Ranulf Wardieu was furious to discover his jailer was a raven-haired maiden garbed in men's clothing and skilled in combat. But when her hand and will wavered as she held him as sword point, he saw the woman's heart within the fierce fighter. And he vowed then that he would storm her defenses with sweet caresses, besiege her with kisses that set her aflame, and make his captivating enemy his. After four years of planning revenge on the warrior who'd stolen her future, Lizanne Balmaine had the blackguard at her mercy. Yet something about the onyx-eyed man she'd abducted and taken to her family estate was different--something that made her hesitate at her moment of triumph. Now she was his prisoner...and even more than her handsome captor she feared her own treacherous desires.