Lady Phoebe Landon has little interest in men until a chance encounter on the beachfront brings her face to face with a disheveled cavalry officer who knows just how to trip her pulse and inspire her every forbidden desire. Only after she becomes hopelessly drawn to the man does she learn that he's none other than the notorious James Witherspoon. Not only is Colonel Witherspoon known for his womanizing and depravity, but all of England knows he murdered her brother fifteen years prior. James is not the man England has labeled him. Although he enjoys his whiskey a little too often-and his women just as much-deep down inside, there is the real James Witherspoon lurking, struggling to break free of his past mistakes. It's not until he meets his Siren by the edge of the ocean that he feels the need to become the man Phoebe Landon deserves...as long as she gives him a chance.