Moira Maclean is summoned by Mother Abbess in the dead of night. Frightened and worried and with no time to dress, she rushes in her night dress and bare feet to discover disturbing news. Her father and brothers have been killed by a rival clan and it is her father's dying wish that she wed the Highlander warrior he sent to keep her safe.
The stranger appears to have come directly from the battlefield and Moira has little choice but to obey her father's dying wish. A hasty ceremony and equally hasty consummation, and it's over, though Moira soon finds that… it has only just begun.
Her father arrives and she learns that the warrior she wed, Ian of the clan Cameron, is her father's mortal enemy. A bargain is struck between the two men and she is once again left at the convent to live out her days.
But danger lurks in the shadows and Moira carries a secret she's been warned not to share and with her life in peril Ian returns to take his wife home. It doesn't take long for Ian to realize that Moira has the power to heal his broken heart and that he has the power to wake her dormant passion and love has the power to bring the unlikely pair together.