The desire for revenge sent William Enton, third baron of Landow, into Darktowne to punish those who destroyed everything precious in his life. But this infamous lair of robbers and cutthroats is no place for a gentleman. And when he wakes after being set upon by brigands, a golden-haired angel is tending to his wounds. They call her 'Princess,' and royalty she must be, for never has bearing and beauty been so perfectly blended in one woman. But her tender touch masks a hardness born of the streets; she is indeed the princess of thieves - and answerable only to the brutal kingpin who holds everyone in Darktowne in his sway. Now only a brazen masquerade can keep William alive and bring him closer to this exquisite enchantress. For his mission is suddenly clear; to melt the frozen heart of the lady who has miraculously brought him alive again . . . and to set her free with passion and boundless love.