After being sent to court for her father to find her a husband, Islaen sets her heart and mind on Iain - a man whose first wife's death in childbirth still haunts him. When the king orders Iain to marry Islaen, she knows it will take more than just time to win his heart and convince him that he should give their marriage a chance. Unfortunately, along with Iain's past memories, they also have enemies out to ruin their marriage - or kill them.
The many aspects of the story combine to keep the hero and heroine struggling and the reader guessing what the outcome will be.
From New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell comes a spellbinding tale set in the magestic Highlands, where an arranged marriage becomes a true joining of hearts. . .
The vivid scar that spans Sir Iain MacLagan's cheek is a daily reminder of the wife he lost - and of the enemy that still stalks him. Commanded by Scotland's king to remarry in order to unite two powerful border clans, Iain reluctantly weds Islaen MacRoth, a woman whose delicate appearance belies a playful, seductive nature that proves dangerously attractive to a man who has vowed never to jeopardize his heart, or his loved ones again. . .
Raised with eleven boisterous brothers, Islaen has little time for foolish romantic notions. Even so, she had hoped for more than a forced marriage to a man who shares her bed, but not her life. Step by step, Islaen sets out to wear down Iain's defenses. But can her ruggedly handsome husband learn to give her his love as freely as he bestows his passion?