Taken by the barbarian Highland Wolf... A full-length, standalone romance with an HEA ending and no cliffhangers. Lady Berthilda Brooke Howard is born to the Earl of Carlisle with a charmed life in a beautiful castle that her family owns. Her daring nature and free-thinking mind have always caused her family trouble. Sheltered from court intrigue, she believes her life is utterly boring until she has to wed John Howard, a cousin and childhood confidant. Her traditional values collide with her desire for authenticity and true love. Meanwhile, trouble broils between Scotland and England until a horde of barbaric highlanders storm her castle, forcing a confrontation. The Highlanders' plan to destroy and plunder Carlisle is altered when their leader discovers a greater prize: Her. Malcolm Sinclair is the laird of clan Sinclair of the highlands. He is known by his people as Wolf for his ruth cunning. When Brooke is compelled by circumstances to wed the Scottish barbarian against her will, she resists and tests him from the moment she first sets her eyes upon him. To her consternation, he appears undeterred by her insults. She intrigues him and anger gives way to a peculiar thrill when she beholds his bravery and rugged warrior form. Malcolm's gruff gentleness and devotion arouse tenderness within the core of her, even as her budding feelings threaten to overturn everything that she holds dear. Can Brooke really fall for her enemy?