Bruised and battered by a husband old enough to be her father, lovely Marina Dudley had never known kindness or gentleness at any man's hand. So when dashing Alexander Sinclair offered to spirit her to safety across the Scottish border, she thought him a knight-in-shining-armor. With the impulsiveness of youth and the aroused innocence of a virgin, she surrendered to the exquisite pleasure of lying with a virile, handsome young lover. But no sooner had they pledged their hearts, than Marina's husband in name only snatched her back, keeping her a virtual prisoner, and using the child she had conceived in love as a pawn in his cruel game. Only Alexander could save them, and only he could fan the scorching embers of desire in Marina's breast into a wild Highland Flame.