He is Lachlan MacRath, laird and pirate. And he intends to be her lover . . .
Lady Francine Walsingham cannot believe this warrior is to be her escort into Scotland. It is whispered that Lachlan MacRath has magical powers . . . how else do you explain his success as a pirate? But trust him she must, for a treacherous plot is about to reveal all her secrets . . . and Francine has no choice but to act as his lover to keep her enemies at bay.
When Lachlan first sees Francine, the blonde beauty stirs his blood like no woman ever before. As luck would have it, they must now play the besotted couple so he can protect her . . . and Lachlan is determined to use all his seductive prowess to properly woo her into his bed.
Review: I have to be honest, this book started off a bit slow to me. I think it’s because right off the bat, it wasn’t what I was expecting, which in the end was a really good thing. 😉
I was hooked the minute I started seeing more of Lachlans POV. I loved that he wasn’t the typical Scottish hero that seemed angry at the world. He desires to do his duty above all else, even if it means he has to push away the feelings he has for Francine, and believe me, he has a lot of feelings. Things take a turn for the worse when he’s forced to spend every day and yes every night in her presence. A man can only take so much torture. I loved that he let her decide what happened between them, but that he still pursued her.
Francine frustrated me only because she was written as being a very strong woman, but she seemed so afraid to fall in love with Lachlan. She was terrified of what people would think, granted, that makes sense once you get her back story, but still. I would have liked her to stick up for herself a bit more. In the end I warmed to her, but it did take at least halfway through the book for me to get to that point.
I’ve never read this author before. I have to admit I REALLY enjoyed the story and in the end had a smile on my face. I’ll definitely be reading more of her and can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
KATHLEEN HARRINGTON, winner of the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence, has touched the hearts of readers across the country with her sparkling tales of high adventure and unending love. Her historical romances have been finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA, The Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, the Virginia Romance Writers’ HOLT Medallion, and the Phoenix Desert Rose Golden Quill. Her fabulous heroes have garnered the KISS (Knight in Shining Silver) Award. She lives in Southern California.