Demure lady's companion Emma Chegwidden never defies society's rules. Until the night she runs straight into the arms of the mysterious and menacing Reaper...a man who rides the night-shadowed countryside and conceals his identity behind a mask. His goal is justice...or is it vengeance?
Cynical, dangerous and ruthless, Michael Durant, long-lost heir to the duke of Nevitt, is the last man on earth that sensible Emma should defy. But some challenges are too tempting to resist, and some passions too fierce to ignore. Soon Michael discovers in Emma the woman he has longed for...a woman whose beauty and courage touch his tortured soul. He will defy anything, even fate itself, to claim her . . .