Iris Tavners met the man of her dreams -- but found out that he was in love with someone else. So she is pleased when August Williams, the Earl of the Westwood, leaves their inn after hiding from the French. He arrives in London to find his fiancée has given her heart to another. He is further chagrined when his identity is compromised and he must return to the Wild Rose Inn. Shocked by August’s return, Iris is determined to resist his charms. But when danger threatens, will the two be drawn together despite their best intentions?