They Tempted Fate . . . Even When it Seemed Too Late.
Miss Penelope Bryant was possessed of a practical nature. Therefore, to avoid certain disaster, she convinced her dull but dependable fiancé to elope with her to Gretna Green.
Likewise did Lord Kilmore have a pressing need to elope to Gretna with his remarkably pretty but terribly spoiled, wealthy fiancée.
That all four should meet en route and agree to travel together was considered unexceptionable. But then Lord Kilmore and Penny began to wish Gretna Green were farther away.
Harlequin Regency Romance - # 73