The story starts with the battle between the Eldons of England and the MacLagans of Scotland, who have been sworn enemies for centuries. We meet a 10-year-old Storm for the first time, who endears herself to her families' enemies, and leaves a mark on Tavis MacLagan, her future lover. Seven years later and Tavis stumbles into her by accident and end up saving her from the advances of Sir Hugh, but in return she was taken as a hostage. Of course we know the other reason for this, but that is what makes this book so exciting. As the story progresses, Storm and Tavis find themselves more and more drawn to each other. Storm falls in love with Tavis, and Tavis finds himself struggling to suppress his feelings for her for fear of being burned once again.
Captured in a border raid and held for ransom by the fierce Scottish clansmen who were her ancestral enemies, bewitchingly beautiful Storm Eldon knew her fate only too well. Tavis MacLagan would not harm her -- the arrogant knight had given his word on that -- but he would stop at nothing to get her into his bed.