When Colin Maxim arrives on the scene of a tragic accident, he doesn't count on suddenly becoming the guardian of a very mysterious, beautiful young woman. Since she can't remember who she is, how on earth can he abandon her with no money and no identity? A gentleman, it is his duty to offer his protection, but who is going to protect him from the ramifications of her scandalous past?
It feels wrong to fool the man who saved her life, but then again, Catherine Drury is desperate. There is every chance that she has committed murder, and even if not, she is both a runaway and a thief. If only she can seduce the darkly attractive Mr. Maxim into a position where he has to honorably help her, maybe she can escape both prison, and the vengeance of the deranged man who is determined to possess her at all costs.