Alone in the world, with only her brother to care for, Taylor is struggling to survive. For years, a war has torn apart her kingdom, turning the one-time tailor into a solider in the local militia. Now her village is under attack. Taylor’s fought long and hard for freedom, but now it seems that she’s on the losing side of the battle. As her town burns, her enemies unleash one final weapon. Something so terrible that it’s been the stuff of legends. An Ogre. A massive monster who can grow as tall as a giant and ignite his whole body in ravaging flames. Nothing can stop such a beast. …Unless Taylor figures out a way to free him from his captivity and convince him to join her team, instead.
Last of the race of ogres, Dom has spent years enslaved by the humans. He doesn’t understand them. He doesn’t like them. And he sure doesn’t care about their pointless wars. When he first sees Taylor, though, he begins to seriously reconsider his hatred for her people. Taylor is nothing like the other humans. She’s brave and beautiful and full of ideas. Sure she’s a little bit small, but he’s still dazzled with his good fortune. Ogres recognize their mate when the first see them and everything in Dom knows this crazy redhead is supposed to be his. He just needs to convince her that an ogre can be Mr. Right.
When Taylor tells Dom she has a plan to end this ridiculous war, he eagerly agrees to help her and her screw-up of a brother reach the king. It seems like a good chance to win Taylor’s affections and he’s not very concerned about the dangers they’ll face. After all, he can just kill any humans who get in his way. What could possibly be simpler? Except before long, they’re dealing with a band of unscrupulous pirates, angry villagers with torches, assassins on their tail, and getting lost in a forbidden forest. Taylor wants to help Dom escape his captivity and regain his stolen homeland. Dom wants to show Taylor they were made for each other. But, surviving to see their happily ever after just might be harder than either of them think.