"Despite her beauty, Lady Amelia Patton has lived a sheltered life among her books. When she finds herself suddenly the toast of the ton, she is far from delighted. Her father, Lord Hathaway, wants her married off quickly, but the last person he'd choose for her husband is the son of his worst enemy.... Alexander St. James may be a thief of hearts, but he is no burglar. Nevertheless, he must recover an item belonging to his family to avoid a scandal, and so he has stolen into the home of Lord Hathaway, not expecting to come upon beguiling Lady Amelia in her bedroom, wearing only a lacy chemise.... From their first meeting, Alexander leaves Amelia breathless--but is it from fear or excitement? Captivated by her beauty, and charmed by her intellect, he ignores the scandalous whispers as he sets out to seduce the woman of his dreams...."--P.  of cover.