David Fleming, Hart Mackenzie's right-hand man, seeks refuge with his vicar friend in Shropshire, only to find that the vicar's beautiful niece, Sophie, is seeking refuge as well. Tongues are wagging all over London about Sophie, and she finds that the only gentleman sympathetic to her plight is the reprobate David.
David and Sophie match wits as they help her uncle dig up the countryside searching for a villa from Roman Britain, and David decides to use his conniving ways to fix all Sophie's problems. It’s the least he can do for the woman who has woken him out of the stupor in which he’s been living, but he refuses to admit, even to himself that she's stolen the untamable rogue's heart.
This is the most delicious performance I can imagine! Fabulous characters you can’t help but fall in love with! As always, Jennifer Ashley’s writing is captivating, so evocative, and witty. David, our devilish hero, finally gets his happy ending and it was worth the wait. Angela Dawe’s delivery is flawless!! Utter perfection!!!!! Words can’t convey how much I love this book!