by Andrea Kane
Book 1 in the Thornton series
Bestselling author Andrea Kane deftly interweaves her sensual love stories with breathtaking intrigue — a touch of danger amid glorious romance. Affaire de Coeur says, “Andrea Kane’s talent knows no bounds,” and now she brings readers an enchanting tale of a rogue with a heart of gold and a desire for one very precious jewel of a woman.
Lady Daphne Wyndham is the only child of the brutal Marquis of Tragmore. Risking a beating each time she sneaks away to help the local vicar, Daphne fantasizes about the legendary Tin Cup Bandit, who robs the rich to aid the poor. His scandalous exploits inflame her rebellious spirit and fire her romantic imagination. And when he appears in her bedroom, she suspects all her wild dreams may come true….
Pierce Thornton grew up in a British workhouse, and now thirsts for vengeance against the nobility — and the Marquis of Tragmore. As he plots to ruin Tragmore, a twist of fate opens an unexpected door, allowing him to fulfill his life-long crusade: bringing the fashionable world to its knees. But in the process he encounters a far greater peril…losing his heart to Daphne Wyndham.