A dress designer for Queen Elizabeth, Catherine Seton Spencer is cursed - or is it blessed? - with unbound impulsiveness. Secretly venturing into the heady streets of London, she casts off the reins of propriety in a search for excitement and true love. Little does Cat know that her bold curiosity will lead her to the man destined to claim her.
Rough-hewn and roguish, Patrick Hepburn, Lord Stewart of Scotland, is a man of strength and cunning. Possessing the gift of foresight, he tells the ambitious King James that the throne of England will be his. As reward, the King promises him a wealthy bride to help him regain his family fortune, and sends him to London as an emissary to the court - where he finds the beauty who has haunted his visions.
Divided by loyalties and society, but bound by a desire that drives them into each other's arms, Cat and Patrick find themselves in an intricate web of deceit and danger that threatens to topple the throne - and tear the lovers apart.