Discover the first romance in New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood's beloved Crown's Spies series! Christina Bennett has taken London society by storm but the ravishing beauty has kept her mysterious past shrouded in secrecy. When the arrogant nobleman, Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, steals a sensuous kiss, however, he believes he tastes the wild fire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swears to possess her. But the feisty and defiant Christina cannot be so easily conquered. Mistress of her own heart and fortune, she resists Lyon's passionate caresses and refuses to surrender to his desire for if she does, she must also forsake her precious secret and her promised destiny. With her "straightforward style and brisk pacing" (Kirkus Reviews), Julie Garwood's classic romantic series is perfect for fans of Jude Deveraux and Julia Quinn.