Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king. He's a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue, with unrelenting charm. All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat. If she doesn't come up with the money, there'll be nowhere to go but the workhouse - separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother. Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him - but his mission must come first.