Mrs. Smith's fertile imagination is never at a loss as she continues to find fresh new plots. -- Romantic Times Cressida Charmsworth had only recently learned to savor the pleasures of the rich. Now at the age of twenty-three she was society's darling, having inherited more money than a country girl could ever imagine. Needing to get away from London's social whirlwind, Cressida set her eyes on a quaint summer cottage by the sea. But its owner, Lord Daunty, refused her. Now ensconced in the house next door, she did some midnight snooping -- only to be swept in the lusty embrace of a stranger . . .