The slender young highwayman who held up Lord Raven's coach was shocked to discover he had made a terrible mistake. He turned and fled, but not before Lord Raven had put a bullet in his shoulder. It was then Raven's turn to be shocked. For the wounded highwayman turned out to be a beautiful young woman, the kind of woman the rakish Raven had been seeking all his life - Lady Tara. It was some time before Lady Tara could tell Raven the truth about this frightening masquerade.
Beautiful, fair-haired Helene Ambel was the hit of the London season, the epitome of a refined young heiress. But she preferred books, horses, and intellectual pursuits to the dances, parties, and simpering, overdressed, foolish men she could not take seriously. Helene was hungry for adventure. She found it by helping her friends Juliet and Nicholas, who wanted to marry.
When dashing Lord Umber rescued Felicia from the coach accident, he automatically assumed she was merely a wench for fun and games. He knew nothing about her aristocratic heritage. Neither did she, for the blow on her head had quite driven all memory away. But even though Felicia did not remember her past, she was not going to allow herself to be seduced by a glamourous young stranger.
She had always done as she pleased - with nary a thought to the consequences. Indeed, Sally Mallory's great success throughout the ton as a fine portrait painter had been aided by spirited independence - along with wit and extraordinary talent. But now it seemed she had gone too far. Impetuous Sally had compromised her reputation, and now was to be forced into a marriage of convenience with the most distinguished art critic in London, the cold and arrogant Duke Ian Frobisher!
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They met, scandalously, in her bedroom at midnight, and shared a daring escape from France. Now, in London, the cynical and mocking Sir Nicholas Thomas is high-spirited Roberta Rushforth's hired protector and seeming suitor in an elaborate masquerade. The social whirl exposes her to the schemes of her jealous former suitor and a notorious French count - and leaves her breathless in Sir Nicholas' arms.