Horrified at receiving a proposal from the one man in London she would never marry, Marguerite leaves the scene and runs straight into the arms of Joseph ‘Joe’ Haversham, one of the Star Elite’s best undercover operatives.
It quickly becomes evident that Joe suspects she is not as innocent as she appears and is instead involved in helping one of London’s most notorious criminals commit his crimes. Determined to clear her name, Marguerite is drawn into a confusing mix of deceit and pretence that makes her doubt everything she sees and question everybody’s behaviour, including Joe’s.
Joe is coldly furious when he finds himself having to prove his innocence to her just to get to the truth. When he does, he demands something in return–something that at first, Marguerite isn’t prepared to give. When someone makes an attempt on her life, she has no choice but to go along with Joe’s proposal to capture the person responsible. Posing as Joe’s intended wife is just about as ridiculous as accepting the Count’s offer of marriage but, if it proves to Joe that she isn’t involved in any crime then Marguerite knows she must. In doing so though, she alters the course of both of their futures and quickly finds herself contemplating making the charade become a reality.
With his colleagues surrendering to the dubious delights of matrimony all around him, Joe is more determined than ever not to become one of them. Unfortunately for him, Marguerite has other ideas. Will she succeed in catching her man, or will Sayers finally capture one of the Star Elite’s most hardened warriors?