"En route to her newest post as governess, Abigail Chailey is astounded when a highwayman stops her coach. Quite impoverished, but nevertheless sensible, Abigail agrees to pay the forfeit her empty reticule demands--a kiss. Yet nothing could have prepared her for the enchantment she feels in the dark stranger's arms. Even after she arrives in Three Rivers Cross, Abigain cannot forget the dashing man whom she fears has stolen her heart. Nor can she resist an unpleasant comparison with the arrogant Lord Treyford, an outcast from polite Devonshire society and a man who evokes troublesome memories of Abigail's first, ill-fated tendre.
Lord Treyford is far from charmed by Abigail. Her haughty demeanor reminds him of the upstart young governess whose deceit tarnished his reputation with the village gentry. Yet when he hears Abigail passionately defend the highwayman who has terrorized Three Rivers Cross for years, he is inspired to mischief. For Treyford keeps a daring secret--he is the highwayman whose moonlight magic charmed her once...and now he is determined that the price she must pay is her love."