wicked intent.
But Susan has a secret of her ownâ€”a special gift that
renders her privy to the darkest
mysteries lurking within the walls of the manor and in the
labyrinthine cellars beneath. And
the only man who can help her make sense of it all is
Evan, the very scoundrel and rogue
she would do anything to be able to resist.