4.5 of 5 Stars
The ruthless enforcer of Scotland’s most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell will use any means necessary to vanquish lawlessness and unrest among the feuding Highland clans. Seduction is a game as easily played as subterfuge, but when Jamie poses a as suitor to a rival clan’s daughter in order to expose treason, the line between duty and pleasure is suddenly blurred. Ebony-haired, ruby-lipped Caitrina Lamont defies him, denies him, and arouses him like no other woman.
Caitrina has no intention of forsaking her beloved father and doting brothers for a husband–especially a hated Campbell. But Jamie’s raw, sensual strength and searing kiss melt her resistance. When her idyllic world is shattered, Caitrina’s only hope to save her clan lies in the arms of Jamie Campbell, the enemy she holds accountable for its ruin. Can their tenuous truce, born in the velvet darkness of passionate nights, forge a love as strong as the sword that rules the Highlands?
Monica McCarty is hands down one of my favorite historical authors. She writes with such care and detail and her characters are wonderful.
Jamie Campbell is a man driven my loyalty and duty. He always does what's right, not what's easy. He never expect a woman would test him.
Caitrina has lived a charmed, sheltered life and Jamie is drawn to her naivete and reckless spirit. But life hits her hard and she learns what the real world is like the night her family is slain and her home destroyed.
Jamie want to protect Caitrina and make her happy. By marrying her can help her regain her family's land and rebuild their castle. The trouble is, she and her clansmen don't trust the Campbells - the Clan that destroyed their lives - Jamie's clan.
Loyalties are challenged and their love is strained, but they fight to keep each other and that is what made this book great! But what kept me from give it a full 5 stars was Caitrina. She was confused for way too long - annoying - and the ending left rushed.
Can't wait to pick up the next in the Campbell Trilogy!