Sherwood Forest, 1815
Cassiopeia Valient storms, “Sir, is this any way to conduct a kidnapping?”
When Blake Forester rescues her from her crashed carriage, Cassie mistakes this lord for “The Gentleman Bandit” she hired to kidnap her for ransom. And Blake is her intended victim.
He should be outraged! Instead, he’s intrigued. Since he returned from the War, he suffers terrifying memories. Why did so many die, yet he is unscathed? To answer that question, he has engaged in death defying wagers and duels. This diabolical damsel may be the distraction he needs to get back to living again.
After Blake reveals who he really is, Cassie’s life shatters. She vows to cease her wild, reckless behavior. This time her actions went beyond dangerous. They were criminal. If she has to bite back words and squeeze out smiles, she will act like a proper lady. Thwarting her resolve, the lord dares her to join him in glorious adventures. She can’t avoid the rascal. He’s offered to loan her father money to repair their flood damaged estate.
Demanding his cut of the ransom, the real Gentleman Bandit threatens blackmail and kidnapping. Blake and Cassie chase the culprit only to discover the most dangerous adventure is falling in love.