Elizabeth was speechless when she ran into Sir Richard again at a dinner party held at her sister's estate. She had been in love with Richard since she was a young girl. And though she should have been thrilled, Elizabeth was incredibly nervous. A year earlier, she had been caring for injured soldiers as a nurse when the two happened to cross paths. Since Richard had temporarily lost his sight, Elizabeth decided to keep her identity hidden from him. Feeling vulnerable, Richard had reached out for her, and she ended up spending one passionate night in his arms. Now she can only hope he’ll never realize that Mary the nurse was actually her!