Charity saw him on the auction block, chained to a post. She needed a man to help protect her land and sons, and he was the only one she could afford, for none dared bid on such a savage-looking creature. Yet the sight of him had her heart pumping with an attraction that threatened Charity's Puritan soul!
An alleged traitor, Rafe Trehearne had been beaten and tortured, and now was being sold like an animal. Once purchased, he'd planned to find a way to escape. But that was before he'd felt the widow's gentle touch and beheld the passion in her eyes.