Fearless. Loyal. Brilliant. Ruthless. The quintessential English warrior in the time of England’s greatest need, Artillery Captain Charles “Chase” Eversea’s character is invariably painted in bold, absolute words by the men he commanded and served during the Peninsular wars. Unfortunately for Chase, another word invariably plays a role in any Eversea’s destiny: Trouble--and Trouble’s name is Mrs. Rosalind March, the beautiful, flighty young wife of Chase’s much older commanding officer. Recklessly charming but with a will the equal of Chase’s, Rosalind tests his loyalty and breaches his formidable control, leading to an achingly sensual indiscretion neither can forgive…and neither can--or truly wants to--forget. But now five years after the battle that changed both of their lives forever, five years since they’ve seen each other, Rosalind’s featherbrained sister has disappeared, and the widowed Rosalind needs Chase’s help: she thinks his best friend is involved. Chase refuses to betray another friend for Rosalind but passion becomes persuasion, and in their search for her sister--among London’s brothels, sinister museums, and corrupt aristocrats–they have to decide whether desire might have anything to do with love.