Scotland, 1335: Marriage between clans is a matter of property and power, rarely love. But the only daughter of Laird McKenna longs for passion—and finds it in a Highlander’s arms . . .
The unconventional Lady Katherine McKenna has been granted a rare privilege: the right to choose her own husband. It’s a more difficult task than she expected. When at last she agrees to a betrothal, it quickly goes awry, leaving Katherine alone in the wilds . . . and rescued by Laird Lachlan MacTavish. She’s captivated by the proud, brooding chief who shows her such tender care. But with their clans on the brink of war, the honorable Lachlan resists his attraction—until Katherine proclaims to her family that they will wed.
Though stunned by her boldness, Lachlan is intrigued by Katherine’s beauty and spirit, and the MacTavishes will benefit from an alliance with the powerful McKennas. But with family discord, treachery, and deceit in their midst, can they save a marriage that is destined to blossom into incomparable love?
Praise for Adrienne Basso’s No Other Highlander
“Building a lively, convincing world of 14th-century Scottish Highland culture, Basso ratchets up the dramatic tension with friction between different clans. . . . This heartwarming, satisfying historical lays intriguing groundwork for the series’ next installment.” –Publishers Weekly
Basso's rousing third McKenna romance features independent-minded Lady Katherine McKenna (sister to Malcolm of No Other Highlander). She agrees to marry Hamish Drummond but changes her mind when she realizes Hamish loves another. Expecting resistance from her father, since the wedding contracts have been signed, Katherine flees the betrothal festivities with a few trusted servants, only to be captured by the rash Aiden MacTavish, who hopes to trade her for his brother Robbie, the McKenna's prisoner. After escaping her captors, Katherine falls ill. When the responsible Laird Lachlan MacTavish discovers his brother first kidnapped and then lost the McKenna's daughter, he resolves to find her and return her to her family. Threats from series villain Archibald Frasier force Lachlan to take Katherine back to the impoverished MacTavish Keep, where affection grows between them, but the specter of those betrothal contracts still looms. Basso keeps the action moving and the attraction building between the compassionate, appealing protagonists, making their journey to the altar both entertaining and satisfying.