A Scot on fire. Wrongfully imprisoned and tortured by an unseen enemy, Broderick MacPherson lives for one purpose-punishing the villain who targeted him. But when a wayward English lass interrupts his revenge, he loses his enemy in the dark. Now, her compelled testimony could send Broderick back to the prison that nearly killed him. Unless they find a loophole-an inconvenient, shockingly tempting loophole. A beauty under pressure. For Kate Huxley, visiting her brother in the Scottish Highlands is a blissful escape from the stifling expectations of the marriage mart. Blissful, that is, until a scarred, beastly Highlander with a heartbreaking past frightens her out of her wits, making her a witness in a criminal inquiry. A match to light the darkness. Kate has no wish to testify against a man who's already suffered too much. But the only remedy is to become his wife. And she can't possibly marry such a surly, damaged man . . . can she? Well, perhaps. If it means she can stay in her beloved Scotland. And if he promises they'll never fall in love. Contains mature themes.