Sheltered innocent Miss Marianne Horne had come to Cornwall to care for her ailing great–aunt. She had expected quiet and solitude not to be drawn into adventure! Surrounded by smugglers, spies and plots, Marianne hardly knew whom to trust. Instinctively, she turned to the enigmatic and handsome Mr. Beck.
But plain Mr. Beck turned out to be Andrew, Marquis of Marlbeck a nobleman who surely would never look twice at the daughter of a country vicar. So why was he insistent on paying Marianne such flattering attention?