From the moment Gretna set out for London she was entangled in a web of perilous adventure. Her sudden encounter with the strange Marquis of Stade introduced her to a world of reckless pleasure seekers.
When she arrived in London she found herself plunged into the vain social whirl of her Aunt Maria -- the woman whose liaison with the Prince of Wales was infamous.
Gretna was being pressed into a compromise by the deadly Lord Wroxhall--and she discovered that the fascinating Marquis of Stade was her aunt's sworn enemy.
Gretna knew she couldn't escape the terrifying demands of her new glittering world--but she also knew that she must pay a terrible price for her quest for love....