The thief of hearts . . .
Bored with stuffy balls and pompous suitors, Miss Natalie Haislett longs for romance and adventure--and dreams of wedding England's most notorious thief, the Black Knight. To this end, she approaches the renowned rakehell Jonathan Drake, reputed to be a friend of Natalie's would-be lover, and begs him for an introduction . . . unaware that the outlaw she so desires is as close to her as a kiss.
Intrigued by Natalie's devotion and determination--and intending to use the unsuspecting beauty to pull off a brazen jewel theft--Drake agrees to escort Natalie to France, where the Black Knight is rumored to be. But while traveling in the guise of a married couple, an intimate friendship blossoms and the fires of reckless passion are stoked--as the daring bandit sets his sights on the priceless treasure he knows he must purloin: his lady's heart.