He is Xanthier O'Bannon—cast out Scotsman, marauding sea captain, feared by all. He has lost his land and birthright—and has nothing left but pride and a lust for revenge.
She is Alannah—a blind, ethereal beauty with an uncanny affinity for the horses that roam wild across the island she calls home. Raised by a strong woman, Alannah has known nothing but peace in her soul.
But when a violent storm casts Xanthier ashore, Alannah innocently surrenders to an untamed desire. And Xanthier makes a promise to protect her—never suspecting how that simple vow will transform his life.