When Lady Elizabeth Wilde and her sisters are summoned once again to their chronically anxious father’s deathbed, she’s shocked to find that his worries are at last justified. He’s terribly ill, and Lizzie suspects poison. But when she seeks help from the Bow Street Runners, her request is answered by a rough-hewn rogue known only as Dysart. Though his irreverent charm by turns shocks and captivates her, a man of Dysart’s background is an altogether inappropriate choice for a duke’s daughter—isn’t he?
Although Dysart has his reasons to disdain polite society, the promise of supplemental income from a noble’s coffers is too tempting to deny. But if Dysart means to apprehend the culprit who poisoned the duke, he’ll need to avoid any and all distractions—like the delicious swish of Lady Elizabeth’s hips. Yet as the investigation begins to unearth secrets he’d rather remain hidden, Dysart must decide at a moment’s notice whether to hold Elizabeth at arm’s length . . . or pull her dangerously close.
Lizzie goes to Bow Street to find someone to help her figure out if her father is being poisoned. She meets Dysart who goes undercover during a house party to help her get answers. There is some mystery surrounding his background. He has some history with some of the party guests. Dysart and Lizzie get close, but Lizzie's father is expecting her to marry her cousin. I enjoyed the mystery. Dysart was a little hard to understand for a while but I liked Lizzie. Lizzie's sisters seem interesting and I would read their stories.