Duty drove him to possess her, but love will drive him to his knees.
Eight years ago, savage Scots invaded Eve Decres’s home, murdering her family and plunging her into a nightmare. As sole heir to a strategically located castle on the border between Scotland and England, Eve became a prize to be wedded and bedded, and she fled into hiding. She survived by clinging to two dreams: one day reclaiming her inheritance, and finding love to build a new family from the ashes of her loss. But on the verge of beginning her journey to make her dreams reality, she makes a fatal error that alerts her enemies to her whereabouts.
Now, Eve is catapulted into a world of feuding clans and warring kingdoms where she’s forced to make a choice that threatens to destroy her chance at freedom and shatter her heart. Amid treachery and violence, she soon discovers her only hope dwells in tying herself to Grant Fraser, a noble, fierce Highland warrior. Though passion smolders between them, Grant is bent on vengeance and sworn to a duty that would thwart her own plans.
Bound by desperation but separated by conflicting desires, the spitfire lass and the determined laird must relinquish what they’ve long held sacred in order to overcome their foes and claim a glorious, unconquerable love.
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Highland Avenger is book three in the Renegade Scots series by Julie Johnstone. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has unexpected twists and turns. Johnstone is a master at peeling back her characters layer by layer and revealing the person beneath. I enjoyed Grant Fraser. He makes his debut in Highland Defender, book 2 of this series. But this is definitely his story and his time to shine. Eve Decres is a wonderful heroine. I liked her wit and fire. “The devil thought to wed her, take her castle, and apparently claim her loyalty, all through seduction! The Highlander surely thought highly of himself and his appeal to women. An image of the man’s blue eyes and thick, wavy, shoulder-length brown hair appeared in her mind. Oh, he was handsome. There was no point denying it. He was compelling too, with his dimples and half smile. And a bit intimidating being so tall and, well, solid. She’d never seen shoulders so broad or a chest and stomach so riddled with muscles. There was not a bit of fat on Grant Fraser.” There are a number of steamy scenes in this book. This is a fantastic series. Although this book can be read as a stand alone, I don’t recommend it. This series is too rich to miss out on even one book. I was gifted a copy of this book.
Highland Avenger is an awesome story of adventure and romance. Grant Fraser is now Laird of Clan Fraser and has vowed revenge against the MacDougalls, a clan allied with the English and responsible for the death of his brother Simon. Eve fled her home when her parents were murdered and has been in hiding for eight years. Before she can return to reclaim her home, she is kidnapped (by the MacDougalls) and rescued by Grant. What follows is an action-packed dangerous story that is hard to put down. Grant and Eve are wonderful characters. Both are honorable and courageous. This fast-paced story has murder, kidnapping(s), intrigue and betrayal(s), and revenge. There is also duty, friendship and love, acceptance, and romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I highly recommend Highland Avenger and the rest of the Renegade Scots series.
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Another thrilling story by Julie Johnstone, whether this is your first book or next in the series you will love it. Julie has really grasped the Highland genre perfectly with its rugged, fierce warriors to the strong, brave, independent women. Our hero is Grant Fraser loyal to King Robert the Bruce fighting to free Scotland from the wicked English King and Eve is our heroine determined to get her fathers lands back. Luck or fate brings them together though as always circumstances make it a rocky journey to find peace and love. Their journey takes you through the beautiful countryside of Scotland, you can almost see it through Julie’s wonderful words. There are shocks and drama as always along the way and I have to say a major surprise, you will have to read to find out! I never tire of reading about Julie’s highland heroes, I cannot recommend her books enough.