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The moment he spied the beautiful little sprite at the fair Torren knew even though his enemy wanted her, she would be the only woman he wanted as his wife. What he never expected was that she didn’t want him or that she would stubbornly refuse him his husbandly rights. But he promised her that he would wait until she accepted him and their marriage. And finally after waiting many a torturous night finally he could make love to his wife and it turned out to be the most glorious night of his life. But unbeknown to him within twenty four hours all his happiness and hope for his marriage would be destroyed by his own hand in one moment of drunken rage. It would take a miracle to win his wife back into his arms but traitors within his own clan and outside forces evil interference he now doubts he would ever win his wife’s love or respect back. Angry at being forced to choose between two powerful Lairds, Darrien could only pray that she did not make a mistake in the Laird she did choose to marry. As the days pass she slowly loses her antagonism toward her husband and accepts him with an open heart. Only when she sees him with his mistress and overhears their conversation is her world shattered. But when her husband strikes out at her in a blind drunk temper she knows she can never stay with him. Trustingly she accepts the aide of a member of the clan only to be foully betrayed and ends up in the hands of her husband’s enemy. Even knowing what will happen to her she refuses to cower to the evil man, she will fight with her last breath to defy him. If somehow she manages to survive what torture she must suffer she vows she will never lay eyes on her husband or his enemy again.