Lord Clive Colcord, Earl of Breakerton, had escaped to Scotland in an attempt to avoid scrutiny by his late father's solicitors. It had been a quiet, if not boring rustication, until he finds himself tasked by the local magistrate with apprehending the highwayman menacing the North Road. He doesn't expect to discover a beguiling dark-haired beauty with more dangerous men in her life than Clive has sisters. Yet he finds himself offering aid in an attempt to protect this damsel in distress. He must help Louissa find the proof of her uncle's crimes and find her brother before she is forced into marriage all the while not losing his own heart in the process.