Fiona Ferguson's troubles began with a kiss . . .
It feels like a lifetime ago that Alex Knight saved Fiona from certain doom . . . and stole a soul-shattering kiss for good measure. Wanting nothing more than to keep her safe, he left her in the care of her grandfather, the Marquess of Dourne.
But Fiona was hardly safe. As soon as he could, the marquess cast her and her sister out on the streets with only her wits to keep them alive.
Alex has never forgotten that long-ago kiss. Now the dashing spy is desperate to make up for failing his duty once before. This time he will protect Fiona once and for all, from a deadly foe bent on taking revenge on the Ferguson line-and anyone who stands in the way . . .
Dreyer's fifth Drake's Rakes Regency (after Once a Rake) sizzles with romance enhanced by intricately woven tales of espionage. Lady Fiona Hawes has always taken care of her twin sister, Mairead, and continues to do so after being cast out by her grandfather. Fiona tutors young girls in London, barely making enough money to support herself and her sister. When Alex Knight, Lord Whitmore, learns of her troubles, he declares his intention to help Fiona and Mairead take their rightful place in society. Fiona believes that she is doomed to disappointment if she relies on anyone else, but when she can no longer protect herself and her sister from harm, she's forced to lean on Alex. As Fiona and Alex succumb to their mutual attraction, rumors of treasonous plots and secret codes swirl around them, and they are both forced to make exceedingly difficult choices. Fiona is an admirable heroine whose tenacity will keep readers cheering.