Lord Cameron Mackenzie is intrigued when he finds the pretty widow, Ainsley Douglas, hiding in the window seat of his bedchamber. Cam remembers Ainsley Douglas all right—six years ago, he’d caught her in this very bedchamber, during a house party in the Mackenzies’ Scottish manor. Enchanted by her ingenuous excuses, he decided to seduce her, but stopped shy when she’d made a rather touching appeal about her “good husband who didn’t deserve to be heartbroken.”
Later, Cameron learned that her visit to his bedchamber was part of some female intrigue against him, the kind his late wife used to practice. Ainsley protested her innocence, but Cameron’s anger made him never want to see her again. Now she’s back, at another house party—and Cameron finds the gray-eyed minx in his bedchamber, again. Her excuses are just as ingenuous, but this time Cameron is determined to teach her a lesson.
They have unfinished business, Cameron tells her. He asks her how many of her many buttons she’ll let him unclasp, promising that before the house party is over, she’ll be asking him to undo them all.
Ainsley’s dismay is real. She’s on a mission to prevent embarrassment to Queen Victoria, and time is running out. Though the needs he’d stirred long ago during her unhappy marriage rise again, she knows it would be foolish to fall for love-them-and-leave-them Cameron Mackenzie.
But he asks her a question that challenges her beliefs about love and happiness, and she finds herself risking all to be with the black sheep of the Mackenzie family.
This book was so cute and funny. Counln't put it down.You could not but help love the characters as the were sexy and exciting and funny all wrapped up in one big package.Ainsley being a spy for the Queen and Cameron being a black sheep of the family so to speak combo duo worked well together. Cameron could not forget his encounter six years ago with Ainsley she was like fire in his blood. But, years later he finally gets the chance to pursue her again with vigor.Cameron's little game of wooing in pretty funny and what he actual gets Ainsley to do without crossing the lines too much lol. These two will have a passionate affair and form a love attachment that one party does not want as they do not trust.Ainsley will finally find happiness if she is persistent in a non knowing way and get the man all that want but never got to know...Perhaps live happily ever after!