Oh my gosh, hard headed female doesn’t even come close to describing Katherine. She wants everything her way and will do anything she can to do it. Willful and loyal to her adopted clan, Katherine is a fantastic character that will keep your interest. Rolf is a bit more sedate but he is still interesting. He seems to be attracted to Katherine almost against his will. But, I think it is the background story that really makes this story come alive. The highland way of life, the turmoil and power struggles over all of Scotland and the dealings between the clans. This period in Scotland’s history comes alive and becomes real. With the outstanding cast of characters you can’t help but to get wrapped up in the decisions needing to be made and the alliances that form. This doesn’t mean there isn’t violence because this story is about highlanders! This book could be considered as part of a series as Katherine was in a previous book as were several other characters in this one but it definitely stands alone. Historical romance loves really need to pick this book up.
Katherine has been training with the men since she was 14 so she can’t understand why she can’t go on the raid with her best friend. Suddenly, she’s not allowed to train or do anything she has for year. She’s to learn how to be a proper woman. She hates it. When no one is looking, Katherine takes off riding. She never expected to find trouble on the clan’s land. She should have known better.
Illegitimate daughter of an English earl... Abducted to Scotland at age 14... No family, no reputation... No rules
Heir to an honorable Highland laird... Can't believe how well tomboy Kate can fight... About to learn how much of a woman she really is
Scotland is seething with plots, the vengeful Gordons are spoiling for a fight, and the neighboring clans are at each other's throats. All it takes is a passionate hellion with a penchant for reckless adventure to ignite the Highlands once more.