Cassandra Elliott, hated half-sister of a Galloway laird, has been offered a stark choice. Either she allows herself to be sold in marriage to a man of the laird’s choosing, or she’ll spend the rest of her life in the Bedlam. With no friends in Scotland who would dare to help her, she steels herself to flee across the Solway Firth to find sanctuary with her godfather on the English side. But the crossing is too dangerous for her to go alone. And the laird will soon be on her trail.
Captain Ross Graham has fled from London after being rejected by the woman he loves. He risked his life to rescue her, but it brought him nothing but heartache. Now that he has reached the Scottish Borders, he can breathe again. He resolves to harden his heart against all thoughts of love. He will spend his time safely searching for his long-lost Scottish family. Danger lies among deceitful women. So he will simply avoid them all. Especially if they need rescuing.
Can Ross keep to his resolve when his path crosses Cassie’s?