This Regency romance pairs the Duke of Clairemont with Lady Lucinda Gray. He has cultivated the image of a rake to hide the fact that he is one of England's most successful spies. She is the wealthiest woman in England, 26, happily "on the shelf,"and secretly involved with her aunts in a horse breeding program. When a French agent plans to kidnap her, Clairemont is assigned to protect her. The most believable cover is that he is courting her. The two take one look at each other and fall in love which isn't at all in either of their plans. And, they are both strong-willed people who really want to follow their plans!