Isobel MacLean fears she can't protect those she loves. Due to a violent attack in her past, she'll do anything to keep them safe—except marry the infuriating Grant MacDonald, heir to the MacDonald laird. She wants justice for her family, not a damn husband. Unfortunately, we don't always get what we want...
Forced to wed the lass responsible for his friend's death, Grant MacDonald is determined to tame his hellion wife. On a mission to Edinburgh to prevent war, sparks fly as they spar with each other, and Grant is starting to wonder if maybe his wife is a wee bit misunderstood.
He'll need to use every tool in his arsenal to distract his alluring wife from her quest for vengeance...before it's too late for them both.
Each book in the Highland Pride series is STANDALONE:
* Highland Deception
* Highland Redemption
* Highland Temptation
* Highland Salvation
* Highland Obligation
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This was a wonderful story. While this is the fifth book of the series, it is the first one for me. I adored Isobel MacLean and Grant MacDonald. Isobel and Grant are forced to marry. Isobel is a member of a rebel group that is fighting for justice. In a skirmish, Isobel and Grant see each other for the first time. Neither one knows who the other is but they can sense a powerful attraction. So powerful in fact that Grant is distraction at the moment his friend is killed. Isobel on the other hand is injured by a man who recognizes her and can reveal who she is to his powerful cousin (who wants the female member of the rebels).
These two have a long journey to their HEA. I really connected to Isobel because of this story being written in a dual POV format. There are times when Grant is an idiot. He says some things in front of his clan that crushes Isobel's feelings. He blames Isobel for the death of his friend. Even though she wasn't the one who killed him. I really felt for Grant as well. He has suffered a great deal as well. He is heir to the clan and must do his duty for them.
I was engrossed in the story and had a hard time putting it down. The book was written in such a manner that is flowed seamlessly. The scenes were well written and really drew me in.
I recommend this story to anyone over the age of 18. There are some sexual scenes here but they are not overly graphic and they take place after they are married.