This is the first in a trilogy of short stories. The heroine is the sister of the hero in The Highlander's Heart.
Elyne Campbell is doing her duty by marrying the man her brother has picked for her, the laird of the Grant family. She doesn't believe in romantic love and is willing to do what she must for the family.
When trying to help a needy guest, she comes across Tavish Grant. Thinking that this is her soon to be betrothed, she is pleasantly surprised by him. She soon learns that Tavish is the cousin of her betrothed. Unfortunately, she finds herself thinking much more Tavish than her own soon to be husband.
While out riding one morning, she spots Tavish riding out much further than he should due to the English being in the area. She follows him to warn him to be careful and to stay closer to the keep. Tavish is out in search of an abandoned keep that heard about. He insists that Elyne goes back and says he will go back with her.
She doesn't want him to miss his exploring, so she decides to go with him. While there they spot a large army of English soldiers and have to find a way to warn Elyne's family while they stay safe themselves. As they spend time together, Elyne is drawn more and more to Tavish even though she knows he is forbidden. Will their attraction for each other win out or will Elyne end up marrying Tavish's cousin?
This was a very quick read (less than an hour). Even though the story only takes place over a couple of days, you still feel the build up of the romance. Elyne and Tavish worked very well together to thwart the English and you could see that would be the way that their life would be. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the trilogy!
Thanks go to NetGalley and Sourcebook for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.