More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love. The laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has choice but to see them all wed in haste. Lady Madeline's heart is t for sale ... especially t to a torious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline's hand has been sold to this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the laird's command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her. Madeline does t expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul. She never imagines that a man like Rhys could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings. When Rhys' past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith. She dares to believe him incent--and risks her own life to pursue a passion more priceless than the rarest gem.