POWERFUL. IN PAIN. AND UNDER SUSPICION . . . Mired in grief, Lady Roselyn Ravenstock avoids the cloying attention of friends, servants and society's well-wishers. Until the day she bumps into a woman who reminds her of her gentle mother. Coming out of her deep-seated sorrow, Rose tentatively befriends this kind lady . . . then news comes of her new friend's brutal murder. And Rose is implicated in the killing. Enraged and no longer willing to pliantly accept fate's thrashings, Rose resurrects an ancient, magical, family talent to re-shape her features. To prove her innocence, disguised as a young lad, this society's darling grabs hold of destiny's reins and goes hunting through London's shabby lanes and treacherous dockyards for a killer. In this unique twist of the beloved Sleeping Beauty tale, can Rose lay claim to her happily-ever-after? Possibly. But convincing the Regent's Intelligence Officer, her very own deceitful prince charming, that she is blameless, will require more than just a kiss.