Inchman was mad! Mad with revenge. Joanna had rejected Lord Inchman and he swore he would destroy her reputation. Now tongues were wagging and conversation hushed every time she entered the room. When she could stand the gossip no longer, Joanna summoned her coach and fled. But Inchman was close on her heels, pursuing her over snowbound roads to an isolated country inn. There, cut off from friends and protectors, feeling alone and hepless, Joanna would have to defend much more than her reputation. Her very life was at stake!