James has spent the last 800 years alone, never finding love until the day he met Claire and fell instantly for her.
James is kind, handsome, and very mysterious. Claire, being a history professor, finds his knowledge of the past fascinating. She does not know this knowledge is so accurate because he lived during those times. She finds herself falling deeply in love with him. Vanessa, James' ex-lover from the 17th century, has vowed that if he will not be with her, he will not be with anyone. Fearing for her life, he brings Claire to stay with him. She realizes the truth about him and accepts him for the vampire he is. In an act of hatred, Vanessa attempts to have Claire murdered. As Claire lies dying, James must decide if he can live without her or change her into a vampire, as he is.