She is Esme Brentmor, a fearless rebel with a tender heart but a temper that runs hotter than her flaming red hair. Secretly determined to avenge her father's death, she is forced to travel with a handsome English wastrel through a harsh and treacherous land.
Varian St. George, an arrogant aristocrat, has gambled away his family fortune and lives on his considerable charm and good looks. Despite Esme's contempt for his selfish, pleasure-seeking ways, Varian's blatant sensuality irresistibly awakens in her a passion that flares hot and sweet. And as their perilous journey draws them closer together, Esme discovers beneath Varian's polished façade a man of honor and courage, struggling to be worthy of her, eager to claim her, and destined to be hers forever.