Phillip Maddox, the Duke of Colster, is en route to Scotland to sleuth out the truth about a family rumor. Did he truly have a brother, spirited away at birth, who might lay claim to his fortune...and even a title? But on his way he must rescue a damsel in distress--a lady in a carriage who has come upon misfortune. Only, the woman turns out to be Charlotte Cameron: his nemisis. Phillip had been engaged to Charlotte’s sister, but with the meddling girl’s encouragement she broke the engagement, embarrassing Phillip. And he is not a man to be insulted. But, along the way, they must face danger, death, and unexpected passion. Charlotte, who thinks she dispises Phillip, soon discovers that beneath her disdain is desire, and she finds herself in this Duke’s bed!