“I fear for your safety!” the Duke thundered. But he might as well have been barking at the moon. Isabella, his beautiful but supremely arrogant niece, scoffed at the notion.
Yes, Isabella’s father, also a Duke, was fighting in the Peninsular War, and yes, there were reports that men of ill repute were known to capture and hold for ransom the sons and daughters of the aristocracy.
Isabella, however, was far above that. She was too busy holding parties and trying desperately to gain the attention of the handsome Lord Balton.
That is, until a man dressed in black pointed a gun at Isabella and threatened to kidnap her.
This time, Isabella’s uncle would not take no for answer.
And the Duke engineered one of the cleverest and most bizarre switches in regency romance history.