Lady Makenna Maclaren Brodie is on the run from her clan for the death of her husband and laird. Even though she is innocent, she and her maid run to the only safe place she knows ... and right into the arms of the handsome French lord she'd met a year ago. But another man in her life is the last thing she wants or needs. An unapologetic rake, Lord Julien Leclerc is focused on one thing—expanding his empire and increasing his fortune. Everything else is a distraction, including women. However, when the widowed Makenna arrives on his doorstep in the Highlands, all bets are off. She wants nothing to do with men. He's sworn off all women. But with danger looming, the only safe haven may be each other's arms.