From the moment he first encounters the ravishing sleeping beauty on his land, Ramsay MacGowan is bewitched -- and the tale she spins upon waking convinces him to be her protector. But Anora Fraser's stories of bandits and terror are falsehoods meant to mask a dangerous truth. And though Ramsay has had his fill of beautiful, conniving lassies, he can't resist the exquisite deceiver his strong arms ache to enfold.
Anora is desperate when she tricks Ramsay into escorting her to her home and pretending to be her lover. With no clansman to defend her, she's forced to turn to this courageous scion of the mighty MacGowans to thwart her dreaded marriage to a cruel foe. For proud Anora will surrender to no man -- not even to the bold, brazen highlander whose gentle yet passionate caresses weaken her resolve. But can either defy their own yearning hearts -- or the ancient prophecy that signifies Ramsay as the perfect husband for a Fraser bride?