Having spent most of the last few years trying to rid the country from smuggling gangs and French spies, Jonathan Arbinger returns home to take a well earned rest. While he is there, he is determined to try to further his cause with the delectable Kat, the woman who has held his heart since he was nine years old.
He is shocked and horrified when it becomes apparent that a smuggling gang is operating right on his very own doorstep. As one of the Star Elite’s finest men, and lord over the parish of Bentney on Sea, Jonathan has to embark on a new mission to try to uncover the truth behind who is involved in the smuggling. He doesn’t want to believe that Kat is involved, but doesn’t believe her for one second when she denies any knowledge of the illegal cargo that is being smuggled ashore and when strange events begin to unfold around her he is faced with a complex web of mysteries that threaten everything he holds dear.
Will his life-long dream to make her his wife be possible when he uncovers the true identities of the smugglers? Or will the lies that stand between them force them apart forever?