He was a wanted man..
She was a women who knew what she wanted ...
He was her Highwayman, a lusty, sensuous stranger existing only in Lettie Grey's mind: a man whose mere gaze unleashed her most wanton passions, whose velvet touch left her aching, burning, breathless with desire.
But Ethan McGuire was no fantasy. A fugitive desperate to clear his name, he embodied the bold, insatiable lover Lettie had dreamed of for so long. He was there, in virile flesh and blood, in Lettie's prim and corseted Illinois town.
Relentlessly pursued by the law and by a reckless band of vigilantes, Ethan took refuge in the heat and dust of Lettie's attic bedroom, and in the warmth and hunger of her arms. But he was a man who trusted no one, a man more afraid of losing his life ...
In games that are as perilous as they are passionate, everyone plays for keeps.
When Fiona McFee first meets the straight-laced deputy Jacob Grey, he is naked and bound in a field of foxtails. A con man’s daughter through and through, Fiona leaves him there as he swears to never forget her. True to his word, Jacob tracks Fiona to Chicago years later, and he has an offer for her that she can’t refuse: A full pardon for her and her father in exchange for her help in catching a counterfeiter. All she must do is pose as a wealthy British widow and play poker on a tourist train heading West.
With her freedom at stake, as well as another chance to outwit Jacob, Fiona must perfect her poker face as she gambles for the fate of her future. But neither she, nor Jacob, can ignore the undeniable attraction between them, and as the stakes of their deadly game soar to new heights, the thin line between inevitable danger and unyielding desire begins to blur.
Now both Fiona and Jacob have more to lose than either of them bargained for— their hearts.