Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker.
Then he disappeared without a word . . .
The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again—
In a dark alleyway—
In a drenching rain—
In a chase with the police—
Can she fall again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?