With her thirtieth birthday looming, American widow Emma Tate yearns for the excitement and adventure of her youth. When she indulges her desires by flirting with a handsome stranger on a busy London street, she hasn't a clue that the man is the notorious Highland Reiver, a thief with surprising—and dangerous—ties to Emma's past.
When Dair MacRae spies the unique ruby pendant nestled against the beauty's bountiful charms, he knows he must have both the necklace and the woman. Dair never hesitates to take what he wants, but the last thing he expects is to be the one robbed—of his heart.
So he tempts the young widow with a scandalous offer and they begin a daring and fated adventure that takes them from England to Scotland and finally, home to Texas in an effort to win the greatest prize of all—love.