Lovely and headstrong, Lady India Lindley is accustomed to having her own way in everything. Determined to elope with a peer whose name has been blackened by his murderous brother, she boards a ship bound for Italy with her intended. But when the vessel is taken captive by Ottoman pirates, the independent beauty becomes a slave to Caynan Reis, ruler of the Barbary state of El Sinut- and a mysterious man with a secret past.
India doesn't expect to fall in love with this infuriating man whose will is as strong as hers- but she does. Nor does he expect that a revolt by Istanbul's powerful Janissaries will tear her from his arms. Sent back to Scotland heartbroken, India is married off to a stranger. And yet fate has a different plan for the proud beauty...one that will become a lesson in the startling power to wed two hearts for life.