After the mysterious death of her father, Leah Balfour Dalton was destitute—and desperate to rescue her orphaned sisters and brothers. In one daring moment, she seized a chance to pose as the niece of a wealthy solicitor, hoping to discover the truth about her father’s forsaken legacy. At elegant Sinclair House in London, her masquerade began. Only the piercing gaze of Ian Sinclair, the Earl of Huntsford, could unmask her charade... beginning with their first hungry, searching kiss.... Ian came from Falcon’s Gate, his magnificent Scottish estate, to seek a wife amidst London's glittering balls. And, like the dark, winged creature for which his home was named, he swept down upon the golden-haired Leah. But a daunting shadow in the eyes of his lovely prey revealed her heart's deepest secrets—secrets that must not come between a husband and his wife.... Risking her heart on an exquisite passion, Leah watched her happiness fall away like dust when the truth of her deception branded her an impostor and a thief. Banished to Scotland, she vowed to reclaim the love she could no longer deny...a bond that lived beyond betrayal...a love that would stand the test of all time.