THE HIGHLANDER'S BRIDE
Debut author Sinclair shows great potential at crafting rapid-fire verbal repartee and endearing characters. Though her plot and conflict are thin and predictable, readers will be satisfied with her feisty heroine and alpha male hero, who engage in a battle of wills guaranteed to delight.
Sick and tired of women vying for his title and wealth, Conor has vowed never to wed -- until he meets Laurel. This powerful man is undone by his passion for her, even as she verbally spars with him, rearranges his household and sweetly makes more trouble then he ever imagined. Love truly holds them together as Laurel's and Connor's stubbornness and secrets collide. (Zebra, Jun., 380 pp., $3.99)