Lord Ashe has one last night to find his perfect bride, but his search is hampered by his memories of an enticingly mysterious lady who stole his heart five years earlier. But his search to uncover her identity has been hampered by two simple facts: he never saw her face and doesn’t even know her name. But her kiss… oh, he’s never forgotten her kiss.
Miss Ella Cynders went to the Ashe ball to help a friend and landed in the suds when she caught the eye and the heart of the all too handsome Lord Ashe. Knowing that such a lofty lord could never marry an ordinary lady’s companion, she flees into the night, vowing never to return. But five years later, Ella cannot forget the passion she found in his arms or the love that his kiss promised. Should she dare find a way into this one last ball and back into his heart.
Note: This story is available in print as part of “The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance”.