The much-anticipated second book in the Highland Lairds Trilogy is here! First introduced in The MacLean Groom, Lachlan MacRath is a powerful laird, a mysterious pirate . . . and a legendary lover.Lady Francine Walsingham cannot believe this warrior is to be her escort into Scotland. It is whispered that Lachlan MacRath has magical powers . . . how else do you explain his success as a pirate? But trust him she must, for a treacherous plot is about to reveal all her secrets . . . and Francine has no choice but to act as his lover to keep her enemies at bay.When Lachlan first sees Francine, the blonde beauty stirs his blood like no woman ever before. As luck would have it, they must now play the besotted couple so he can protect her . . . and Lachlan is determined to use all his seductive prowess to properly woo her into his bed.