It's Christmastide in London, and Lady Tabitha Sinclair, only child of the deceased Duke of Rathesborne is trying to figure out who she is. With her position among the covert King's agents in flux, she has to decide what she'll do with her time, for it certainly won't be attracting a man as her mother wishes. A chance meeting with a handsome stranger at a musicale changes her course as well as her thinking.
The Honorable Duncan Beauchamp wants only one thing this Christmas season: a night where he won't be crushed by familial expectation or buried beneath an onslaught of nightmares. He has no intentions of finding a match like his father hopes, but when he sits next to an intriguing, auburn-haired woman at a ton function, he has second thoughts.
An instant connection binds them, and after striking up an unlikely friendship, the two set out to have fun throughout London's society events. After dances, crashing a masquerade, and stealing kisses, they find solace and understanding in each other, but will the quick heat of desire last long enough to usher in the slow burn of love? Sandal might force their hand, but perhaps it will also bring them both that one silent night.