I loved this book!
I loved this interesting couple. Malcolm McKenna and Joan Armstrong were so different and yet they had a true connection. I adored Malcolm! He was so loving and indulgent toward his family, whereas Joan was almost afraid of showing any emotions at all. When an elaborate lie brought them together it was Joan who ended up saving Malcolm only for him to turn around and claim her as his betrothed. At first poor Joan was so befuddled by the handsome chivalrous Malcolm. It took a while for him to earn her complete trust.
This book was so engaging that I didn't want to put it down. As the story progressed there was a good mystery to be solved and plenty of lighthearted moments from Malcolm's mischievous daughter. The humor helped to liven the plot but all in all this book was simply a really good old fashioned romance. I enjoyed every page!
Scottish Highlands, 1334: The McKenna clan flourishes under a family of warriors, fierce and righteous, faithful to their own until the last. But to produce an heir, the widowed eldest son must risk his heart again . . .
Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser was once the indulged and pampered daughter of a laird. But marriage to a brute changed her. When he sets her aside, she has only her wits and her beauty to protect herself and her child from the chaos of her former home. She will have to find another husband—a man whose strength is more than a weapon against the weak. A man she can trust . . . if such a man even breathes.
Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood, a spoiled princess as dangerous as she is lovely. But when she steps forward to protect him against a false accusation, he discovers a character stronger than he guessed—and an attraction he yearns to explore . . .