A lady with a secret sorrow, in a Mayfair ballroom, beautiful Emma Northcote stands in amazement. For gazing at her, with eyes she’d know anywhere, is Ned Stratham – a man whose roguish charm once held her captivated. But that was another life in another part of London. With their past mired in secrets and betrayal and their true identities now at last revealed, Ned realizes they can never rekindle their affair. For only he knows that they share a deeper connection – one that could make Emma hate him if she ever discovered the truth.