Kidnapped and held prisoner by a menacing Scottish brigand, Violet does her best to persevere and resist his rakish charms. When she realizes the brigand is really Ewan, the boy who once saved her life, who once kissed her and ruined her for all other kisses, she is lost.
Ewan desperately needs the respectability a titled bride can bring him. But when his kidnapped betrothed is delivered - bound and gagged - he discovers it's the wrong woman. And not just any woman - it's Violet, the person he blames for ruining his childhood. He keeps her, determined to punish her in every sinful way he can devise, until the seething passion between them strips away old grudges and leaves him reeling.
By the time he realizes the depths of his feelings for her, she's fled. All he can do is follow her - and win her back by partaking in the glittering London Season, where the harpies are far more dangerous than a Scottish brigand.