A Highwayman Came Riding by Joan Smith
COULD LOVE SOOTHE THE SAVAGE THIEF?
The penny-pinching duchess, determined not to pay for another night's lodging, insisted her coach travel the perilous roads outside London, all but begging for the unwanted attentions of a roving thief. It was her companion, Marianne Harkness, who first heard the pounding hoofbeatsand who boldly met the gaze of the handsome highwayman Captain Jack.
However, nothing went as plannedfor the victims or the criminalsand the duchess leaves it to Marianne to rescue her diamonds from Captain Jack's clutches. But soon adventure turns to mayhem, as Marianne discovers that the only way to reform the scoundrel is to fall in love with him!