A gentleman killer is stalking prostitutes in the alleys of Boston. The police arrest Lucas Hawthorne, the notorious son of a prominent family and owner of the infamous club Nightingale’s Gate. As the daughter of Boston’s leading prosecutor, attorney Alice Kendall has followed the headlines, but she is not prepared when the accused walks into her office seeking counsel. Nor is she prepared for his seductive charm. Alice knows she should keep her distance from a man like Lucas. But she takes the case to trial, standing against her father for this mysterious man. Lucas has led a life filled with unapologetic scandal and dark secrets - secrets that he has revealed to no one, including the lovely lawyer who haunts his dreams. Alice has the power to awaken the dormant cravings of his heart, but only if she can face the shocking truth that torments his soul.