Four years ago, Evelyn Wright's perfect life as a debutante in London was ripped away from her, and her family moved to the countryside. Since then, she has adjusted to the simple life, but one letter is about to send her to the city and back into the life of a socialite, forced to suffer through balls, matchmaking, scheming mothers and worst of all, despicable rakes. Evelyn wants nothing to do with this life, eager to return home, until a fateful decision throws her into the path of one of societies most daring rakes, Nathanial Blackmore, the Duke of Whinchester. He is arrogant, rich and entitled, everything she despises about men, but as the unlikely pair begin to work together to avoid the hangman's noose, she discovers that there is a lot more to him than sinful smiles and dangerous promises. Can they escape the death sentence that hangs above them? Or is Evelyn more in danger of losing her heart, than her head?