Abigail MacGregor has a little secret--she's a princess and an heir to the English throne. Her birthright has never been of any consequence to the few people who know the truth in Camlochlin...until Queen Anne demands she appear in London immediately and act as her handmaiden. Abby isn't afraid to meet her aunt, the Queen, or to travel to London. What could be better than an adventure? And then she meets General Daniel Marlow, her escort. She's never met a more insufferable, arrogant, stubborn man in all her life...The last thing General Daniel Marlow wants to do is babysit a spoiled Scottish lass. But an order from the queen is an order. He doesn't think kindly of the savage Highlanders, especially Abby's proscribed clan, and he isn't shy about telling her so. But as time passes, he's drawn to Abby's beauty, her sharp wit, and her spirit. She's hiding a secret--that much is clear--and he can't allow her to navigate the backstabbing and rather vicious waters of Queen Anne's court alone. He just never expected the queen to be threatened by his affection for Abby, and turn on them both. Forced to betray the queen and country he's sworn to protect to save the woman who has stolen his heart, Daniel will find himself in the battle for his very life.