A man accused of murder, and a woman desperate for protection – and neither is sure who is being rescued by whom…
When you are framed for murder, you only really have one option: emigrating to America. That is the decision that Samuel, the Earl of Kincardine, takes when on his thirtieth birthday, a suspicious death seems to point to him as the murderer.
He needs respectability, and that comes with a wife and wedding ring. The only trouble is, the ship he’s aboard only has one single woman aboard: Miss Margaret Berry.
Seduction may not come naturally to the Earl, but Samuel is determined. He will enter his new life as a new man – even if Margaret seems to have secrets of her own.
Will Samuel clear his name or clear his way to his intended wife’s bed? How will Margaret enjoy emigrating with an earl if he really is the killer society suspects?