Marcus, 4th Duke of Lethan, has been in love with Cora for longer than he cares to remember. Cora is a young woman of intelligence and ambition. One evening, as Cora dances with every man but Marcus, he realizes desperate measures are needed. Posing as a highwayman he intercepts Cora’s carriage on the way home and abducts her. By morning, Cora’s heart has been won over and she begs the highwayman to leave with him but he declines. Will Cora ever see her mysterious abductor again?