A love too strong to disguise, a disgrace too deep to ignore.
Orlando Garland, Lord Blyth, has spent a lifetime restoring the family fortunes but now it's time for him to think of himself for a change. When he hires a dowdy companion for his invalid sister, it doesn't take him long to suspect "Charlotte" is more than she appears. Yet the lively young woman proves to be good for his sister. And Orlando can't ignore the seductive beauty behind the disguise. Violetta Palagio's mask has never chafed before-until now. She longs for the freedom to love the handsome Orlando. Yet to reveal herself would be disastrous for them both. She is La Perla Perfetta, the daughter of London's most successful courtesan. For most of her life, her mother has cleverly kept Violetta's identity a secret. Will she risk all that, now the threat that kept them in disguise for so long is finally gone? For the first time in her life, Violetta is in love. Can she find the courage to come out from behind the mask? And if she does, will Orlando chance everything he has worked so hard to rebuild-for a courtesan's daughter?