Honed by danger and haunted by the past, Lord Michael finds it easy to risk his life for his country, but in the shadow of war, he faces a far more dangerous threat -- the loss of his heart to the beautiful battlefield nurse who saves his life but can never be his.
Called a saint for her virtue and selfless courage, only Catherine Melbourne knows the tragic flaw at the core of her life. In Michael Kenyon, she sees the strength and kindness she craves, yet for honor's sake she must send him away.
Then fate offers Catherine unexpected freedom, along with a fortune and a heritage for her daughter -- if Michael will impersonate her husband on a visit to a wild Cornish island. Reluctantly he agrees to the masquerade. A simple journey turns into a shattering vortex of danger and betrayal -- and a fiercely passionate love that can no longer be denied.