Highland Promise was a delightful book. I especially enjoyed the humorous banter among the heroine and her highland protectors. The story had romance, suspense, and intrigue. I have read highland stories before and this followed the main theme of these types of stories, but it was not a boring read at all. Brendan's realization that he was in love with Faith was a long process that took most of the story. He was a self-righteous nobleman who thought the heroine was too fragile and needed his protection. It was amusing to read about the interactions between these two. Faith was hilariously naive and this provided quite a few instances of just plain fun in the story. The ending was expected, but also a surprise because of who the protagonist was. I would recommend this book to anyone desiring a delightful time spent indulging oneself.
Ordered by King Alexander to wed an Englishwoman, Laird Brendan Sutherland heads to England to wed the sister of his best friend's wife. Having no use for love, he intends to beget a few heirs and forget the lass.
After being falsely accused of the Sin of Eve when she was twelve, Lady Faith of Hawkhurst hides her beauty beneath a hideous disguise, becoming a hag in public. She believes she must enter a convent and live a life of penance or suffer perpetual damnation.
Learning her brother intends to ambush an approaching Highland party, Faith intercepts Brendan and his men to ask their aid in reaching the convent. Brendan quickly sees through her disguise and agrees to take her with him. After a court scandal, King Henry orders them to wed. As they return to the Highlands with a killer on their trail, Brendan discovers he can't remain aloof from the woman destined to restore his faith in love.