Romayne Smithfield knows she is acting out of hand when she agrees to elope with her admirer, Bradley Montcrief. But how could she have guessed their carriage would be attacked as soon as they crossed the Scottish border? Sure Bradley is dead, she is shocked to be rescued from the highwaymen by Major James MacKinnon, who has his own reasons for being out on a moonless night. He is pursuing a traitor who has sold out Britain to the French. He turns his attention to Romayne and takes her to where she can be safe-his home. When her maid arrives to take Romayne home, she insists that a duke's granddaughter cannot return from an elopement without a husband. James must marry her. After all, they spent a night together when he rescued her. When he agrees, Romayne is astounded . . . until he tells her that he has arranged for a fake ceremony. He needs to go to England to catch his prey, and taking her home to her grandfather gives him the excuse he needs. Now it is her turn to agree, but nothing goes as they plan. Neither of them guessed someone wants Romayne dead in a plot that began when she was only a baby . . . or that a marriage of convenience can become very inconvenient when true love gets in the way.
by Jo Ann Ferguson
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