Phillipa Atwater is on the run after her father is ripped from her side by Napoleon's soldiers without warning. Alone and desperate, her money running out, Phillipa comes to London to find the last of her father's old friends, only to find they've been murdered, one by one.
The only person she can find is the man mentioned in her code breaker father's journal--James Cunnington. Unfortunately, her cryptic father doesn't tell her whether the man is friend or foe. In order to find out for herself, Phillipa transforms herself into Phillip, a destitute young tutor desperate for the job of teaching James's adopted son Robbie.
As a woman in a man's world, Phillipa must discover whether James is the answer to her prayers or her worst nightmare.
Or maybe--just maybe--he's the man of her dreams...