The tides of war have turned for the valiant Scots led by King Robert the Bruce, and they boldly reclaim lands still ruled by the English. When Jamie Graham comes to seize Hamstead Heath, he has no need for a captive -- not even one as beautiful and spirited as Christina, the manor's chatelaine but after her attempts to trick him fail, she insists that he take her away as his hostage. Though he is certain this confounding woman is trying to play him for a fool, Jamie is determined to claim the sweet temptation she offers.Christina has but one goal in mind -- to flee her brother from the fortress of the new English king who has accused her family of treason. Her growing love for her unwilling captor is both unexpected and thrilling, yet it must not deter her mission -- to master the art of jousting, win a tournament in disguise, and secure her brother's release. She cannot foresee the twist of fate that will threaten all she holds dear: her life, her land...and the man who has captured her heart.