England 1814: Reticent Scottish Lord pursues Mouthy, Independent, American Woman… She is an outspoken American orphan with a questionable past and a dubious purpose. He is a man of few words on the lookout for a traitor. How could they NOT get along?
Mrs. Amelia Chase is a highly-opinionated, 23-year-old woman from America on the run from her past with a penchant for self-preservation and a healthy love for Shakespearean insults. Much to a certain Scotsman's dismay:
Quiet – not with her tendency to talk to everyone about anything…Demure – highly overrated if one cannot wear red and show off one's curves…Equine-savvy – she once fled some currish, toad-spotted, coxcombs – er, villains – in a stolen carriage at a pace slower than a meandering walk. Oh, and mistook a common mule for a thoroughbred. But other than that…
And she is:
Brave – Smart, Loyal, Witty. Er, charming. Plus, Modest, Lonely, Secretive – Um, forget that last part…And In love – with a distrustful Highlander of all things…
Lord Alaistair MacLeod is an agent for the Crown and a man with secrets. He doesn't speak of them, he doesn't dwell on them, and he certainly doesn't let them define his future. Much. One thing is for certain, he definitely doesn't share his confidences with a peery, outspoken American woman who is obviously trouble, acts highly suspicious, and is far too nosy for her own good… No matter:
He is always:
Focused – men who cannot stay to task are foolish…Pointed and Reserved – enough said…
And he isn't:
Cheeky – like a certain American firebrand…Led by his… ahem…even when following on the heels of a curvy, red-wearing… ahemOr In love… especially not with a Troublesome, Meddlesome, so-called Independent American Woman…
Can he trust enough to embrace such an enigmatic woman? Can she awaken the passions of such an intensely private man?