The latest addition to the Highlander series is a high-spirited captive/captor tale that sets the pages on fire with delectable repartee and simmering sexual tension. McCarty has been building a fan base that is destined to grow as readers become addicted to her braw heroes, empowered heroines and quick-paced love stories.
Flora will not marry a man not of her choosing and certainly not a MacLean. Lachlan may outwardly appear barbarian, but his family adores him and he would never harm Flora even as their battle of wills fuels the flames of mutual desire into an inferno. It is inevitable they join forces in bed and out and in a true marriage, not only to annihilate the curse, but to bring peace to the Highlands. (Ballantine, Oct., 380 pp., $6.99)