Hannah Dounreay doesn't need a husband. Sharp-tongued and well educated, she's managed her family's property as well as any man could. But when a violent encounter drops a handsome rescuer in her life, her feelings are stirred in a way she's never felt before. And when her strong and silent highlander asks for her hand, Hannah cannot resist but says yes. Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, has too many problems to name. He's got his wife's family to protect, an arrogant laird bent on taking his land to grapple with, and worst of all, he is literally unable to speak to Hannah. But as difficult days melt into pleasure filled nights, Alexander plans to band with Hannah to stand up for his land and convince her of his love in a way that involves no words.