Friday, February 28, 2014

The Raider by Monica McCarty

After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country - except the calling of their heart.

Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation - a battle he badly wants to lose.

Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape. Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance - before it’s too late?

“Thank you, lass. One day I hope we shall meet again, so I can repay you in full.”

Her eyes never left his. “Because you owe me.”  “What could I possibly owe Clifford’s sister?”

“I know,” she said. And she did.  Robbie Boyd would protect her with his life.  She was safe with him.

He could barely get the words out. “What if I care about her?”

The story is set in 1306 in the Scottish Highlands.  It is the story of a brave young woman that believes in doing what is right regardless of the consequences.  This is the story of one member of the legendary Highland Guard, Robert Boyd. Our hero is taken prisoner by our heroine’s brother and is to be put to death.  She helps him escape from the pit in her brother’s dungeon.  Our Hero does not realize who she is and searches to find her.  After six years they cross paths during a raid and our heroine is kidnapped but is not recognized as the “Angel” that saved him.

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin’ Stars!
Hero – Robbie Boyd: 4.5 stars
Heroine - Rosalin: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!


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