All she needs is someone to prove her wrong.
Laurel's life bears no resemblance to the love stories she writes. While handsome heroes are easy to imagine, they're much more difficult to find. Years of bad dates with creepy men have left her feeling cynical toward all things related to love. When she and her best friend find themselves caught up in Morna's meddling magic and are transported to 17th-century Scotland, Laurel meets a man who threatens to change her attitude toward matters of the heart.
After two years away, Raudrich returns to his home on The Isle of Eight Lairds to resume the duty he's pledged his life to. When he arrives, he finds an out-of-time lassie asleep in his bed. The woman intrigues him, and it doesn't take long before she captures his heart. But something inside causes her to resist her feelings. If only he could help her love herself, perhaps she would have room in her heart to love him in return.
As their feelings grow, so does the strength of an evil held captive beneath the castle - an evil that will do anything to escape. Will Laurel open herself up to the possibility of love? If she does, can she find the power within herself to outwit the evil she's destined to face?