“Trev” Trevelyan, a Captain of dragoons newly home on leave from active service in India, is seeking nothing more than a night on the town, when he rescues a pickpocket, Temperance Smith, from arrest. She’s the perfect choice for the few days of dalliance he plans to enjoy before he turns his attention to wooing the bride he’s promised his mother to wed. She’s beautiful, cunning, and completely disposable. But Temperance has no intention of becoming the plaything of a man who wears the uniform of the solders who murdered her lover, a revolutionary martyr. Trapped in Trev’s arms, she puts her well honed sexual skills to the task of enchanting him just enough so she can make her escape. Taking shelter at Lady Hartwood’s Refuge for Unfortunate Females Run on Strict Astrological Principles, Temperance should be safe, but her traitorous body still longs for Trev, whose seductive skills have proven to be the equal of her own. As flirtation turns into ecstasy and love contends with terror, Trev and Temperance find their loyalties stretched to the breaking point. Their love may save them or destroy them, for they are two halves of one whole, but it will take all their courage to determine what that whole may be.