Lord Anthony Cage departs on a private expedition south of Virginia in the attempt to bury a broken heart, while pursuing his dream of building a new city. He fully expects to encounter trouble along the way, but not in the first hour of his trek, and certainly not in the form of the ravishing, pampered daughter of a prominent Spanish general.
Maria Isabella Pedrosa is on the run from a cruel fiancé whose pirate crew will stop at nothing to recapture her. She uses every wile in her extensive repertoire to try to seduce the dashing English lord into helping her escape.
With their countries hurtling towards war, they are sworn enemies by association, but that doesn’t stop the attraction kindling between them. Is love strong enough to conquer all in the savage wilderness of the New World, or will their divided loyalties keep them apart…forever?