Cultures clash and sparks fly when a willful Frenchman and an untamed British heiress meet in this historical romance in the Pascal trilogy. An orphan raised by a British lord, handsome Frenchman Pascal LaMartine is notorious for keeping his heart's desires secret. British heiress Elizabeth "Lily" Bowes is equally infamous for her wild spirit and refusal to wed. They have nothing in common—until the day Lily accidentally lands at Pascal's feet and changes both their lives forever. Brought together by destiny, threatened by shadows of the past, and drawn into a dangerous battle of wits, Pascal and Lily have no reason to trust each other. But as their indifference evolves into something else entirely, they soon learn how perilous passion can be . . .