An innocent woman…
Emmaline Marlow is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor's prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and abducts her in one strong swoop. Though he is Hepburn's sworn enemy, Emma's mysterious captor is everything her bridegroom is not—handsome, virile, dangerous...and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart.
A dangerous man…
Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a fiery, defiant beauty whose irresistible charms will tempt him at every turn. But he cannot allow either one of them to forget he is her enemy and she his pawn in the deadly Highland feud between the clans. Stealing his enemy's bride was simple, but can he claim her innocence without losing his heart?
Book 1 of 5 of the Highland Hearts Series (Can be read in any order)
The Highland Hearts Series includes The Devil Wears Plaid, Heather and Velvet, A Whisper of Roses, Some Like It Wicked and Some Like It Wild
“A sinfully sexy hero, a strong-willed intelligent heroine and an engaging plot richly imbued with danger and desire all come together brilliantly.”—Chicago Tribune
“Vividly three-dimensional characters and a plot full of tasty twists, tear-inducing scenes and laugh-out-loud dialogue. Medeiros is a superb storyteller!”—Booklist Starred Review
“Funny, gently poignant historical with wit, sizzle and twists that turn expectations on their head. A delightful diversion!”—Library Journal
“From the first page to the last, Medeiros holds you enthralled with an enchanting plot, charismatic characters and strong sensuality. Another deep-sigh keeper from a master!”—Romantic Times
“Charming, quick-paced and clever with an appealing, self-reliant heroine.”—Publishers Weekly
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION
Bestseller Medeiros (Some Like It Wild) leaves Regency England for Scotland (exact time and place not specified) in this charming romance. About to speak wedding vows that will bind her to the elderly earl of Hepburn and save her family from poverty, Emmaline Marlowe finds herself abducted by Hepburn's sworn enemy, Jamie Sinclair. Trapped in the Scottish wilds with Jamie and his men, she tries to unravel a tangled mystery around the source of the feud: the unsolved murder of Jamie's parents. Readers will enjoy the appealing, self-reliant heroine and her efforts to avoid her marriage, find the man of her dreams, and take care of her parents and three younger sisters. Quick-paced, clever dialogue lightly sprinkled with Scottish slang moves things along almost too quickly toward a somewhat rushed conclusion.