Prequel to the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets! He’s a reluctant Laird… Alex MacLeod always knew he’d be leader of his clan, but duty was thrust upon him before he was ready. His father’s devotion to his sick mother is something to admire—or so he keeps telling himself. He regards the man above all others and can’t understand why he would forgo duty for love. He teeters on the edge of selfishness—the drive for something more. She’s a runaway Fae princess… Headstrong Alana is used to disobeying her father, king of the Fae, especially when he commands her. When she sneaks through the Faery Stones into the Human Realm, she never expects to run into the human laird. Despite her cousin’s warnings and her father’s wrath, Alana finds herself increasingly drawn to a man she can never have. Together they share a forbidden union... Alex and Alana find freedom in each other that they’ve never experienced with anyone else. They’re both running from something. Can the solace they find in each other overcome the danger that awaits in both their worlds?