". . . high on wit, tension, and passion. . ." Romantic Times "Pattillo charms with a delightfully funny Regency tale . . ." Bookloons A hero s work is never done. Haunted by his past, Nicholas St. Germain, Crown Prince of Santadorra, has a penchant for rescuing anyone in distress damsels as well as hapless canines. He has vowed to avoid heroism of any kind, but then Lady Lucy Charming barrels into his life, trailing trouble in her wake. Daughter of a Duke, Lady Lucy s life is anything but charming. Forced into drudgery by her stepmother after the Duke s death, Lady Lucy endures her lot while plotting rebellion. She foregoes the usual balls and Society s marriage mart, leaving those pursuits to her desperate stepsisters. Instead, Lucy continues the clandestine and often dangerous work of her late father. But to be discovered aiding the reformation efforts could mean imprisonment for Lucy. Any man who thinks to rescue her from her dedication to the cause will find himself pulling a recalcitrant Lucy from one scrape after another. And when Lucy s passion for reform places her in jeopardy, Nick finds that a dangerously enticing wager may be the only way to save them both. When love requires the most daring rescue of all, what s a hero to do?