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For hundreds of years, Scotland has battled the English for their freedom. Now, they face a new, unforeseen enemy. In a divided world between politics and religion, the young King James V faces an unexpected threat; his own people rebelling against him. As civil war breaks out amongst the Highland clans, James recruits a secret group of warriors for protection. He calls them the Protectors of the Crown. Ian MacKay has one mission; to defend the crown no matter the cost. Along with his men, Ian's mission is to hunt down one of the most dangerous men in the Highlands. But when the daughter of an enemy enters his life, his heart becomes captured instead.Keira Sinclair has lived a life of peace and simplicity until now. With her clan on the verge of losing everything, she is forced to wed a Laird from a neighboring clan to ensure that hers survives. During her travels to her new home, her carriage is attacked and Keira is taken hostage by a ruthless man. Caught in the middle of a war that she does not understand, will Keira's secrets be safe, or will she succumb to the Highland warrior who now threatens to capture her heart?