Devon St. John has never had a problem in his life -- until now. Born to wealth and privilege, surrounded by a warm and loving family, he has pursued a life of leisure gambling the night away with his companions, and chasing the most beautiful women London has to offer. All told, he has the perfect life and no intentions of ever settling down in any shape, form, or fashion. So resolved, he heads to his friend’s Scottish castle, unaware that fate is already hard at work. As the illegitimate half-sister to Viscount Strathmore, Melody Macdonald refuses to reside under his roof and instead lives in a thatched house on the edge of the forest that borders Strathmore Castle. Ever since she ran off at the tender age of twelve to become an apprentice to a master of stained glass, Melody has been deplorably independent and wild. When Devon arrives at Strathmore Castle, he is taken aback by the rude, overbearing, illegitimate Scotswoman who smells of solder and refuses even to pretend to possess any feminine wiles. Devon is determined to teach the strong-willed Melody a lesson in love. One neither she -- nor he -- will ever forget.