To Love a Wicked Lord : Phillipa Carstairs, the granddaughter of a well-respected, retired government official, is engaged and ready to be married. But when her fiancé disappears on a mysterious mission just before the wedding, Phillipa doesn't know if she should hold onto hope of her intended's safe return. With no word from Noel, "Pippa" grows tired of waiting, and she and her grandmother enlist the help of British spy Lord Alain Maxwell. Together they set out on the trail of the elusive fiancé. As their journey takes them across England and abroad into France, Phillipa, initially unimpressed with Lord Maxwell, learns there is more to the dashing spy than meets the eye. Faced with an undeniable attraction, will Phillipa be able to hold onto her resolve and remain faithful to her missing fiancé?