THE HIGHLANDER'S PRIZE
Wine’s understanding of the readers’ attraction to the Highlander has never been more apparent than in this book. Place one beautiful, independent minded woman in the custody of a ruggedly handsome Highland laird, shake well. The result is a wonderful, sensuous, highly charged romance. Cleverly written, totally believable and nearly impossible to put down, this is a winner.
Clarissa of York, an acknowledged illegitimate daughter of England’s King James, is being brought to the Scots king to become his mistress. Should she bear a son, James will rule Scotland through the blood relationship and not have to constantly battle the clans. Laird Broen MacNichols kidnaps Clarissa to thwart the British. The immediate and unexpected passion between them flares, while the attempts to recapture her by both the English and the Scots, subject Broen and Clarissa to an ever-changing roster of allies and enemies. Broen’s quick thinking and Clarissa’s independent spirit quickly increase their mutual respect and admiration for each other, almost as fast as their passion and love grow. But their willingness to accept an unconventional situation to save their love puts everything at risk. (SOURCEBOOKS, Apr., 352 pp., $6.99)