Falling in love is never easy, especially when a deadly volcano awakens beneath your city, threatening everything you hold dear.
Aurora Fortunas is an aspiring physician living in the celebrated city of Pompeii. Scholarly, proud, and devoted to family, she has refused every suitor for fear that a domineering man will crush her independence. When an earthquake strikes, bringing her on a collision course with a handsome stranger, she finds him old-fashioned, imperious, and utterly captivating.
Evander Mercurius is worldly, strong, and fearless. His belief that a woman should know her place and a man should always have the final word is challenged when he meets the beautiful and fiery Aurora. Tasked by his father to secure his family's business ties to the new emperor of Rome, he finds himself forced to choose between the love of the beautiful healer and the temptation of political gain.
As Mount Vesuvius roars to life, shaking the city to its foundation, Aurora's healing skills and Evander's loyalties are put to the test. As the mountain's wrath rains down upon them, can they learn to compromise, find their inner strength, and save their newfound love before it's too late?