Nessia Stephenson's world was safe until a threat from a neighbouring clan forces her to accept a betrothal to a man whose family can offer her the protection she needs. The real threat lies in her intense attraction to the man who arranged the match-the clan's chief and her intended's brother, Fergus MacKay. When powerful warlord Fergus MacKay arranges a marriage for his younger brother, William, he has idea the price will be his own heart. Fergus is captivated by the wildly beautiful Nessia, a woman he can never have. When the feud between the MacKay and Sutherland clans escalates, Nessia, William, and Fergus all must make sacrifices for their future. Longing and loss, hour and duty. How can love triumph under such desperate circumstances?