Fans of the traditional Regency
romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this short story (approximately
12,000 words) of a highborn bride about to embark on an important arranged
marriage. Before sacrificing herself on the altar of duty, Lady Ann decides to
experience one last day of unchaperoned fun. Her attempted escape, however,
appears to be foiled when she gets stuck in a tree. She is fortunate to be
rescued by a gallant gentleman, who then accompanies her on a most excellent
adventure. When she finds herself falling in love with her handsome rescuer,
Lady Ann must now face an arranged marriage that not only tests her sense of
duty. It might also break her heart.
Once upon a time, four superstar storytellers—New York Times bestselling authors Stephanie Laurens and Mary Balogh, along with Jacquie D'Alessandro and Candice Hern—came up with a delicious idea. What if they each wrote a story about a proper young lady stranded at a remote inn away from society's constraints? What would happen? And how long would it take for her to give in to desire?
In these four amazing tales, four heroines will come face-to-face with the men who got away . . . only to discover that, instead of anger, there is still a passionate connection that cannot be denied. And while each of their lives is quite different, and their pasts utterly unique, they will all make a common discovery—that one night can change everything . . . forever.