Sometimes love blooms when we least expect it.This author is superb at setting the mood of a story through her descriptive language and beautiful imagery. The first words that come to mind when I think of a Highlander are rugged, deep, and dangerously beautiful. These words not only describe the hero of our story, but the landscape as well.The heroine has to face pure evil everyday in the form of her captor, a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in her pain. She is basically treated as nothing more than an animal and a hated one at that for over a year. What really got to me was that despite all of her mistreatment her will was strong as ever. Her body may be broken, but never her spirit. Genevieve really made the story for me and my heart went out to her. Seeing her finally gain her freedom was one of the highlights of this book. Bowen never intended to fall in love, but that is exactly what happened. Meeting Genevieve changed him and he never wanted to let her go. I really liked his character. He wasn’t the traditional Prince Charming and definitely had his less than charming moments, but he was there for Genevieve when she needed it the most. He was patient and kind which is exactly what Genevieve needed. I also didn’t fail to notice the amount of chemistry between these two.This story will put you through a roller coaster of emotions and make you believe in the power of love.