London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a man of refinement, like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating and pushes him to the end of his patience. Her case seems simple enough. It's only a small matter of inheritance, or so he believes ... Once a well-born lady, Mariposa fought to survive the brutalities of Napoleon's war on Spain. Now, Mariposa sets in motion a plan to reunite with her loved ones in England. To avoid drawing the attention of the French, Mariposa dons a carefully crafted persona to conceal her true purpose. Drawn together by the case, Jason and Mariposa come to know the person beneath the masks they both wear. But when the truth of Mariposa's quest is revealed, the couple is pulled into a mystery that will test the limits of their courage--and expose the true desire of their hearts.-- Adapted from publisher description.