In the lush forests of medieval Wales, a captivating young woman holds fate in her hands
Tara always knew she was different, although she never knew how much until she discovers her life is shrouded in secrets. No on can tell her what mysterious circumstances surrounded her birth, but they are somehow entwined with a dark emerald -- the jewel identifying the lost heir to Tower Twyll.
Banishes from Twyll by his brutal half-brother, Rhys carves out a new life as the Bastard Outlaw. But then he comes upon a raven-haired beauty whose comeliness inflames his desire. And she carries the legendary jewel that threatens his quest for revenge...
Though Rhys kidnaps her, the infamous criminal stokes a passion -- both seductive and frightening -- in Tara. For if she is the true heir, then she becomes the sworn enemy of the man who has captured her heart.