From the glittering courts of Elizabethan England to the storm-tossed cliffs of the Scottish Highlands comes a dazzling tale of seduction, danger, and desire by one of America’s bestselling and beloved authors, Iris Johansen. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL PAWN IN A GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH When Princess Kathryn Kentyre is snatched from a life of captivity by the mysterious Black Robert of Craighdhu, she is torn between absolute terror and soaring hope. He had been chosen to protect her from the dangers surrounding her, yet the moment he sweeps her away she knows this rogue of a Scottish laird will prove a greater threat than any she faces from her enemies. HE WAS A WARRIOR-CHIEF TORN BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE Sensuous as sin itself and wild as his native Scottish Highlands, Robert MacDarren has no intention of settling down with one woman. Yet the agreement he strikes to keep the peace requires he marry the orphaned beauty and bring her back to his castle at Craighdhu for safekeeping. It is to be a marriage in name only—and only for one year. He never suspected that the meek hostage he had been promised would prove to be this firebrand of a woman who would challenge his mind, arouse his passion, and lay siege to his heart.