When a sharp-tongued young lady meets a proud gentleman on the smugglers’ coast, sparks will fly.
Emily St George’s sharp tongue has done nothing for her except find trouble. When her dearest friend marries, she is suddenly alone and adrift in society. Emily seizes a chance to escape her melancholy by summering on the Cornish coast—never dreaming she will come face-to-face with a particular gentleman from her past.
Robert Griffin is a proud man who has always chosen duty over desire. He knew Emily was special, but he lost his chance to court her when he chose to defend his family’s interests abroad. Now he has returned to England, and Robert is determined to correct his mistake.
Just as the two are brought together again, they are drawn into a perilous but exciting mystery. Caught between smugglers and social climbers, Robert and Emily discover the course of true love never runs smooth…