Duncan Maxwell, laird of Lochmorton Castle, gets the shock of his life when he discovers the reiver captured in a raid on his lands is not a boy, but a young woman. Although she flatly refuses to tell him her name or how she came to be riding with a raiding party, Duncan cannot countenance imprisoning a woman in his dungeon but neither can he release her without compensation. Unable to ransom her back to her family, he treats her as an honored -- though exceptionally well-supervised -- guest. He takes to calling her Reva and determines to seduce the truth of her identity from her. There's just one problem -- the reiver may steal his heart before he can reveal her secrets.
This story was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance.