What happens when a thief gets her heart stolen? ...and what happens when it's stolen by a gorgeous if straight-laced British colonel who's unknowingly hired Everwell's cat burglar as a governess for his daughter? ...and what happens when a man who literally gives orders for a living finds himself falling head over heels for a woman who seems incapable of following any? Everwell's light fingered thief, Gemma Kurt is happiest working in the shadows. But the Scandalous Spinster's latest job has her playing governess to the lonely and unruly daughter of the impervious Colonel Jeremy Webber while secretly searching his house for a missing will. It's is a true balancing act - one made all the more difficult when it is the handsome Colonel that steals her breath every time they're together... Colonel Jeremy Webber buried the pain of losing his wife in work and the dependability of checklists and schedules, locking away his feelings in tidy boxes. Determined to raise his daughter on his own, the busy aide-de-camp can't keep an eye on his strong willed child and an energetic Lieutenant Governor at the same time. Jeremy's a man of schedules and rules, but his alluring new governess manages to manoeuvre around every one - including his most important rule...never fall in love again. Normally Gemma is the thief, but Jeremy is stealing her heart -- even as he's dangerously close to uncovering secrets that put her and her fellow Scandalous Spinsters in jeopardy. To let him in could risk everything...but could shutting him out mean stealing her own happiness?