by Maya Banks
5 of 5 Stars
Caelen McCabe’s young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing.
As the sacrificial lamb in her father’s power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation. Despite everything, though, the heat in Caelen’s touch melts her defenses, and she craves the sensual delights of a husband who guards his emotions as fiercely as his clan. But when the ultimate battle for the McCabe legacy is upon them, Rionna’s true warrior spirit emerges. She will risk the wrath of her father, the fury of her enemies, and her life to prove to Caelen that his wife’s love is too precious to lose.
Perfect romance with a historical back drop.
I purchased this book at a CVS while I was waiting for my husband's meds to be filled, he just had knee surgery. They had a very small collection of books, but this one caught my eye. I had never read Maya Banks before and, at the time, I did not know this was the 3rd book within the McCabe Trilogy.
Caelen McCabe was everything a Laird of a Clan should be and his wife was nothing like a "proper lady". In the beginning, Caelan was convinced a proper wife, a woman to run the household, was what he wanted, but Rionna McDonald's strong spirit convinces him otherwise. Throughout the book, Rionna was true to who she was and I really enjoyed her character. When it came down to the end, she was willing to give up everything, including her life, to save her man.
I've already purchased the first 2 books on my Nook and look forward to reading them.
If you are a lover of historical/highland romance, you should check out this series!