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The Viper - Monica McCarty
The Viper
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The war for Scotland’s sovereignty rages on—as Robert the Bruce is crowned king and the Highland Guard, his elite fighting force of legendary warriors, battle for land . . . and love. Prized for his snakelike stealth and deadly strikes, Lachlan “Viper” MacRuairi is a warrior to enlist but not to... show more
The war for Scotland’s sovereignty rages on—as Robert the Bruce is crowned king and the Highland Guard, his elite fighting force of legendary warriors, battle for land . . . and love. Prized for his snakelike stealth and deadly strikes, Lachlan “Viper” MacRuairi is a warrior to enlist but not to trust. His only loyalty is to his purse, his indifference sealed by bitter betrayal. All that changes when Lachlan is tasked to protect and deliver Bella MacDuff to the king’s coronation—and the proud, lushly sensual countess unwittingly challenges him to his greatest battle yet: to love again.Passionate and devoted, Bella has defied Britain’s king and her own husband to place the crown on Bruce’s head, and for this she pays a terrible price: Losing her daughter and her freedom to her husband’s vengeance. Imprisoned with barbaric cruelty, she vows to reclaim her child, even if it means selling her soul—and her body—to a dark, lethal warrior whose eyes glint like steel, but who makes her skin tingle and her breath race. Together they embark on a rogue mission with sinister twists and turns that threatens not only Bella’s gamble to save her daughter—but also her heart.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345528391 (0345528395)
ASIN: 345528395
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 381
Edition language: English
Series: Highland Guard (#4)
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A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind
A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind rated it
3.0 The Viper
I really must first confess that I am totally obssessed with Monica McCarty's stories. I like her writing, admire her ability to weave history with fictional characters, love how intense her characters are and their relationship is, how she always manages to show the internal struggle and make it se...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.5 How To Tell If You're In a Highland Guard Novel
So, I was reading my feed this morning, and I found the most effing awesome series on The Toast, courtesy of Ceridwen (shout out to Ceridwen). The most recent installment was How To Tell If You Are In an Honore de Balzac Novel, and it got me thinking. I haven't read any Balzac, but I've read like ...
vysed
vysed rated it
I don't want to quit this series. I love the idea of it, I really do. But the (for lack of a better word) heroines of these stories are some of the dumbest women ever. My neck actually hurts from shaking my head in annoyance and disgust. Can I sue for whiplash? No? Ahhh well. I keep shouting random ...
marvelloussbooks
marvelloussbooks rated it
4.0 The Viper
4 starsLachlan + IsabellaFavourite scenes.1) Boyd was sharpening his weapon and at the same irritating the hell out of Lachlan, and 2) Lachlan hit MacLeod with something, made the Chief fell in the pit and there was Hawk said "At your service."Enjoyed the story. Captivated by the writings. Loved thi...
missfifi
missfifi rated it
5.0 The Viper: A Highland Guard Novel
not gonna talk bout this, I'm tired
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