Madeleine Vernon’s dreams should be filled with fashionable gowns and prospective husbands. Instead, she dreams of avenging her brother’s execution. But her plans go awry after Maddy is taken prisoner by the queen’s men. Her life is further complicated when her attractive and enigmatic captor, Nicholas Ryder, forces her to become a spy.
It is Ryder’s job to foil plots against Elizabeth, and he sends Maddy into a household of suspected traitors to garner what information she can. As the line between captor and prisoner blurs, deceit, betrayal, and desire become a perilous mix. Ultimately, Nicholas must decide whether duty to the queen is more important than winning Maddy’s heart.