An infamous sea captain of the British Royal Navy, Devlin O'Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the Early of Eastleigh who brutally murdered his father. And he is waiting for his moment to strike the final blow. It comes in the form of Virginia Hughes, the earl's niece, who is about to change his cold, calculating plans for revenge.
Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, Virginia Hughes sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds to help save her plantation from certain bankruptcy. Instead, the notorious Devlin O'Neill ruthlessly kidnaps her and as his hostage, she finds her best–laid plans thwarted by his quest for retribution.
Against the backdrop of a turbulent war between England and America, Devlin and Virginia wage their private battle. But this is one battle that Virginia must win–for at stake is their future together.