Will he ever speak the truth to her? And will she ever believe him?
Willow is the dependable, sensible sister and, due to her mum's tutelage, has become a fine healer. She's on her way home from visiting her sister Sorrell when the small troop escorting her is attacked. She's taken prisoner and lowered down into a hole in the ground where a male prisoner is being kept. She has no idea what awaits her and all the reasoning in the world isn't going to help her.
Slatter is a scoundrel and a good-for-nothing. He's a liar, far from dependable, has no common sense, and is the one responsible for a fire that was started on Macardle land. He's a man of fine features and many a woman has lost her heart to him. Or is there more to the tales about Slatter than anyone knows?
Thrown together and forced to marry under bizarre circumstances, Slatter and Willow make the most of their situation until things can be made right. And for the first time in her life Willow finds herself not being at all sensible and Slatter finds himself wanting more than he ever thought possible.
Danger threatens both their lives along with an old secret waiting to be revealed and instead of following her steadfast common sense, Willow allows herself to follow her heart and does something others warn her against… she trusts Slatter.
Will Slatter disappoint her or will love conquer all?