A reluctant laird.
Broderick MacLeod never expected to be laird. The shocking deaths of his father and brother force him into a position he was not prepared for and a clan that does not trust him. Having vowed to exact vengeance against his enemy, the last thing he needs is to be distracted by the beauty and quiet strength of the mysterious woman taking refuge in his father’s castle.
A tormented woman.
Maggie McAlpine suffered untold horrors at the behest of a brutal monster. Determined to survive after being left for dead, she spends months recovering from her wounds, both physical and emotional. All the while plotting to seek retribution against the man who took everything from her. Even if it means going against the powerful laird who swore to protect her. The same man she’s come to trust and care for.
Their need for revenge.
A secretive world only spoken about in hushed whispers is unmasked to Broderick. Can he use this newfound knowledge to carry out his plan for revenge? Will he and Maggie be able to set aside their personal vendettas and come together against their mutual foe? Or, will they let shadows from their pasts tear apart their future?