A stolen kiss ... Cicely Milburn has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Scottish barbarian! But when Lord Rory Mackillin rescues her from a treacherous attack she reluctantly accepts his help -- even though his kisses trouble her dreams. An honorable barbarian ... The Border Reiver is determined to guard his charge on their journey through war-torn England. Yet he cannot shield his own heart from Cicely's beauty and bravery -- especially when the only honorable way to protect her is to marry her!