A delightful historical romance novel, lively and sensual...a hero to die for... Masquerading as a renegade aiding runaways in order to have some meaning to her life, Amerra McKinley has put aside her desires for love and marriage because…she's cursed…and more than one man has died because of it. So she's finished with men–until Devlin O'Connor awakens a passion she thought she would never feel. A passion that is sure to cause his demise unless she can ignore his melting sensuality. Disinherited and divested of his very identity, Devlin O'Connor's prospects for a decent life seem to have scattered like dry leaves in the wind, but fate has thrown him into the path of Amerra McKinley. Devlin knows his way around women, and he decides he wants this one. But nothing has prepared him for a woman that can rebuff his attentions once he turns on the full extent of his dangerous sex appeal.