Tired of being wooed for her dowry, Lady Madeleine
Castleigh has given up on finding true love. But on her way
to elope with a boring but honorable philanthropist, her
carriage is seized by a nobleman on the run. Maddie is
alarmed, especially when she catches sight of Jack
Martingale, Marquess of Blackthorne, exactly the sort of
wickedly attractive man she's sworn to avoid.
Chased by a powerful duke with revenge on his mind and a
private army in tow, Jack has no choice but to confiscate
Madeleine's carriage. He promises to take his leave once
they arrive at the wedding in Gretna Green but doesn't
count on his growing desire for the blue-eyed beauty. When
the unexpected appearance of Maddie's father and the
mistakes of a drunken priest alter everyone's plans, Maddie
is furiousâ€”until she discovers that Blackthorne's kisses
arouse a passion in her she'd long ago stopped praying for.