Forced to flee Napoleon's rampaging army, orphaned Alana Farmer and her eccentric guardian make a new home for themselves in London. There, Alana enjoys every privilege a daughter of the nobility could hope for, plus an education fit for a queen. Eighteen years later, on the eve of her debut into London Society, she learns the shocking secret of her birthright. But is she really the lost princess of the European kingdom of Lubinia? With controversy and intrigue brewing around the beautiful newcomer, Christoph Becker, the captain of the palace guards, arrests Alana, convinced that she is either an imposter or a seductive spy determined to dethrone the king. Christoph uses every means at his disposal - even seduction - to draw the truth from his alluring prisoner. But, as a fiery passion flares between Alana and the man who has imprisoned her, the fate of a nation rests in their hands, and on their hearts.