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, prudence is simple enough, but in close proximity, it is quite a different matter. She would have to keep her distance and focus on more important concerns--like her work with the French command. But when the two meet again, there is no stopping the fierce passion that ignites between them . . .