A PASSIONATE VENTURE
Refusing to be governed by the rules of men, free-spirited Desdemona Quiggley and her two close companions create Lucy Lavender Enterprises, an astoundingly successful business venture. When a stroke of ill luck plunges the company into deep debt, however, the resourceful Desdemona devises a daring scheme to replenish the coffers: capture the notorious highwayman Dandy Dan and claim the reward. Unfortunately, instead of the bandit, Dessie's well-aimed slingshot fells the Marquis of Daxonbury, a gentleman whose appetite for adventure leads her into the most daring of all enterprises...
A THRILL WORTH SEEKING
Arriving in Yorkshire to visit his aunt, Dax is literally knocked off his feet by the irrepressible Miss Quiggley, whose prowess with a slingshot rivals her ability to get under his skin in ways he never believed possible. A London-raised Corinthian, his less than enthusiastic view of marriage and the opposite sex have compelled him to maintain his carefree lifestyle at all costs. But will the lure of a mystery, a villainous plot -- and the plucky Desdemona's considerable charms -- present a challenge his heart cannot resist?