Between duty and desire lies irresistible temptation...
Engaged to a man she's never even kissed, Primrose Everly looks forward to a staid and proper marriage. Lord Peverel is a gentleman in every way. Prim admires his self-control and respect for her, but when she meets Lachlan Dennehy, a beefy Scotsman going into business with her brother-in-law the duke, she realizes there may be something missing in her relationship with Lord Peverel.
Lachy is tasked with returning his struggling village to prosperity with the help of the Duke of Ablehill. Primrose sets his blood on fire, but as the duke's relation, she is untouchable. And almost an enemy. Lachy and his uncle are determined to return their clan to glory--and that includes taking Ablehill Castle back from English hands.
But when Primrose returns to Ablehill Castle, jilted by her pompous fiance, Lachy is lured into temptation. He and Prim embark on a secret dalliance that threatens Prim's respectability and reputation as well as Lachy's goal to take back the castle. When Lord Peverel arrives unannounced, begging for forgiveness, the lovers must make a dire decision. Caught between passion and a promise, Prim must choose between the two rivals...and Lachy must weigh his love for Prim against the legacy of his clan.