In the New York Times bestselling tradition of Lynsay Sands, Karen Hawkins, and Monica McCarty, comes the first book in a new branch of Paula Quinn's beloved and sinfully sexy MacGregor family series.
As a mercenary for Lyon's Ridge Castle, Cailean Grant can finally unleash his inner warrior and try to forget the darkness tormenting him. One day, as he's walking through the local village, he notices from afar the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, her eyes haunted with sadness. Just as he's about to approach her, he's attacked from behind...and wakes to find this beautiful woman nursing him back to health. But he has a dark secret, one that could keep this Christmas love from growing into more.
Temperance Menzie will never get over the grief of losing her beloved father or her desire for revenge on the men who murdered him. But when she finds a braw warrior injured in the woods, she's unable to leave him behind. As she nurses him back to health she can't deny how drawn she is to his warm smile and his quick wit. But there's so much she doesn't know about his sexy stranger...
As the days grow colder, their nights heats up. Will they get the gift of forever for this Christmas? Or will Cailean's secret past destroy their blossoming love?