The ruthless enforcer of Scotland's most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell will use any means necessary to vanquish lawlessness and unrest among the feuding Highland clans. Seduction is a game as easily played as subterfuge, but when Jamie poses as a suitor to a rival clan's daughter in order to expose treason, the line between duty and pleasure is suddenly blurred. Ebony-haired, ruby-lipped Caitrina Lamont defies him, denies him, and arouses him like no other woman. Caitrina has no intention of forsaking her beloved father and doting brothers for a husband-especially a hated Campbell. But Jamie's raw, sensual strength and searing kiss melt her resistance. When her idyllic world is shattered, Caitrina's only hope to save her clan lies in the arms of Jamie Campbell, the enemy she holds accountable for its ruin. Can their tenuous truce, born in the velvet darkness of passionate nights, forge a love as strong as the sword that rules the Highlands?
©2009 Monica McCarty (P)2012 Tantor
"Sexy, full of action, and realistically violent, this story of 17th-century Scotland touches on issues of family loyalty and duty and expertly kicks off McCarty's back-to-back Clan Campbell trilogy." (Library Journal)
I've become a sucker for Audible. I love audiobooks, to the point of addiction. Especially a good romance audiobook... :)
This is a great book. It is as epic and memorable, in my opinion, as McCarty's Highland Guard series.
I adored the heroine! The hero is infamous for his ruthlessness. There are definitely moments where I had trouble with the Hero's "duty" to his cousin and his beliefs in the "law". There are injustices suffered in this book that inflamed my anger. But this is a trilogy. What goes around comes around in the end... Mostly. :)
I do love this series. Do yourself a favor and buy all three!
Also, Roger Hampton does an outstanding job narrating!
This is a really great series of books by Monica McCarty, love stories between feuding clans in the Highlands. Highland books are about the Campbells and Highlander books are about the MacLeods. Get them all and listen to them in order - you won't be disappointed.
Well worth a credit.
Roger Hampton's Scottish voices made them a real winner for me.
For sure! Narrator was great!
Hard to compare, because it was so good! I wish I could be guaranteed a read (listen) this good every time!!
He's always good...but the excellent story and characters make it all come together!
Best use of a credit, ever!
If the female lead says "wait...you don't understand" or "I'm sorry" or (paraphrased) I think I made him mad again, I'd better keep him from going, one more time; I'm going to scream!!!
Give the female lead some maturity. She has an awesome, honest, man. After over 8 hours of listening, she still uses her sexuality to get her way, and refuses to understand the politics and dangers of her time.
Jamie Campbell...what a man!
No - the female lead is to annoying. However, Jason Momoa would be an excellent Highlander!
Wish more authors would write a righteous good man like this into their books. Jamie has the patience of a saint.
Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance books.
The story was good enough to keep me lisening, but the main character was frustrating...making the same mistrakes over and over again, she was hard to like..but the Jamie Campbell character makes up for it, he was a great hero and you really rooted for him, Bottom line... I will listen to other books in this series, but I am not rushing out to buy them right after finishing this book.
This story was very enjoyable. My only negative is the main character, Katrina, is so blind sometimes. She doesn't listen. This only bothered me toward the end of the book. Otherwise, the love story is enjoyable and there are cute and funny parts. Sad parts too. It was also easy to listen to.
Not your typical Highland romance, I poured through this book in two days. The relationship between the characters is complex and unpredictable. There is lots of action, in and out of the bedroom. I'm ordering the next book in the series right now.
Jamies honisty and Katrina's uninhibited attraction for the beautiful Highlander.
I recommened all of Monica Mcarty's Highlander series. So far they are all awsome. I have a few more to go. The history of the highlands is very interesting. Something raw and untaimed about thier way of life makes you long for a simpler but dangerous way of life.
I have to admit I like Antony Ferguson reading better. Allthough the character voices were very good. His reading style lacked emotion, but not enough to stop listening. I like the men narrators best. When the ladies try to narrate mens voices it is hard for me to believe they are really interrested in the female of the story. A deep manly brouge is the best, Roger certainly does that very well.
No laughing or crying but so ineresting historicly and romanically. I could not put it down.
Yes, for Monica McCarty. Not necessarily for Roger Hampton.
Interesting and intriguing plot with great characters. This is my fourth book written by her, all of which have been great.
Roger's voice is not right for this book. It either needs a deep male voice for the rugged highlander or a female voice for the enchanting lady to make the story believable. Roger's tenor voice doesn't do either of the main characters justice.
His voice also lacks passion and fails to emphasize the key emotions in the book. His voice during the scenes of passion reminds me of an aloof person who is filing their fingernails while impassively tolerating the attentions of their partner.
McCarty's audio books, in general, could benefit from stronger narrators.
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