Fleeing through the highlands with totally different reasons are how the two main characters begin their journey. A bloody past will influence why the Priest has agreed to kidnap a young woman while politics has Heather wanting to leave the safety of her brother’s keep. Intrigue and the realization that not everything is as it seems becomes the backdrop of this historical romance. Neither wants marriage yet the desire each feels for the other sometimes feels over powering. Choices need to be made and no matter which choice is made, someone will probably die. Trust will play a big part but who should you trust? This in an interesting story and part of a series. You don’t need to read the other books in the series to read this one.
Lady Heather Sutherland wants to help fight for Scottish freedom. On the morning she plans her flight, she meets a strange priest in the chapel. Duncan Mackay’s family were killed by Heather’s aunt leaving Duncan the only survivor. He was raised by priests and was trained to be one. However, to support the men who raised him, Duncan takes on mercenary jobs. His present job is to kidnap Lady Heather and bring her to his employers. He didn’t expect her to be packed and ready to go! Now, her spirit and determination has him questioning his reasons to kidnap her. But, if he doesn’t turn her over, the priests at the abbey may end up casualties in a war. Is there any way out of this dilemma?
He stole her away… But she set him free…
They called him The Priest. Maybe because of his billowing black robes and the steel crucifix that hung around his neck. Or perhaps it was because those who met him were compelled to pray. But Duncan Mackay was anything but a saint. He was a sinner—a paid mercenary. Until he met her, and she made him want to change his ways.
Lady Heather Sutherland, has never been compelled to follow rules. And this time, she’s gone too far. Following in the footsteps of her brothers and cousins, she chooses to join the fight for Scottish freedom—and gets herself abducted by a handsome, rogue warrior, whose touch is sweet sin.
Duncan’s duty was clear—steal Heather away from Dunrobin Castle. What he didn’t expect, was to be charmed by her spirit and rocked by her fiery kiss. Now, he doesn’t want deliver her to those who hired him, instead he wants to keep her all to himself.
THE HIGHLANDER'S SIN is the sixth book in the Stolen Bride series, but it can stand alone.