Daring and defiant, Virginia Courtney risks her life by transporting Royalist fugitives to safety. Until Colonel Alexander Marshall seizes her family's land and takes her prisoner. But the fearless beauty arouses a passionate yearning that the honour-bound soldier has never before allowed himself to feel. Irresistibly drawn to her handsome captor, Virginia cannot forget that he is also her most treacherous enemy. Yet with each caress, Alexander mounts a delicate assault on her senses, quelling all thoughts of rebellion--leaving her conscious of the perfection of his passion. Tom between desire and duty, Virginia and Alexander become players in the most dangerous of games...where intrigue and betrayal rule the day and where love carries the inevitability of destiny.