Red never shies away from a challenge. Never.
But when Miss Hannah St. John strides into his life demanding - yes, demanding - he help her, he's certain she's more challenge than even he can handle.
Hannah is determined to transport an artifact from France - one that will change everything - even if it means working with a lawless man like Red. Nothing is more important than preserving history. Nothing. Not even the touch of a smuggler who inconceivably makes her stomach twist.
When it becomes clear the irritating bluestocking will do anything for this blasted artifact and needs saving from herself, the earl-turned-smuggler steps in. Carting a cursed stone across the country with a know-it-all woman is not Red's idea of fun, particularly when their journey runs far from smoothly...so why does he find himself enjoying her company just a little too much?