Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a
cottage in the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London
streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the
paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds some
pleasurable diversion in sneaking past the wall to explore the
grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively
goes to the gardens for safety.
Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger,
even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of
her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private.
There is plenty of whispering about him already, with rumors of
treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments
performed by his uncle?who died of mysterious causes.
Immediately sensing each other?s psychic talents, as well as
their mutual desire, Lucas and Evangeline find themselves with an
even more pressing concern. Whoever tried to have her killed will
try again. But who would want her dead?
With Evangeline?s skill for detection, and Lucas?s sense of the
criminal mind, they soon discover that they share a common enemy.
And as the dangerous energy emanating from Crystal Gardens grows
stronger, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has
been buried for too long.