Since his youth, Neville Perceval, the very proper English Duke of Anglesey, has struggled to save his family’s bankrupt estate. Now supporting the Irish cause in Parliament, he must marry wealth and influence to succeed.
Hot-headed Fiona MacDermot, the granddaughter of an Irish earl, has her own plan to free her people from the English: provide jobs for the starving villagers. When the funds raised to buy the looms are stolen, Fiona wants to suspect the despised duke, except he’s been nearly beaten to death defending her cause.
As Fiona and Neville go toe-to-toe, they reluctantly realize they must set aside their differences to find the real villain, but neither suspect lust and love to redefine their plans or force a choice between life and death.