It was the most perfect Christmas. Snowed in over the festive season with the dark, handsome highwayman who just happened to be the disinherited son of an earl and the man Allegra had secretly loved for years. But, those idyllic days during which they ate, drank and made love as snowflakes fluttered down outside the tiny cottage window, came to an abrupt end. The rain came, the snow melted and, refusing to heed Allegra’s plea to cease robbing, Richard resumed his nefarious occupation. What hope for their love now?