The one thing Rose Trent, Dowager Countess of Bentley, ever wanted was freedom. Now it's within her grasp. Or it was, until she was kidnapped on the very first holiday she'd ever taken. What should have been traumatic has turned into the most adventurous time in her life, aided by a most unlikely Scot. Unfortunately, she only has a fortnight to thoroughly enjoy herself before her stepson shows up to pay the ransom.
Laird Aiden MacGregor usually thinks through everything before taking action. Order is necessary to the running of a successful business and home. But, one simple rash action throws everything into disorder. He hadn't been the one to kidnap the delightful and beautiful Lady Bentley, but he'd be the one to pay the price. As such, he decides to spend the last days on Earth making everything right with his family, securing their future, and spending every moment he can with Rose before he swings from the gallows.
With a word from her, or perhaps promise, his neck might be saved, but at what cost and is Rose willing to save him?