In a tense, seductive novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Sutherland’s Secret (“[A] story of love, loyalty, and honor.”—Library Journal), a Highland chieftain and a beautiful young widow are reunited by deception and desire.
With Cait Campbell hiding Scottish fugitives from the British crown, who should arrive wearing his English-style coat but Iain Campbell, the traitorous clan leader and the man responsible for her husband’s death. Iain seeks a healer for his fallen kinsman, and out of a sense of duty Cait is obliged to help. Her uncanny ability to read people is powerless against his dark, impassive gaze, yet Iain is kind in a way that moves her.
In Cait’s company, Iain is overcome by painful memories of his best friend, her husband, who died protecting him. But grief shows weakness—a luxury he cannot permit, because Iain is playing a dangerous game with the British army. One small misstep and he could be branded a traitor or executed as a spy. But even with political tensions mounting to a fever pitch, Iain can’t get Cait out of his mind. What he doesn’t know is that Cait is playing a deep and deadly game of her own, and their love could put everything—even Scotland itself—in peril.
Look for all of Sharon Cullen’s delightful historical romances:
The All the Queen’s Spies series: WED TO A SPY | BOUND TO A SPY
The Secrets & Seduction series: THE NOTORIOUS LADY ANNE | LOVING THE EARL | PLEASING THE PIRATE | HIS SAVING GRACE | SEBASTIAN’S LADY SPY | THE RELUCTANT DUCHESS
The Highland Pride series: SUTHERLAND’S SECRET | MACLEAN’S PASSION | CAMPBELL’S REDEMPTION
Praise for the novels of Sharon Cullen
“Fans who crave a bit of mystery mixed with their romantic historical fiction will be drawn to this story of love, loyalty, and honor.”—Library Journal, on Sutherland’s Secret
“Riveting . . . Intense romance and intriguing mystery make this a tale to be savored.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Reluctant Duchess
“This Regency romance has it all—danger, blackmail, passion, love, and characters that draw you in and leave you wanting more.”—Fresh Fiction, on Sebastian’s Lady Spy
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Great story, great series
Third in the series, and I have enjoyed these stories. This story is about Cait, a widow with unresolved issues, and Iain, clan chief and the reason Cait is a widow. Cait has never faced the reasons for her need for solitude. She has a big heart though and puts herself in danger without thought. Iain is locked up in his own feelings until he really looks at Cait. These were troubled times in Scotland, and everyone had to be careful what they said and to whom. Cait and Iain risk their own lives for others and each other. I enjoyed how their love grew from their anger, and I highly recommend this story.
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited, honest review.
I did not enjoy this book as much as the last of hers that I read. It moved slow for me. I really liked the characters and that was one of the things that kept me reading the book. I needed to see how it turned out for them. Cait Campbell lives on the edge of the Campbell's land as a healer. She's lived this solitary life after her husband John dies leaving her totally alone since her daughter death a year before. Iain Campbell, the Marquess of Kerr and clan leader has watched out for but stayed away from Cait because of the guilt he feels from John's death. When a clan member needs Cait's help she and Iain are thrown together and forced to deal with their feelings of guilt and anger and the powerful pull their hearts. But Iain secretly plays both side of the Scot's and the English in hopes of making life easier in Scotland. Things are getting worse in the area, someone's killing English soldiers and the violence is escalating. Accusations are flying and no one is safe. What has started between Iain and Cait may end before its barely started.
Terrific Highland Tale!
I’ve read my third book by this author and am still enthralled with her historical writing. In the aftermath of the horrific Culloden battle the English are still attempting to take over every piece of land and use their cruel laws to completely eradicate the clan system and do away with the Scots mode of dress and customs. The heroine in this story (a widow named Cait) assists in the hiding of Scots who are making their way to ships that will take them to Canada. This is a risky business for her and the people she is trying to help as the English are always out looking for Scots to jail or kill. In the meanwhile the Scots hate the English and are always causing them trouble which makes the escape route even more dangerous. The heroine (Iain, the Campbell laird) learns of Cait’s help with the runaways at her cottage on Campbell land and asks her to desist from her dangerous activities, but she won’t. But along the way of their constant meetings they fall in love and their tangled web of deceit and love makes for a very exciting and interesting story indeed. A complimentary copy of this book was received from NetGalley.