X MARKS THE SCOT
Roberts uses the typical marriage-of-convenience storyline, but because of the high degree of sexual tension between the dynamic characters, the story becomes one readers are pulled into emotionally. For a complex story brimming over with pride and passion, betrayal, trust and most of all the power to make a bad boy a hero, pick up this read.
Repercussions from the Campbell/MacGregor feud compel Declan MacGregor to escort Liadain Campbell to King James’ court. As the bad boy of the clan, Declan is known for his rakish ways, so it’s a surprise that he’s attracted to his enemy’s sister. When Declan wins the king’s archery contest, his prize is Campbell Castle and Liadain as his bride. Their pride, the past and revenge tear their fragile marriage apart, but when Declan is accused of treason it is Liadain who fights to clear his name. (SOURCEBOOKS, Feb., 350 pp., $6.99)