Sabrina Savage has been raised to be a perfect lady. When her father dies under mysterious circumstances, she is shocked and upset. At his funeral she meets a stranger, Adam St. Aubyn, marquess of Stonehurst, who helps her mourn and promises to help her uncover the truth about his untimely death.
Set against the turbulent historical background of the War of 1812, this star-crossed romance portrays a grieving English nobleman, James Armstrong, the 14th duke of Kinross, who has come to America bent on avenging the death of his elder brother, the 13th duke, who was betrayed to American troops and executed.
Wed through an arranged marriage to a tyrannical Scot, Brigette Devereux picked up her pride and left. Her hair was red as a fox, her skin smooth as silk. Her pure complexion belied her fiery heart and her turbulent past. Her quest for freedom flung her straight into the embrace of Lord Iain MacArthur. She was rebellious; he was consuming. He was treacherous, and she was no stranger to treachery. She was fair, and he was darkness. Together they would set ablaze the time they had between them.
There was a familiar feel in the air. She knew it well, knew exactly by whom that sensation had been provoked. But could it be? Could it really be him? He was the one man who set her soul on fire. He was also the husband who had abandoned her ten years earlier. Her name was Rob MacArthur. At the age of eight, she had married the 15-year-old marquess. Their time together was bliss, a fantasy world where true love and pure hearts were all they knew.