The man is arrogant, insufferable ... and dangerously irresistible! Alexander Scarston, Earl of Selbourne, may be wealthy, devilishly handsome, and one of England's most eligible bachelors, but as far as lovely Lucia Dashing is concerned, the man is a scoundrel -- one who makes her heart race, even as her own safe, stodgy fiance leaves her feeling cold -- but a scoundrel nonetheless. However when Lucia's twin brother vanishes mysteriously, she must turn to Alex for help and convince the fearless and arrogant earl that he needs her and her inspired plans. As a secret agent for the Crown, Alex has mastered the ability to mask his identity and his heart. When he realizes that his nation's future depends on his finding the missing youth, Alex risks all by exposing innocent Lucia to his world of secrets and subterfuge. The impulsive lady delights in courting certain danger for the first time in her young life -- yet nothing will prove as perilous as Alex Scarston's kiss!Galen, Shana is the author of 'When Dashing Met Danger', published 2005 under ISBN 9780060773151 and ISBN 0060773154.