'SET ME FREE. SAY I ESCAPED, OR THAT YOU NEVER FOUND ME.' Kidnapped heiress Lady Aline of Leavingham has surrendered any hope of rescue when a mysterious figure casts her assailant aside. But it's soon clear Aline's saviour has no intention of setting her free...Worse - he's sworn to deliver her to the Duke of Roxholm: her family's enemy! Sir Hugh of Eardham has never seen anything quite like Aline's beauty and fighting spirit. There's no doubt he's tempted more to protect her than to keep her bound. But could this loyal knight ever break his oath of allegiance for Aline's sake?