SEDUCTION OF A HIGHLAND LASS
The second book in Bank’s trilogy shows her ability to write fast-paced, sexually charged, emotionally intense romances. Her in-depth insight into her characters and their sense of honor and commitment, accompanied by the broader portrayal of inter-clan relationships, make this book enthralling.
Alaric McCabe agrees to wed Rionna McDonald, the daughter of a neighboring clan to form an alliance. But he’s attacked and injured en route by unknown assailants. His horse carries him to a nearby cottage where Keeley has been banished by her clan. She cares for Alaric, even when his brother Ewan comes and takes them both back to his home, and begins to fall in love with him. But she accidentally learns where Alaric was headed when he was attacked and she knows he must marry for the clan’s sake. During Alaric’s wedding the keep is attacked and Keeley is shot. Alaric vows to spend the rest of his life with her, no matter the consequences. (BALLANTINE, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)