She was fleeing from an unwelcome marriage and so was he.
When Selina sought shelter with the Marquis of Castleton, she never dreamed that it would lead to them being chased across Europe in a powerful yacht.
Before long she was embroiled in a rollicking adventure. Dressed as a man to avoid detection, Selina fell into one scrape after another, yet always knowing that the Marquis would rescue her.
But she was despairingly sure that he saw her only as a child and she was beginning to long for more.
The Marquis thought of himself as a serious man, but in the company of the vivacious Selina he found himself changing, laughing more often and falling in love.
Even when they escaped to France their problems were not over. But at the final explosive showdown the Marquis proved himself a man of shrewd wit and - what was more important - passion.