Andrew MacAlister longs for a cure to free him from the excruciating pain caused by an old wound, but when he rescues a drowning woman, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. All Drew knows is that this mysterious woman is hiding secrets—and that he’s never felt such a consuming desire before. Yet he cannot deny her request for help, even if it means bringing the detested English army to his Highland clan’s home.
Leah Noble McQuarrie still harbors a deep hatred of the Fae who tortured her eleven years ago, forcing her to escape back in time to the thirteenth century. A descendant of the Fae, Leah denies her heritage and her magical healing abilities. But the English army is holding her beloved adoptive grandfather captive, so Leah must seek help from the Fae—and the captivating man whose touch she craves.
Then Drew discovers Leah’s secrets, and he’s torn between old loyalties and trusting a woman who has the power to give him the future he’s sought—but could destroy his clan forever…
Mayhue's seventh Daughters of the Glen paranormal historical Scottish romance (after A Highlander's Homecoming) matches up time traveler Leah Noble and highland warrior Andrew MacAlister. Half-fae Leah is hiding in the past, having escaped from the Nuadian Fae's breeding program, but when her adoptive uncle promises her hand to a perfidious Englishman, she realizes the 14th century is no safer than the 21st. While traveling to seek help from the part-fae MacKiernan clan, Leah falls in a loch; grievously wounded Andrew fishes her out of it and offers to show her the way, since her map and letter of introduction were ruined by the water. When the English catch up, Andrew protects Leah by saying she's his wife. Predictable inner wobblies ensue, and the delays in their journey allow plenty of room for premarital rapture and magic.