Heather Cynster has been waiting her whole life to find what her older brothers Gabriel and Lucifer have found: love. Not the pleasant marriage that most of society enters into, but the passion-filled, adventure-packed kind of love that she'd seen fulfill the lives of her brothers and cousins. But what's a girl to do when her hero just isn't showing up? If she's a Cynster, she takes finding him into her own hands.
Determined to actively search in places she hasn't yet ventured, Heather's journey to Scotland is rudely interrupted by a kidnapper. As she and her would-be rescuer, Timothy Danvers, Viscount Breckenridge, team up to bring her kidnapper to justice and foil his grand scheme, Heather begins to realize that there's more to be gained than just her freedom . . .
Romance veteran Laurens opens a trilogy with her 16th Regency featuring the tony Cynster family (after Temptation and Surrender). Heather, 25 and unmarried, decides to take control of her future before she is declared "on the shelf." Never a shrinking violet, Heather sneaks into a society soiree hoping to meet the man of her dreams. Instead, she draws the attention of renowned rake Timothy Danvers, Viscount Breckenridge. Though handsome and charming, Heather feels Breckenridge is too old and too patronizing, especially when he condescendingly evicts her from the party. When thugs kidnap Heather, Breckenridge takes off in hot pursuit; after he catches up, Heather persuades him to stick close by and try to learn the kidnappers' motives. Laurens's fans will enjoy this tale of vile villains, a repentant rake, and a sassy spinster.