Mary Wine takes you back into history when the highland clans where busy making alliances and raiding neighbors. Shows of strength were necessary as were strong clan leaders. Love was not considered for marriage which makes Saer wanting to make Nareen want him and have tender feelings unique, almost as unique as this story. As usual for Ms. Wine, historical facts are masterfully woven into her story giving it authenticity seldom found in historical romances. However, there is massive amounts of dialog written in brogue which takes a bit getting use to but once you get used to it, this dialog really brings the characters to life and pushes the story forward. I really enjoyed this story as it was easy to visualize the scenes and connect with the characters. The era became real as I become enthralled with what was happening. If you like highland historical romances, this is a must read.
Nareen left her cousin’s care when her cousin tries to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder and becomes the companion of a spoiled woman. Saer MacLeod met Nareen at court and has even asked her brother to court her. Nareen doesn’t trust anyone and has no desire to be courted at all. However, circumstances change everything giving Saer the chance to change her mind. He has one chance but can he do it?
Her clan is in chaos...
Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated—and skilled with a bow and dagger. It’s a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles.
And rivalries are deadlier than ever.
Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He’s enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer’s fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her… and claim her for himself.