Not since his adventurous days on the high seas has MacTavish felt the sort of excitement this gorgeous hellion inspires. He knows she is hiding something -- and each claim of innocence that comes from her lush, inviting lips only inflames his desire for a kiss...and for the passionate night that will inevitably follow. Yet a past betrayal is still fresh in MacTavish's memory, and he dares not trust his heart. Now he vows to learn this mystery woman's secrets...even if he has to seduce her to do it.
Brave, adaptable and utterly charming, O'Banyon is determined to enjoy life wherever it leads. In fact, he realizes he can live quite happily amid the posh ton if he avoids highly passionate encounters, keeps his secrets to himself, and limits his saturated fats. And so he does, until he meets the one woman he cannot resist, and learns she possesses the singular quality he fears more than death itself. Magic.
She is the most ravishing creature in all of London, known for her demure smile and angelic demeanor. But Madeline Fallon, Lady Redcomb,is no mere blushing beauty. Blessed with a remarkable and mysterious talent, she is determined to discover the truth behind the recent kidnapping of a young girl. Though it means risking her own life, she will not be stopped by any man—even the haunted, handsome Jasper Reeves.
Sworn to keep the secrets of Lavender House, Jasper joins Maddie on her investigation, claiming his only concern is her safety. But his motives are not pure. Engulfed by desire, praying for passion's sweet release, he would do anything to be near the enchanting Lady Redcomb. He has been bewitched—seduced by her powerful, perfect spell.