“Steamy . . . packs the erotic punch of its predecessors . . . [a] heated Highland fling” from the award-winning author of Never Kiss a Highlander (Publishers Weekly).
The most sought-after bachelor in Scotland, the seventh McTiernay brother, cannot be caught by seduction or love—unless a roving Highland beauty lays siege to his heart . . .
An Unexpected Desire
Conan McTiernay will leave the joys of wedlock to his happily married brothers. He’s too busy mapping out Scotland to protect her borders from English invasion . . . Until he’s dispatched to escort a cloistered Highland lass safely back to his family’s castle.
A Forever Love
Mhàiri Mayboill has embarked on her journey facing an impossible choice: Marry or take the vows of a nun. But she cherishes her freedom too much to be tied to any man. Yet this arrogant Highlander with his spirited ways and piercing eyes awakens more than desire. For two people who want nothing of love but have everything in common, emotions soon forge an unforeseen bond. But happiness is never simple for a McTiernay, and more surprises lie ahead . . .
“Truly enjoyable . . . A very cleverly woven tail of love nearly lost and distant conspiracies awaiting in the horizon.”—Historical Romance Revelers
Praise for the McTiernay Brothers novels
“Sensual and humorous, a winning combination that everyone can enjoy.”—Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author
“Eminently swoonable . . . This lengthy excursion into the Highlands contains enough plaid tossing, claymore brandishing, castle-bound conniving, and erotic adventures to keep Sinclair’s audience dreaming of kilts for weeks.”—Publishers Weekly (starred
Sinclair's steamy 10th romance set in the 14th-century Scottish Highlands (after Never Kiss a Highlander) packs the erotic punch of its predecessors but lacks their brawly drive. Conan McTiernay, a "good-looking beast" and second youngest of seven brothers in his powerful clan's ruling family, refuses to consider marriage because he's convinced it makes a man unreasonable. Instead, he indulges his burning desire to map Scotland. Then he meets Mhairi Mayboill, the beautiful, brainy daughter of a traveling merchant. She's just as determined to make her own way in life, spurning both marriage and the convent. Highland pride, prejudice, and the fear of losing their freedom make them both oblivious to their potential romantic partnership until two scheming (and unconvincingly mature) preteen nieces and the laird's lady push them together. Lengthy obstacle-clearing maneuvers and extended in-castle familial subplots produce too much talk and too little action, and bog down this heated Highland fling.