By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec’s past threatened Jamie’s happiness. She brazenly resisted him—until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire promised to conquer her heart….
Resigned to an arranged marriage to a highland laird she has never met, Lady Brenna journeys from England to Scotland certain she will suffer a loveless marriage. But en route to her betrothed, a rival band of Werce, painted warriors intercept her caravan and demand that she marry their leader—the handsome, quick-tempered laird Connor MacAlister, the same man she’d repeatedly proposed to as a child while he’d been a visitor to her father’s castle. Though Brenna scarcely remembers the secret missives she’d sent to MacAlister declaring her love, she has never forgotten the tall visitor’s dazzling, unexpected smile. Now older and wiser, Brenna harbors no illusions that Connor is in love with her—indeed, after a hasty forest wedding, Connor assures her she can return home once she has borne him a son. Lady Brenna has no idea that her capture is merely the first act of vengeance against her betrothed, Connor’s sworn enemy. Determined to be happy, Brenna soon endears herself to most of the MacAlister clan, despite—or perhaps because of—her uncanny knack for getting into trouble. And although she comes to adore her brave, superstitious, gentle husband, she has no clue that Connor lives for the moments she whispers "I love you"…words she never meant him to hear. But, as she sets out to win the heart of the brave chieftain, a legacy of revenge ensnares Brenna in a furious clan war—and only her faith in her gallant husband can save her….
About the Author
Julie Garwood (1944) is a bestselling American romance author known best for her historical romances. She published her first romance novel Gentle Warrior in 1985. She has written a number of historical series including The Crown Spies series and the Highland's Lairds series. In 2000 she ventured into Romantic Suspense with her book Heartbreaker. To date she has over thirty five million books in print world wide.