"After the dashingly handsome Scottish rogue Patrick Sutherland seduced Anne Kerr into one night of all-consuming sin, the willfully disobedient girl faced a possible scandal. So her parents married her off to a Baron -- the scoundrel's respectable cousin. Seven years later, neither can forget their feelings of lustful passion -- despite the fury that seethes in Anne's heart at the man who shamed her. Now, Patrick, a notorious war hero, and Anne, a lonely widow, reunite at the beckoning of Queen Victoria in light of a relative's mysterious death -- and are commanded to work together to lay rumors of murder to rest. To Patrick, still enamored of the sensual, free-spirited beauty, the chance to serve as Anne's bodyguard is a dream come true. But when he learns that he is to pose as her butler instead, the proud Scot must helplessly submit to his fair lady and her deliciously seductive revenge." -- Book jacket.