Puzzled, Charlotte lifted the small piece of paper and opened it. In a bold, scrawling hand were written all of two words. Forgive me. After years abroad, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned to England to avenge the murder of his mentor. To uncover the murderer's identity, he must infiltrate the infamous, secret Hellfire Club. But the duke has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him – in a romantic-minded young lady. Charlotte Lansdowne remembers Robert from her childhood and when she takes up a bit of espionage – investigating a plot to kidnap the king – Robert soon realises that she is more than the perfect partner in crime.