An unwanted betrothal threatens Lady Jessamyn's dreams of retiring to a convent and using her knowledge of horse breeding to generate income for the nuns. Sent alone to Scotland to wed a wild scot and serve the needs of her father and her king, Jess plots to escape the marriage and achieve her dreams. In Scotland she finds not the wild boorish monster she imagined but a knight defender who would claim her heart, if she will only give up her dreams.
Sir Colin Marr left his highland home believing he would never again see the woman he loved. Returning in search of traitors to Scotland, he discovers Sorcha MacKai is now his brother's widow. Colin convinces her to help him find the traitors, but can he convince her to trust him with her heart.