Daughter of a marquess, Lady Felicity Malcolm Childe is expected to marry well, but her gift of psychometry has always been more curse than blessing. Tired of living in the shadows, wrapped in woolens to deflect the more agonizing images generated by her suitors, Felicity sets out to locate an ancient book of spells that might extinguish her dreadful gift.
A brilliant inventor who can move rivers and harness lightning, Ewen Ives is also a charming rake, but he is not totally irresponsible. He cannot allow a runaway Lady Felicity to travel to Edinburgh unescorted. But Felicity is not the helpless child he assumes. In return for Ewen helping her to find the book, she is determined to save him from the destructive forces only she can sense.
The fiery, dangerous passion that builds between a serenely practical woman and a bankrupt unbeliever might destroy their futures—or fulfill both their dreams.