Great romance about a man who is going mad and a healer who is running from a very evil man.
In 1307 Scotland, her missing father is found dead and her cousin, the obvious heir apparent as clan leader, is near death. The vicious Dougal claims clan leadership even as a reluctant Elena says she will temporarily lead by her birthright until Ian recovers. Dougal tells her they will wed by morning and through marriage he will be clan chief. Elena worries for herslef, but mostly fears the destruction the repugnant Dougal will cause to her already extremely low morale people.
Still Elena escapes the abusive Dougal by fleeing into the night with the "devil" in pursuit. She reaches the land of Clan MacLachlan where she pleads with a warrior for safety. Chieftain Symon MacLachlan, known as THE DEVIL OF KILMARTIN, easily disarms Dougal and makes him run back to his clan. Symon takes an adverse Elena with him, but is shocked that her simple touch eases much of the madness that engulfs him, concluding she must be the healer of Lamont. Though their clans are enemies, the devil and the healer fall in love, but Dougal will not rest until she sanctifies his role as leader by marrying him.
This is an exciting Medieval Scottish romance starring two interesting characters whose need for one another goes against the respective traditions of their clans. The engaging story line is at its best when Symon and Elena squabble while she tries to hold back her healing hands that soothe his mental anguish even as that same touch leave both in deep desire for one another. Though Dougal is too abusive as the villain, sub-genre fans will relish this delightful historical tale.