A WOMAN'S PRIDE Vulnerable young widow of a hot-tempered Irish chieftain, Kathryn Devereux sought her children's safety in marriage to her late husband's ambitious nephew, Hugh O'Neill -- who won an earldom with their union. Now Countess Tyrone, Kathryn concealed her feelings from her charismatic husband. Remembering the terrible fury of her first husband's love, she feared Hugh could never give her the tenderness she yearned for.
A WARRIOR'S PASSION Dazed by the beauty of his delicate bride, the Earl of Tyrone was incensed as she shunned the marriage bed. No sooner had he shown Kathryn the loving kindness she craved than she was kidnapped by a vengeful kinsman. Hugh's daring raid rescued his lovely countess from her lust-maddened captor. But the secret of her nights as a hostage haunted Kathryn and Hugh knew there was only one way to regain her trust and rekindle her desire.