Young, beautiful and tempestuous, Diana Rutledge was shocked by the unexpected death of her husband. And a trip to London to set her husbands affairs in order brought even more unpleasant surprises for the dowager countess, not the least of which was her introduction to Derek, the new Earl of Harrowby. Dark and brooding, Derek was far too handsome for Diana's peace of mind. and against her will, she found herself growing attracted to the arrogant peer. But his accusations that Diana was a bold impostor forced her to risk her reputation, her heart, and her very life to prove that neither she nor her burning desire was part of a ... notorious deception.