Hugh D'Abernon, Marquis of Darley, was in Sevastopol for one reason only: to reconnoiter the town for the British Secret Service. So if he encounters a woman of unparalleled beauty in need of his help, he will do his duty and smartly escort her back to town--then continue on his way. He will not consider being diverted from the task at hand. No matter how tempting the lady... Aurore Clement was unaccustomed to being so susceptible to a man's good looks. From afar, it was simple enough to be prudent, but in close proximity to this handsome Tatar, it was quite a different matter. She would have to keep her distance and focus on more important concerns--like her work with the French command and caring for her wounded brother, a soldier with French forces. But Hugh and Aurore both have reasons for wanting to escape the reality of this fearsome war. And when the two meet again, there is no stopping the fierce passion that ignites between them...Have you ever had those authors that you said you would not read again but inevitably you pick up their next book? This is one of mine. I have read most of her books and every time I remember that I was not crazy about the last one because it is the same characters in a different setting. I finished it but I was bored. I think part of it for me is her style of love scenes. I like banter as much as the next girl, but hers have so much I am trying to figure out how into it these people are that they can get out these complete thoughts and vocabulary while having sex. Okay, am done now. If you have not read one, I would recommend this one, it was good but once you have read one, you have read most of hers.