Madame Alexandra Larchmont, fortune teller, is always on the look-out for the dark haired, green-eyed man who her cards have always warned her about. A former theif, she pulled herself from the bowels of London to become a celebrity of sorts, entertaining the ton.
Colin, Viscount Sutton, can't get past his recurring nighmares and a sense of doom that his life is about to end. Retired from a life of a Spy, his new mission in London is to find a bride and fulfill his responsibility by producing an heir.
Spying a woman leaping from a window, Colin is shocked to find that the dark beauty is the theif who once tried to steal his pocket watch and has haunted his dreams all the years since. Escaping from a room where she's overheard a murderous plot, Alexandra is equally stunned to find herself face-to-face with the green-eyed dark man.
Colin, suspicious of Alexandra's activities, hires her to perform private card readings for him. Alexandra, although wary, accepts. She is in desperate need of money in order to provide a safe haven for the street children she keeps at home.
Colins cards show deceite, betrayal, and doom. Although he doesn't believe in this nonsense at first, slowly he can't escape the fact that someone may be trying to kill him.
Colin, Alexandra and Nathan (Not Quite a Gentleman) band together to unravel this murderous plot.
I really enjoyed this book, not as much as Nathans though. The romance was very good, but highly unlikely. In reality, Alexandra would have accepted being his mistress. But this isn't reality. A bit surgar coated if you ask me, although ending was nicely done.
If you liked any of D'Alessandro's other books (The Bride Theif, Red Roses Mean Love etc) you'll like this one too. Not a deep emotional read, but some good romantic fluff.