From the Back Cover:
A tempestuous beauty with topaz eyes and tawny hair . . . a gambler as handsome as he is charming . . . the American Revolution . . . all play a part in this breathtakingly romantic novel. Amid the lush green splendor of Louisiana horse country in 1812, fiercely independent Melissa Seymour finds herself drawn to devilishly irresistible Dominic Slade. Crossing verbal swords from the moment they meet, both deny their desires with a dangerous duel of words. But as war between the U.S. and Britain rages, and treacherous political intrigue threatens, their concealed passions explode in a love story as turbulent and magnificent as the times.