Embittered after his beloved wife's death at the hands of his hated enemy-Sir Jasper Wickham-Ranald Lindsey, the Highland laird known as the Wolf of Badanloch, was hungry for vengeance. So when chance put him face to face with the Englishwoman betrothed to Wickham, he kidnapped her, and forcibly held her in his household. With her blazing red hair, infinite practicality and daring wit, Meredith Tanner both infuriated and challenged her dark and brooding captor. Undaunted by his coarse, merciless demeanor, she turned his reckless household into a well ordered home, winning loyal clansmen and kin to her cause. The undeniable desire they shared only heightened the tension, as coutly intrigue and political turmoil erupted into a deadly and dangerous game between rivals...and made Ranald vow to win this willful woman whose bold love would test his courage and his heart.