For the sake of his Highland clan, Laird Rowan Murray has sworn to marry the first woman he meets on the road.
Magic has brought twenty-first century engineer Maddie McCullogh back in time to a fateful roadside meeting with Rowan. Trapped in the past, she has no choice but to agree to be handfasted for a year and a day to the dour but devastatingly handsome Rowan.
Neither wants this marriage, but necessity soon leads to passion. As Maddie finds a home among the clan, passion leads to a love both are reluctant to acknowledge, but will this unspoken love be strong enough to keep Maddie in the past when she finds a way to return to her own time?