The Loyal Heart by Merry Farmer
Series: The Noble Hearts, Book 1.
Approx. 110,160 words.
Published on September 30, 2011.
Lady Aubrey has a choice: pursue her childhood love, Ethan, or give in to Ethan’s bitter enemy, the dark and devilish Crispin. Ethan is more interested in regaining his land than wooing her. Crispin loves her, but will that be enough to save her when he discovers she is, in fact, his arch-nemesis, the Derbywood Bandit? What happens when the heroine chooses the villain over the hero?