After the sea claims his beloved wife, Lord Adam Westmore abandons the company of high society to live quietly by the beach. He is haunted by his failure to save his late wife from drowning, and he is convinced he will never love again. But, a mysterious woman with bewitching violet eyes soon shatters his lonely existence-and opens his heart to the stirrings of passion once more. Evelyn Waye is in danger. Hunted by a sinister devil, she seeks refuge in Adam's arms. However she doesn't trust men. Cursed with rare beauty, she wonders if Adam intends to exploit her (like others have done before). But, soon Evelyn longs for the strong and enigmatic lord. She also holds a dark secret: she is a royal bride. Can she trust the handsome stranger to protect her from a sadist prince? Or will she prove to be too dangerous to desire?