With fiery hair and a temper to match, Averill has never had much luck with gentlemen callers. That is, until her brother brings home a wounded Scot who doesn't seem to mind her gentle ministrations - or her disposition. Kade lost three years of his life in a prison during the crusades. Now it's high time he returned home to take his rightful place as laird to the Stewart castle. And with the help of the scarlet-haired lass who both heals his body and ignites his desire, nothing will stand in his way. But when the English beauty and the Scottish laird return to Stewart castle to great welcome, there is someone lurking with a murderous heart, who isn't so pleased to see the Laird home.