This is book two of the Jordans series. The hero is the brother of the heroine in The Secrets of a Lady.
Noah Jordan, Marquis of Woodbury, has retired from the life of a spy. But when he is asked by his former superior to investigate the death of a neighbor back home, he sets out one last time to investigate.
Marion Hawthorn's father has taken her along on his business trip to Mr. Lucas' estate. She can't imagine why he has done this as she doesn't normally have anything to do with her father.
Noah and Marion run into each other while Noah is out on a ride. There is an instant attraction and a quick friendship develops. When Noah finds out that Marion is staying at the Lucas estate, where his investigation is centered, he asks for her help.
Marion is surprised to see that her father and Mr. Lucas don't appear to like the friendship that developed between her and the Marquis. She soon learns that her father has made plans for Marion to marry Mr. Lucas. Marion is appalled by the idea and asks for help from Noah. He is reported to be a renown Rake and Marion wants him to ruin her so that Mr. Lucas will change his mind about the marriage.
As they work together to get evidence against Mr. Lucas and to get Marion away from him, the two of them fight their attraction to each other. Will Noah catch a killer and will Marion get out of marrying Mr. Lucas?
I enjoyed reading this novel. After meeting Noah in The Secrets of a Lady, it was nice to see him get his happily ever after. I will say that I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first in the series, but it was still a good read.