Carrie Gordon's season in her native York was an unqualified success, until the young man who paid her so much attention married someone else. When her parents arrange a trip to their ancestral home in the Highlands of Scotland, Carrie is not in the best of spirits, especially when she embarrasses herself in front of an attractive man who turns out to be her cousin, Duncan McRae.
Cair Innes Castle outside Inverness is spectacular, and when Carrie encounters Ruairi McRae in the tower room, she is captivated. However, Ruairi is not what he seems and the battle he intends to fight was actually lost by his clan a hundred and fifty years before. Will Carrie be able to accept the fact she cannot be part of Ruairi’s world?