Young and naïve, Elizabeth Rothwell always dreamed that she would marry for love and live the rest of her life in Thornhill Castle. When she's given in marriage to the fearsome Scottish Chieftain, Robert MacDairmid, those hopes are dashed.
Robert is a man filled with the need for vengeance. To obtain the means to destroy the man responsible for the death of his wife and child, he agrees to marry Elizabeth, his beautiful niece.
Although Elizabeth fears she will never be able to compete with the memories of Robert's past, she is determined to try, and surrenders herself completely. The powerful warrior, with his gentle caresses and breath-stealing kisses, awakens in her an explosive passion, and earns her heart.
Elizabeth is put to the test when Robert's plot to free Scotland from English rule unfolds. When Robert is sentenced to death for treason, Elizabeth is faced with a choice. Does she dismiss everything that's happened between them and believe that she was nothing more to Robert than a political pawn? Or, should she trust once more in her feelings, forgive Robert's act of treason, and fight to save the man she loves?