Angus MacReith is ailing and he needs an heir to take over as laird of Glascreag when he dies. Angus asks Sir Artan Murray to bring back his niece Cecily. Angus thinks Artan should marry Cecily and become laird one day. Artan is very skeptical about Angus' plans. Although the thought of being laird of the land he loves is more than tempting, Artan wants a marriage of love and passion, and Cecily is stranger to him.
Cecily Donaldson is about to marry Sir Fergus Ogilvey. Cecily loathes Fergus but her aunt Anabel and Uncle Edmund demand she marry him.
When Artan sees Cecily he is pleased by her looks and angered by the way she is treated. He also senses that her family and Fergus are up to no good. When Artan decides to take matters into his own hands, Cecily has to choose between the family who has raised her, and the man she is growing to love.
Highland Barbarian is a romantic and exciting story with fiendish villains and courageous heroes. Artan is brave, strong and handsome and Cecily is delightful; she's strong and yet vulnerable too. They are very well suited. Hannah Howell uses the Scots charming accents and the romantic setting of the highlands, along with a thrilling storyline and wonderful characters to create a lovely historical romance with Highland Barbarian.