As the stranger's arms closed around her, Octavia Morgan knew she'd just made the biggest mistake of her life. Picking pockets had seemed the only answer to her desperate plight. But now she'd been caught, and there was worse to come. For the dangerously attractive man she'd robbed was no common mark, but the most notorious highwayman in England. Haunted by his past and hungry for revenge, Lord Nick didn't take kindly to being fleeced, especially by a ravishing thief with a deceptive air of innocence--until he realized that this reckless beauty could be the key to his long-sought vengeance.