The sixth book in the highly regarded Highland Guard series is filled with believable characters, intense emotions and a fast-paced intricate plot seamlessly interwoven with romance and plenty of historical detail. The strong, clearly written story and heated sexual tension will leave readers breathless. This is a book that can be read again and again.
Mary of Mar has many reasons to be wary of men, and she vows never to love. Kenneth Sutherland’s only desire is to be a part of Robert the Bruce’s elite guard. He has been given a chance to prove himself at the Highland Games. Forced to attend while acting as a spy, Mary is immediately drawn to Kenneth. Kenneth notices Mary in her drab clothes and believes there is much to learn about the quiet woman. When he finally seduces Mary, the powerful sexual and emotional reactions shock them both. Mary realizes Kenneth is selfless, honorable and a man she can trust. But can she erase all their emotional barriers and find happiness? (BALLANTINE, Nov., 448 pp., $7.99)