Ethan is the brother of the Matheson chief. Jennet is the youngest biological daughter of Ramsey chiefton and cousin to the wife of the Matheson chief. Because of an event in his teens, Ethan cannot stand be touched by anyone other than his siblings which makes romance hard for him. Both Jennet and Ethan have analytical minds and are viewed as special by others. The two are developing an attraction for each other when Jennet is called home to help treat her father who has an unexplained infection that will not heal. Jennet, like her mother is a healer. Ethan escorts her there but leaves when he feels like he is in the way. Jennet tries to treat her father but his pain causes him to react violently and she flees on her own to head back to clan Matheson alone. She is attacked by 4 men on the way but Ethan finds her and saves her. And that is only half the book. This book is action packed with a unique and interesting story line that kept me engaged throughout. I read it in one day. Loved it.