Boston heiress Lydia Hamilton is betrothed at last - and soon betrayed when she finds that her fiance cares more for her family's fortune than her love. Disguised as a young man, she flees to England, employing her skill at cards in London's most elegant gambling clubs. But when the brash newcomer wins too much and too often, Victor Bartlett, the Earl of Wedmont, intervenes. To conceal her identity, Lydia has no choice but to accept his challenge: a duel at dawn. The dashing earl only meant to teach "Leonard" a lesson - and he certainly intended to miss. But when the cursed pistols misfire, Victor is aghast to discover that his wounded foe is female, and that Lydia's overprotective older brothers and irate fiance are scouring London for her. Lydia begs him to hide her until she is healed and Victor, as a gentleman, must agree. He is willing to risk everything to help so lovely a lady...even his heart.
The Wedding Runaway