Dougal, the handsome Laird of Aberdeenshire, is a warrior with a rough countenance who has women vying for his affections. While none of them are more than a passing fancy due to his lack of attraction for them, there is one woman that he has always longed for, Heather, the beautiful Highlands Jewel.
Lady Heather Leith is Maid of the Clan Gunn and betrothed to the successor to the Lairdship of Glenorchy, Malcolm. But Dougal cannot allow Heather to marry Malcolm, and instructs his men to kidnap her as he plans to keep her in his castle's tower, using her to satisfy primal needs.
As Heather desperately plots an escape, she finds herself unexpectedly falling for Dougal, but she also despises him for keeping her a prisoner and yearns to return to her clan. When Dougal announces his plans to marry her, Heather knows she must try to escape, even if it costs her her life. For she holds a secret that no one can know about, a secret that would ruin her and destroy her clan. And, she would rather die than spend one more minute locked up as Dougal's prisoner, prisoner to such a cold and unfeeling man.
Am returning this book, poor audio quality with the written quality even worse. Would give it less than one star if I could. Narrator was pretty good, but the audio quality prevents better review.