Jilted by his betrothed and desperate to escape his family's strict Gypsy ways, Talon Barberry leaves England behind when he's hired by a French extremist to kidnap a diplomat's daughter sailing to New Orleans. However, he discovers that he is merely a pawn in the Frenchman's game, and his target is actually a spy hired by the Cabildo—the most beautiful spy he's ever seen.
Hired to take her best friend's place on a ship bound for the West Indies, Talia Montrose uses her feminine wiles to seduce the handsome rogue sent to capture her. When they uncover the truth that she too is a victim of the Frenchman's evil plan, Talon agrees to protect her and save her family home.
Over land and sea, they surrender to their uncontrollable desire for one another. Uprooting his entire moral grounding, Talon defies his honor by falling for the creole seductress, and Talia loses her heart to the man willing to sacrifice his life for hers. But, it can never be: Talon is Romani, and his family would never approve of Talia. Conflicted by emotions, Talon realizes a little too late that he can't live without her. But will he be able to give up his traditions to live a life of happiness with the woman that stole his heart?
* This book contains steamy adult scenes. 18+ audience recommended.