New York Times bestselling
author Stephanie Laurens returns to rugged Scotland with a dramatic tale of
passionate desire, unwavering devotion, and a match too powerful to deny.
Restless and impatient, Marcus Cynster waits
for fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies in the lands surrounding his
family home, but what will his future be and with whom will he share it?
Of one fact he feels certain: his fated bride will not be Niniver Carrick. His
elusive neighbor attracts him mightily, yet he feels compelled to protect
her—even from himself. Fate, he’s sure, would never be so kind as to decree
that Niniver should be his. The best he can do for them both is to avoid her.
Niniver has vowed to return her clan to
prosperity. The epitome of fragile femininity, her delicate and ethereal
exterior cloaks a stubborn will and an unflinching devotion to the people in
her care. She accepts that she cannot risk marrying and losing her grip on the
clan’s reins to an inevitably controlling husband. Unfortunately, many local
men see her as their opportunity. Soon, she’s forced to seek help to get
rid of her unwelcome suitors. Powerful and dangerous, Marcus Cynster is perfect
for the task. Suppressing her wariness over tangling with a gentleman who excites her passions, she appeals to him for assistance with her peculiar
Although at first he resists, Marcus discovers
that, contrary to his expectations, his fated role is to stand by Niniver’s
side and, ultimately, to claim her hand. Yet in order to convince her to be his
bride, they must plunge headlong into a journey full of challenges, unforeseen
dangers, passion, and yearning, until Niniver grasps the essential truth—that
she is indeed a match for Marcus Cynster. Download and start listening now!