This is the first book in the series. I really liked Duncan he is definitely a swoon worthy hero. However I had a bit of a problem with Lady Amelia. I didn't find her very believable. Also the fact of how many times he left her untied after he had stolen her wasn't very believable either. You really had to suspend a lot of belief with this book especially the era it was set in (1716 Scotland). Duncan MacLean sneaks into the fort expecting to kill Richard Bennett. Instead he finds Lady Amelia in Richards bed so he takes her out of revenge & to use as bait to lure Richard to him. Richard had raped & killed Duncan's fiance Muira. This was not a bad book just some of the actions of the H & H weren't very believable for that time in history. But if you're looking for a light romantic read this is the book for you.