Alexandria, the beautiful young widow once known as Lady Scandal among the ton of London, is trapped in France when war breaks out once more. Returning to England with her niece will be a dangerous journey indeed, and one that must begin under cover of darkness. When she climbs into her coach, Alexandria is shocked to find that her maid has been replaced by a man she knows only too well. Though she has not seen Paxten Marsett in nearly ten years, she recognizes her former lover's voice immediately. It is deep as midnight and tempting as sin . . . With French soldiers in hot pursuit, there is not a second to spare if they are to reach the coast in time. Paxten is wounded and his fever is rising, and they are all at risk of capture, imprisonment, and worse. Soon they have no choice but to abandon the coach and travel in disguise, sleeping under the stars or in humble country inns. Despite the danger, his dearest wish is to have one night alone with her - one last chance to rekindle the passion they once knew. And Alexandria cannot say no . . .
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