Douglas Moncrieff was once a notorious pirate, the Dragon of Darien.With a stroke of the king's pen, he is given a Scottish earldom...and aroyal order to behave. Haunted by past sins, a heartless predator byhabit, Douglas now faces the perilous road to reform.
Princess Rowena of Hartzburg, an innocent heiress in danger, has fledto the Highlands for a mysterious rendezvous with Douglas'srespectable half-brother. When his brother fails to arrive, Douglasplans to hide his shameful past from Rowena and claim this lovelygem for himself.
But this princess has plans of her own. Not the helpless maiden Douglas expects, Rowena is a royal hellion who cannot wait to tame her dragon...In a secluded Highland castle, secrets are unveiled and desires unleashed as Douglas and Rowena join forces to fight a deadly enemy. Now the pirate who hoped to capture a princess discovers that her innocence -- and his heart -- are both at stake.