Fleur (our heroine) is widowed and seemingly content. The book opens with her in France with her friends. She comes across a large statue of "The Black Celt" and feels a strange connection to the sculpted warrior.
A few days after arriving back home in England she finds the statue has been delivered to her property. She often seeks it out for comfort and a sense of well-being.
Soon a huge highlander begins to show up and protect her from any danger that might come her way. He's crazy about her from the start but she needs to maintain her independence for her own peace of mind.
There was a mild sub-plot with a villian but it never detracts from the main story or characters. The banter between the two is great. He says the most wonderful things to her. I cared about the characters and was gratified with the ending. I highly recommend this book. I'm off to find other Lois Greiman books. High praise, indeed.
Since escaping a dangerously abusive marriage, Fleurette Eddings, Lady Glendowne, has reveled in her freedom - turning the heads of the ton with her unrestrained enjoyment of life. But her extravagant purchase of the statue of a fourteenth-century Celtic mercenary seems beyond the pale, even for the vivacious young beauty - especially when a powerful, breathtaking, and oddly familiar stranger mysteriously enters her world....
The warm caress of an exquisite lady has awakened Killian, Sir Hiltsglen, the legendary "Black Celt" from his centuries-long slumber. To end the curse that encased his spirit in cold stone, his destiny is now bound to the infuriating lass who set him free - and who tempts the great warrior with a smoldering sensuality that inflames his barbarian desires. For Fleurette is hiding a dark secret and is in dire need of a champion - and Killian's mission could be compromised by an unbidden love that transcends time.
Fleurette is a widow making her way in the world by owning and running a carriage manufacturing company. On vacation, she admires a statue of a Celtic warrior and suddenly it appears in her garden.
Killian is your typical medieval dictator. He is forever telling Fleurette what she can and should do. Of course, this infuriates her and they have many rows. He is a royal pain in the butt but within the last few chapters she gives in to his charms and falls in love. It's a cute story but the hero is a little too much. Any normal woman would give him the heave ho and be done with it