When Katherine Welles saves the life of a highwayman, she realizes he may be the only avenue of escape from a betrothal to her villainous neighbor. But traveling under the protection of a dashing outlaw–who won’t ask directions–is anything but safe. Especially when his searing hot kisses awaken a yearning for something Katherine never knew she wanted.
Nicholas Montford, the exiled Earl of Ashton, returns to England determined to reclaim his family lands. As a highwayman called the Raven, he takes revenge upon the Puritans who thrived while his family suffered. But when he kidnaps heiress Katherine Welles, thoughts of revenge take second place to kissing her soft lips and teasing the mistrust from her eyes. Can he find redemption in the arms of the woman he plans to betray?
Read Chapter One here.
“…a terrific, engaging read, full of adventure and tension and some unexpected, wicked humor…”
–Bridget, The Romance Reviews
“A thief, a damsel in distress and plenty of conflict–what more could a reader want?…Black adds sensuality and humor to this intriguing historical…”
—Faith V. Smith, RT Book Reviews
“…will warm your heart and restore your faith in the power of love.”
–Claire Delacroix, U.S.A. Today Bestselling Author
“…a delightfully satisfying and sexy Restoration romp!”
–Lisa Valdez, NYT Bestselling Author
This is a revised version of the book originally published by The Wild Rose Press in 2007 (print and e-format) with a different cover. That version of the book is no longer available except through used bookstores at outrageous prices.