Morgan Becket became one of Ainsley Becket’s family of orphans when her sailor father buttoned his pants and got up from the bed of her prostitute mother, who later sold her to Ainsley. The price, a single gold coin and a bottle of gin.
To please Ainsley, the fairly volatile Morgan travels to London to acquire some Town Bronze and enjoy a Season. Setting the exotically beautiful, high-spirited Morgan Becket loose on the London marriage mart is a gamble that can end either in triumph or complete disaster, as Morgan believes she can never be better than the circumstances of her birth, and attacks life as an adversary.
Still, it was a good plan, and might have worked, if not for the appearance of Ethan Tanner, Earl of Aylesford, a man who shares Morgan’s hey-go-mad love of excitement. When a strong, independent woman like Morgan meets a man very like herself, it’s time for the timid to take cover! But had the London lord who follows his now fiancée back to Romney Marsh wooed and won her only in order to catch a French spy known to be passing back and forth to France from the beaches of Romney Marsh? If so, Morgan is not the sort of young woman who can be used without seeking retaliation!