Betrayed by lies before her birth, Aishlinn believes kind and honorable men do not exist. Raised in near seclusion by a cruel stepfather, she is traded to work at Castle Firth in Penrith England for the price of two sheep. When the despised Earl of Penrith attacks her late one night and... show more
Betrayed by lies before her birth, Aishlinn believes kind and honorable men do not exist. Raised in near seclusion by a cruel stepfather, she is traded to work at Castle Firth in Penrith England for the price of two sheep. When the despised Earl of Penrith attacks her late one night and attempts to rape her, Aishlinn stabs him in self-defense and flees England for the safety of the Scottish highlands. Surviving the horrific beating at the hands of the Earl, Aishlinn is rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors who swear their allegiance to her for killing the hated Earl--the same man who had destroyed their village and killed their families when they were boys. Duncan McEwan, future chief of the Clan MacDougall, has survived countless battles and bed innumerable women. He has scaled mountains, survived a horrific storm at sea and even hand-to-claw battle with a ferocious cat-o’mountain. But none of that could have prepared him for how his life is forever changed one fateful spring day when he rescues a very battered young woman. Together with his men, they risk everything to take her to the safety of their clan. She soon learns that kind and honorable men do exist and one in particular changes her heart forever. She discovers an inner strength and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart wrenching decision--allow the English to kill those she loves or surrender for the crime she committed. With an intense code of honor Duncan must now battle the feelings for the beautiful Aishlinn. He will do anything to keep her as his own and he’ll do anything to keep her out of the hands of the English.
Publish date: February 12th 2012
Publisher: Suzan Tisdale
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Clan MacDougall (#1)
THe book is not awful but takes too long to get to the point for me. I couldn't bring myself to care about either lead character and that made the read rather difficult. I have been reading a lot of Highland romances though. If I ever read this book again at a later time when I am not so burned out ...
Review Great story, great characters an amazing unexpected twist I never saw coming, but this book is in need of editing. I gave it 3 stars for not only because of the editing, but also for the headhopping. It took me an extra 3 days to read it because of the POV changes without notice. I’m one tha...
Not bad for a 99¢ book. I liked the story but did feel like some scenes were drawn out where I found myself skimming paragraphs. 2.5-3 Stars
This book has everything a Highlander book needs, all the elements were there, but that wasn't good enough, the book I think was lacking where the writing is concerned.I think it was Aishlinn's character that is the reason I didn't enjoy the book much, it was very inconsistent, one part she is this...