Skilled with a sword and quick with her wit, Claire Stuart has learned to fend for herself. So when she's battling Highlanders and holding her own, she's offended when Graham Grant rides up on his white steed and assumes she is naught but a powerless, defenseless woman. En route to Edinburgh to rescue her beloved sister from the governor, Claire doesn't need an overbearing man to save her. But Graham won't allow her to journey to Edinburgh on her own. Though he's drawn to this spirited and seductive lass, he has no need for love himself--a quick tumble with a wench here and there is enough for this braw warrior. But the last thing he is willing to do is leave her alone for marauders to attack. As their journey progresses and the desire between them mounts, can this rough Highlander win the heart of a bonnie lass who doesn't need saving?