Beautiful, strong-willed Rorie Shelbourne dreamed of adventure and a life beyond the confines of her small English village. From the moment Cameron Deveraux, the darkly handsome and seductive sea captain from the colonies enters her life, she is thrown into a world of danger and intrigue where nothing is what it seems and she is forced to choose between love and pride. More
Amidst the fluttering ribbons and falling rose petals of an old English May Day beautiful, strong-willed Rorie Shelbourne struggles to make sense of an old Gyspy woman's cryptic message: "There be two forces afoot, my dearie. One ye must avoid an' the other ye must not fight."
Her senses swirling from the persistent seduction of the mysterious colonial sea captain Cameron Deveraux, Rorie longs to give her heart to him. But is love the force she had been warned to avoid? Or is it her own pride that she must fight and the shattering suspicion that the man who stirs her senses and inflames her passion has a nefarious purpose in bending her to his will?
From the boudoirs of a corrupt aristocracy to the caves of desperate smugglers, Rorie strives to understand the Gypsy woman's warning before it is too late.