Victoria Brighton refuses to be a pawn to to be played by her stepfather, who will stop at nothing to access her inheritance - including marrying her off to the cold and calculating Duke of Lansingberg. She escapes across the sea to the western prairies, intent that she will never again allow a man to dictate her future. Callum McDougall, future chieftan of the McDougall clan, is determined to find what has become of his missing cousin before returning to Scotland as chieftan to lead his clan. Callum and Victoria fight their intense attraction to one another, as Callum must return to Scotland while Victoria vows to remain true to herself. Will they succeed in fighting their growing feelings for one another, or will one be forced to choose what to sacrifice?