A LOVER'S PROMISE
Connor Grant left his first love in the Highlands, vowing to return after serving in the king's army. Seven years later, he is still fighting for the crown, and his victories are legendary-both in the battlefield and in the bedroom. Yet he's never forgotten his bonnie lass. And he certainly never expected to see her amidst the splendor of the British royal court: beautiful, breathtaking, and tempting him past the point of no return.
A LADY'S DESTINY
The night he left, Mairi MacGregor banished Connor from her life forever. Now her heart belongs only to Scotland. As part of a secret alliance, she journeys to London in search of information . . . only to find herself face to face with the one man she swore she'd never trust again. Though Mairi's body still craves Connor's touch, she can't forgive his betrayal. But a traitor lurks in their midst and to protect her beloved Highlands, Mairi must make a leap of faith and join forces with Connor-even if it means losing her heart to him again.
Quinn's third Children of the Mist installment (after 2010's Ravished by a Highlander and Seduced by a Highlander) is another winning mix of fascinating history and lush romance. In 1678, Connor Grant abandons the Highlands and his beloved, Mairi MacGregor, to support England's King Charles II. Mairi comforts herself by learning to wield a sword. Seven years later, she heads to England on a mission and encounters Connor. Their interactions sizzle with sexual tension as the two realize that time and distance haven't lessened their mutual attraction. As Connor and Mairi seek to set their differences aside and build a life together, various parties attempt to destroy their efforts at happiness. Readers will be captivated by the meticulously accurate historical detail (including cameos by various famous figures) and Connor and Mairi's searing passion.