SHE WAS THROWN INTO THE ARMS OF A STRANGER AT SEA -- AND ANOTHER ONE ON LAND . . .
It was on a storm-tossed Atlantic crossing that young American Abigail Dawson found herself clinging for more than life to Charles Lydiard, the handsome Englishman supposedly tutoring her in proper behavior. Only with the greatest difficulty did Abigail manage to suppress the decidedly improper impulses he aroused.
But an even harder test awaited Abigail in London in the elegant person of Lord Reginald Longford. She was due to marry Longford in a union of her fortune with his title, and he clearly wished to seal their bargain with more than a kiss.
Abigail was not used to English ways, Regency wiles, and the manners and morals of rakish lords. All she had was her frontier spirit to guide her in a world where faithlessness was all the fashion and marriage could be a mockery of love . . .