TEMPTED BY THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR
Willingham successfully draws readers into an emotional and atmospheric new tale of the Clan MacKinloch. Allowing a gentle heroine to tame a hero who has lost his ability to speak draws readers into the story and keeps them enthralled to the very end. Well-crafted, brimming with historical details and romantic from beginning to end, this is Willingham at her best.
Years of imprisonment and torture have robbed Callum MacKinloch of speech. Marguerite de Montpierre is as much a prisoner as Callum, betrothed to his brutal captor. While Marguerite tends Callum’s wounds she discovers a man she can respect and admire. She is drawn to him, though she knows they have no future. Then the MacKinlochs storm the castle, and Marguerite is free. She follows them as they rescue Callum. Only she can ease Callum’s torment and chase the demons that plague him. They are torn apart, as she is returned to her father and betrothed to another, but fate will find a way to bring them together until they can claim their love. (HARLEQUIN, Jul., 280 pp., $6.25)