The thief of hearts . . .Bored with stuffy balls and pompous suitors, Miss Natalie Haislett longs for romance and adventure—and dreams of wedding England's most notorious thief, the Black Knight. To this end, she approaches the renowned rakehell Jonathan Drake, reputed to be a friend of Natalie's would-be lover, and begs him for an introduction . . . unaware that the outlaw she so desires is as close to her as a kiss.Intrigued by Natalie's devotion and determination—and intending to use the unsuspecting beauty to pull off a brazen jewel theft—Drake agrees to escort Natalie to France, where the Black Knight is rumored to be. But while traveling in the guise of a married couple, an intimate friendship blossoms and the fires of reckless passion are stoked—as the daring bandit sets his sights on the priceless treasure he knows he must purloin: his lady's heart.