She has a secret.
Fancy Flambeau is many things: the eldest in a family of seven sisters, a talented opera singer, and the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman. No one knows her father’s identity, including her sisters. And Fancy wants to keep it this way. She refuses to end like her mother. A woman who gave everything to the man she loved and lost. Fancy is determined to make her own way in life and provide for her family without the interference of any man.
He has a plan.
Stepan Kazanov is many things: the youngest in a family of five brothers, a wealthy prince, and the son of a mother who suffered at the hands of a cruel husband. Stepan is a determined man who goes after what he wants, the magnificent Fancy Flambeau. But can he make her see that not every aristocrat is like her father? And with a killer on the loose in London, whose victims are opera singers, dancers, and actresses, can Stepan convince the strong-willed Fancy to trust his ability to protect her from this deadly danger?