Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date published: September 2010
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained by Publisher
Isobel Fergusson is tired of living in fear of her brothers being killed. While at court for the king’s coronation she meets Tristan and finds his company enjoyable. It’s not until her brother Alex finds them together, she learns he’s the son of the man who murdered her father. Alex, challenges Tristan, so Isobel’s fear becomes a reality. She wonders why he doesn’t murder him, instead he knocks him out.
Tristan MacGregor was tutored by an uncle, a gentle man who believed in chivalry, and only killed under duress. Tristan follows the same path, despite his siblings scorn. He feels the need to help Isobel after learning how hard she works for her younger brothers. He has a hard time persuading the family to let him help, even when their unscrupulous neighbors try to burn their crops.
Tristan and Isobel’s story is filled with tension as it brings to life the highlands in the sixteen hundreds. The hero is ideal as he tries to bring some honor and chivalry to everyday living. With a smile and flowery words, Tristan catches the eye of the court ladies.
Isobel is a canny adversary, one who wants to know why he prefers her company.
The secondary characters are all well drawn and believable, making the story an interesting one. Daily life is brought to life, along with the hardships and problems as they fight to survive in a harsh land. Ms. Quinn has written a delightful tale, with a mix of hot sex scenes, fights and passions of all kinds.
If you enjoy reading about canny, seductive and very unrepentant rogue from the highlands, as he seduces most he comes into contact with, enjoy this tale as it is a little different.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.