A STRONG HIGHLAND LAIRD
The fate of his Highland clan rests on Laird Evander Mackenzie's shoulders. The long winter killed his crops, and now the threat of famine looms over the land. To keep his people from starving, Evander needs funds--and he needs them fast. When an English earl offers him an exorbitant dowry to marry the man's daughter, Evander thinks he's found the perfect solution. There's only one problem: his new bride won't go back to his castle without a fight.
NEEDS A WOMAN WHO CAN'T BE TAMED.
Feisty Lady Diana Stuart is determined to win her independence. Because of her refusal to marry, her father has imprisoned and abandoned her. Still Diana refuses to admit defeat, and she plots an escape to a cave steeped in local lore. But there, Diana meets another man determined to control her fate: Evander. Though Evander manages to capture her, Diana refuses to go meekly.
Evander is drawn to Diana's unconquerable spirit, but her secrets may lead to their undoing. In a world filled with death and heartbreak, is it fate or legend that will hold them together?
Previously published in the MISTS AND MOONRISE anthology
Previously published in Mists and Moonrise