Branded a thief and held prisoner in a Scottish castle high upon a cliff by the dark and forbidding Earl of Erroll, Mary Hurst must find a way to free herself and gain possession of a mysterious artifact that can help her beloved brother regain his freedom.
Fortunately, Mary is no simple, schoolroom miss and the handsome earl is about to discover that spirited women do not take kindly to being imprisoned. Forced to deal with his recalcitrant (and he’s certain, devious) guest, Erroll finds himself reluctantly admitting that if he weren’t so sure she was a thief, he might be interested in the intrepid Mary. Might be, he reminds himself after he kisses her yet one more time . . .
Before Mary’s done, the earl will wish he’d never turned the key upon her door . . . and wonder if perhaps she really is a thief, and has stolen his heart!
"Hawkins’ tale is a lively romp, the perfect beginning to her new series."
"Couldn’t put it down . . . Ms. Hawkins is one of the most talented historical romance writers out there!"
~ Perfect 5 Star Review from Romance Junkies
"Readers will be delighted by the perfect pacing, the humorous dialogue and the sizzling sensual romance."
~ 4 ½ Star Top Pick from Romantic Times Book Reviews
"... charming and witty …"
~ Publishers Weekly