In Regency England, a beautiful young woman finds her life thrown
into turmoil by the arrival of a handsome scoundrel. Lady
Elizabeth, the youngest and most headstrong of the three Banning
sisters, has been engaged three times, and has most scandalously
broken off all three engagements. Her fear of becoming any man's
property has kept her from marriage and earned her a reputation in
as a heartbreaking flirt.
Neil Severin is a wicked rogue, black of heart and black of
reputation. A man of no morals, devoid of compassion, he is a
governmentsanctioned assassin. And his newest target is a man Beth
holds dear. When the flame-haired beauty thwarts his plan, Neil
exacts his own brand of spicy revenge.
Beth despises him. Neil doesn't care. But circumstances most
unexpectedly throw them together, and with Beth's life in danger,
Neil finds himself in the unexpected role of hero, racing to save
her before it's too late.
What he never expects is the twist fate hands him: instead of
his saving her, Beth winds up saving him. When the ruthless
organization he works for turns its agents loose on him, only Beth
stands between him and a death he thought he didn't fear.
In a fight for their lives, Neil and Beth travel the British
countryside, fleeing the ruthless killers out for Neil's blood, the
men after Beth, and their
growing attraction to each other. Can Neil forgive himself for
his past and accept Beth's love? Can Beth overcome her fear and
trust Neil? Will she have to choose between him and her family? And
most important, can they both survive long enough to begin a new
The third in the Banning Sisters trilogy that began with the
New York Times bestsellers Scandalous and
Irresistible, Shameless marks a dazzling return to
historical fiction for Karen Robards.