Lord Richard Harcourt has devised a master plan for ridding himself of debt. The notorious rake will abduct a wealthy heiress. But beneath her meek, prim exterior, Richard discovers a shrewd and exciting temptress he can't resist touching...After a night alone in a coach with her captor, Bethany Dallison knows she must wed him if she wishes to keep her reputation intact. Though she cannot control her fate, Bethany can control her impulses. She refuses to yield her body to Richard - no matter how seductive his kisses. But as their nuptials approach, Bethany finds her resolve quickly melting under his caress - while Richard finds that fortune is the last thing on his mind...A lover of historical romance since picking up her first Georgette Heyer novel at the age of 10, Ann Stephens lives in the Midwest with her husband, two beautiful daughters and two cats. She learned the value of a good story and great characters while earning her theatre degree. History fascinates her, and she enjoys researching her stories almost as much as writing them.