What happens when fate, love, and passion collide?
The #1 New York Times
bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to Scotland with a tale of two
lovers irrevocably linked by destiny and passion.
Thomas Carrick is a gentleman driven to control all aspects
of his life. As the wealthy owner of Carrick Enterprises, located in bustling
Glasgow, he is one of that city’s most eligible bachelors and fully intends to
select an appropriate wife from the many young ladies paraded before him. He
wants to take that necessary next step along his self-determined path, yet no
young lady captures his eye, much less his attention—not in the way Lucilla
Cynster does, even though she lives miles away.
For over two years, Thomas has avoided his clan’s estate
because it borders Lucilla’s home, but disturbing reports from his clansmen
force him to return to the countryside—only to discover that his uncle, the
laird, is ailing, a clan family is desperately ill, and the clan healer is
unconscious and dying. Duty to the clan leaves Thomas no choice but to seek
help from the last woman he wants to face.
Strong-willed and passionate, Lucilla has been
waiting—increasingly impatient—for Thomas to return and claim his rightful place
by her side. She knows he is hers—her fated lover, husband, protector, and
mate. He is the only man for her, just as she is his one true love. And, at
last, he’s back. Even though his returning wasn’t on her account, Lucilla is
willing to seize whatever chance fate hands her.
Thomas can never forget Lucilla, much less the connection
that seethes between them, but to marry her would mean embracing a life he’s
adamant he does not want.
Lucilla sees that Thomas has yet to accept the inevitability
of their union. But how can he ignore a bond such as theirs—one so much
stronger than reason? Despite several unnerving attacks mounted against them,
despite the uncertainty racking his clan, Lucilla remains as determined as only
a Cynster can be to fight for the future she knows can be theirs. And while she
cannot command him, she has powerful enticements she’s willing to wield in the
cause of tempting Thomas Carrick. Download and start listening now!