For much of her life, Aileana MacDonell has fearlessly accepted the responsibility that has been entrusted to her: to guard the sacred amulet that protects her clan. But never has there been a danger so great as the one presented by the legendary warrior Duncan MacRae, who threatens dire retribution if the lovely Aileana will not submit to his every desire ... and whose breathtaking masculine power tempts her toward sweet sin.
Duncan has good reason to seek revenge on the hated MacDonells -- dark imprisonment and torment have seared that need in his soul. Yet he means no harm to the proud, courageous lady he has captured, wishing merely to learn the location of the magical amulet that was stolen from Clan MacRae years before. But the exquisite Aileana is an adversary more stubborn and cunning than any Duncan has ever encountered, for she strikes where the bold avenger is most vulnerable: at a noble heart suddenly enflamed by passion and the tender agony of unforeseen love.