Midnight Masquerade by Shirlee Busbee

Set in the lush green splendor of Louisiana horse country in 1812, this is the story of a tempestuous love between the fiercely independent Melissa Seymour and the devilishly irresistible Dominic Slade. Crossing verbal swords from the moment they meet, both deny their desires with a dangerous duel of words. But as war between the United States and Britain rages, and treacherous political intrigue ignites around them, so do concealed passions...exploding in a love story as turbulent and as magnificent as the times.