Timona Calverson’s adventures as she traipsed across continents with her fossil-hunting father might have formed the blueprint for the Perils of Pauline. Now the sensible Timona has had her fill of her perilous life of adventure, yet she is uncertain where she can settle happily. Her family is wealthy and related to aristocracy, but a Season in London showed her that she will not fit in society.
She is forced into one more escapade when she is kidnapped in New York. After she escapes unharmed she is knocked unconscious, and then rescued by Michael McCann, a recent Irish immigrant and New York City police officer. When she wakes in his flat, Timona is physically and emotionally stirred by a man for the first time. She hopes to stay with the generous and strong Mick. But first she must convince him they belong together. And she must elude would-be kidnappers and bureaucrats from her family's company intent on destroying her plans for her future with Mick.