This was a whirlwind of a story. I loved how Anne and Calum were willing to give their all for each other and Calum's clan. Not being consulted on whom one is to marry AND being married by proxy did not please Anne, but she accepted her fate until she met Calum, the pirate laird who burst into her quarters on board the ship sailing her to her husband. As they fall in love and try to respect her married status, I fell in love with them. They showed great strength in trying to come together for their happily ever after.