A woman tricked into marriage.
Seduced by the persuasive words of a rogue intent on stealing her humanity, Isla Maclean betrayed the man she loved and married a stranger. Abandoned less than a week after her wedding, Isla has spent three years lurking in the shadows, hiding her monstrous affliction, praying no one will discover her terrifying secret. But the villagers are suspicious by nature and someone is determined to use any means necessary to convince them she’s cursed.
A man who swore never to forgive her.
Three years of drunken debauchery had failed to dampen Lachlan Carrick’s desire for Isla Maclean. By rights, he should despise her. He should be the one leading the locals’ revolt against the woman they believe to be a devil’s disciple. But just because she had broken her oath to him, didn’t mean he felt any less responsible for her. Indeed, the passage of time had only served to prove that love was everlasting, and even the most wicked sins could be forgiven.