A war of words over the issues of the day in Regency Edinburgh forces David Lansdale, the Earl of Treybourne to hide his identity and seek out his anonymous opponent. But the enchanting woman he meets harbors her own secrets.
Anna Fairchild has too many depending on her to let an attractive man turn her head and her heart. This stranger from London ignites all sorts of yearnings in the woman who swore off men and marriage years ago. David undermines her defenses and steals her heart and she fears that no words can ever make things go back to the way they were.
When all the secrets are revealed, who will win this battle for love?