In the mid-nineteenth century, life for one southern belle has spun dangerously out of control. Isabella Monroe is a young beauty, and the victim of a vicious blackmailing scheme. She is being forced into an arranged marriage with a man whose advances have long repulsed her. Aaron McCade is a new foreman hired to oversee the troubled crop at Orchard Manor, and Isabella quickly finds herself inexplicably drawn to his rugged good looks and his soft southern charms. His experience in the ways of passion sends her mind and body careening out of control, but is he the answer to her prayers? Is Aaron who he seems?