Captured by a brooding Highland laird? These tried-and-true tips are sure to turn him kilt over heels in love and give you exactly the HEA every Scottish lass deserves:
- Save his son and protect the boy as your own;
- Fiercely square off toe-to-toe with your scowling captor at every opportunity;
- Never, ever let him know you've fallen in love.
Laird Gavin MacKinnon is a changed man—and not for the better. Ever since his young son, Ewan, disappeared two years ago, Gavin has grown callous and bitter. Scouring the countryside, his search leads him to a mysterious woman who maintains the boy is hers. He decides to take them both and ask questions later.
Deirdre MacIntyre will go with the brooding laird if it will keep her son safe, but she meets fire with fire at every opportunity, letting the Highland brute see just how fierce she can be. Gavin has to admit that the beautiful lass has a bond with Ewan—not to mention an allure he can't deny—and things aren't adding up. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to give her the benefit of the doubt. But when Deirdre's clan comes to claim her under threat of war, Gavin has a choice to make: fight to keep Deirdre at his side or let go his one true chance of ever knowing peace.
About the author
Alyson McLayne is a mom of twins and an award-winning writer of contemporary, historical and paranormal romance. She's also a dog lover and cat servant with a serious stash of dark chocolate. After getting her degree in theater at the University of Alberta, she promptly moved to the west coast where she worked in film for several years and met her prop master husband.
Her self-published works in contemporary romance include her Santa Barbara Billionaire Bachelor series: How To Catch A Bride, How To Claim An Heiress, and How To Outplay A Player. How To Catch A Bride (formerly The Fabrizio Bride) was recently nominated for a RONE award.
Please drop by for a visit at www.alysonmclayne.com and look her up on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AlysonMcLayne) or Twitter (@AlysonMcLayne).
"McLayne perfectly balances the raw emotions and pent-up desire at the heart of the romance with the thrilling swordplay and castle intrigue readers expect from their Scottish historical romances. Deeply touching love story between a fierce leader and the timid woman who finds her own strength by standing up to him." - Kirkus Reviews
"This fourth book in McLayne's series (beginning with Highland Promise) continues to reveal the larger intrigue befalling the sons of Gregor MacLeod, while giving Gavin and Deirdre a dramatic love story of their own." - Library Journal
"McLayne delivers a highly emotional, deeply satisfying tale of deceit and revenge, longing and loneliness, and ultimately of forgiveness and love. It's a very fresh perspective in the world of Scottish Highland historicals." - BookPage