Daphne Swift has made a list of the the men that meet her requirements for a husband and Lord Fitzwell is her chosen bridegroom. She is anxiously awaiting his proposal at a ball at her family estate. There is one thing that is stopping Daphne from marring Lord Fitzwell. She is already married to Captain Rafferty Cavendish. Now, all she wants for him to annul their brief marriage.
Daphne married Rafe when she was assisting him in spying for the Crown as his cabin boy. Her brother Donald insisted that they be married before they started the mission to protect Daphne. The mission is over and Donald was killed by the French. Rafe needs Daphne's assistance again, this time to capture the villains that killed Donald.
I always enjoy characters that are different. The Swift family though blue blooded, was involved in spying for the Crown and even Daphne was involved. I have read the other novels in the series and I liked how the other characters were involved, yet the book stood by it's self. I was laughing at the antics of Daphne's cousin Delilah in the first part of the novel (she almost took the book over) and was breathless with waiting to see what would happen next with Rafe's mission and his mission to make Daphne his wife in truth. Another wonderful novel from Valerie Bowman.
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