"With powerfully written characters that the reader cannot help but fall in love with..."
"Myth and reality combine in this unforgettable tale..."
9th century Highlands. An ambitious king who will stop at nothing in his quest for victory... even if that means forced marriages between his warriors—and the Princesses of Pictland.
When Connor MacKenzie rides into Pictland on a mission for his king, he never expects to be captivated by a beautiful Pictish widow. Drawn under her spell, yet unaware of her identity, he risks everything for one passionate night in her arms.
Aila, princess of Pictland, long ago turned her back on her goddess, and swore she would never marry again. But after meeting Connor, her frozen heart thaws and she imagines a future filled with love.
When he delivers the royal message, Aila becomes a pawn in a deadly game of politics. Her heart belongs to Connor, but she must marry the prince of Dal Riada – his half-brother. But as dangerous secrets unravel, both Connor and Aila must find a way to outwit their enemies and face the shadows of their past if they want a chance of surviving, together, in this fractured new world.
The Highland Warrior Chronicles is a projected seven-book series, which follows Scots warriors from Dal Riada as they find unexpected love in their marriages-of-convenience with pagan Pictish princesses. Each book follows one couple and is guaranteed a HEA at the end of their story.
"From the start, this story was an emotional rollercoaster...The plot was intriguing and I loved the theme of forbidden love...Ms. Phillips has done an excellent job penning this tale and I can't to read more of this series in the future." The Romance Studio
This is a captivating story. The writing is superb. The use of period terminology is refreshing. It kept me reading late into the night.
One of the best romance novels ever!
I’ve never written a review for a book, this book was that good! It draws you in right from the start. I love the story line and the characters and look forward to reading the other books in the series.
I love it. A great read.