She Gave Him Her Heart. . .And He Betrayed Her.
Sensual and arousing, Niall MacDonald filled Caitlin MacLeod with intense longing. And this independent daughter of a powerful Scottish chieftain-a woman who'd vowed never to belong to any man--willingly surrendered her love. She never imagined he was her sworn enemy, a man who had seduced her solely for gain. He wedded and bedded her, then fled with her clan's most priceless treasure. Driven by rage and heartbreak, Caitlin vowed to
reclaim what was rightfully hers. . .
Could He Ever Win Back Her Trust?
Caught in a trap of his own making, Niall cursed the fates for placing a tempting woman like Caitlin between his clan and his honor. He'd made his choice, and paid the price with his heart and soul. Now, suddenly, he has been given another chance. Once again, he will have to choose. And once
again he must risk everything before he can claim his happiness-and win back the woman he treasures above all others...
Howell (A Taste of Fire) kicks off her new 15th-century Highland trilogy with the story of Lord Balfour Murray, laird of Donncoill. His arch-enemy Sir William Beaton kidnapped Balfour's younger brother, Eric, and an attempted rescue ends in defeat and injury. During the retreat home, Maldie Kirkcaldy emerges from the bushes and offers her healing services. She, too, has a score to settle with Beaton and wants Balfour's help. Although the unkempt Maldie protests loudly and frequently about not being a whore like her mother, she and Balfour quickly become lovers. Torn between lust and duty, an increasingly suspicious Balfour imprisons Maldie, who escapes to Beaton with Balfour hot on her trail. While the narrative is rich with detail and the plot promising, the pacing is uneven and the dialogue clotted with "havenae"s, "cannae"s, "isnae"s and "verra"s that add little authenticity but much confusion. And any reader who cannae ken the wee secret, isnae trying verra hard.