Highland Refugee (Highland Brides Book 1) by Aileen Adams
Arya Furlough of Dunrobin has been betrothed to Laird Jared Stewart against her wishes. With her faithful maid and companion she begrudgingly embarks on a voyage to new lands to marry the laird her father has determined will prove a fruitful alliance with her their clan. Alas, the ship she is on does not weather a storm well, leaving her cast upon the sea.
Laird Duncan McAbee of Duffus is mourning his father on the shore when he notices a body bobbing among the waves. Little does he know, the body he pulls forth is a raven-haired spitfire of a lass with a steel will of determination not to marry her betrothed. He is caught unawares when she wields a poker and even further caught offguard when she manages to broach his defenses and capture her heart.
How is he supposed to recover when she chooses to leave him for Laird Jared Stewart?