Only Victoria knows the truth about dashing, dissolute, dangerous Saber Lawrence - that he is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. When a chance meeting brings them face to face, Victoria can no longer ignore their secret past - an encounter at a glittering ball and a forbidden kiss she has angrily vowed never to repeat. To ensure her silence, Saber kidnaps Victoria and carries her away to his castle deep in the woods. Between persuasion and passion, he vows to vanquish her reserve - but he soon finds that an English governess is not so easily seduced. Will he discover too late that a woman's heart is a treasure more priceless than any kingdom?