Though taken in by the Braemoor clan as a child, Neil Forbes had no hope of land or title for himself. Two true heirs stood before him. But when the older heir died and the younger was believed killed, Neil was named the Marquis of Braemoor. When Janes Leslie was a young lass, her heart beat for the black sheep of the Braemoor clan, but Neil was deemed unworthy of her love. An arranged marriage did nothing to stem her hunger for his touch. So when Janet was accused of murdering her husband, she fled to the safety of Neil's arms. A battle between duty and passion ensued. The powerful forces arrayed against Janet could bring Neil's hopes for Braemoor crashing to the ground. But could a man turned traitor to desire-and turn away the one woman he had yearned his whole life to possess?