Margaret Mayo celebrates the publication of her 80th romance novel. Rachel is shocked when Liam Mallory, a man she once loved, is the new prospective investor in the bistro she co-owns with Steve Wild. Having once worked for Liam, she helped almost ruin him. Tricked into it by another employee, she had not realised the severity of what they were doing. But Liam cast her out of his life. When they meet again, it becomes clear Liam has neither forgotten nor forgiven her. He kidnaps Rachel, whisking her away to a remote country cottage in the English Lake District. What punishment does he have in mind? And how will Rachel deal with his plans?