Nigel Murray saw through her masquerade from the start: a young woman trying to pass herself off as a page. It almost worked - until she was unmasked in battle with the English, at the point of a sword. Nigel recklessly saved the raven-haired beauty, whose secrets now endangered them both. He spirited her off to Scotland, determined to erase the terror he tasted in her kiss.
Gisele knew the dark side of men, having barely escaped the brutality of her highborn husband, Lord Deveau. Now, with Deveau murdered and a price on her head, she was every man's prey - hunted for a crime she did not commit. Nigel is her only refuge, a handsome stranger who challenged her with a fiery sensuality that burned all fear in its wake. But to truly trust him, Gisele must put the past behind her, and let her heart accept the simple truth... of his undying love.
©2010 Hannah Howell (P)2012 Tantor
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This is the 2nd book of the Highland Series featuring the Murray brothers,It's 7 years later as we learn what happened to Nigel since he left Donncoill after losing Maldie to his brother Balfour.
Nigel becomes a mercenary, offering his sword and fighting skills to any French lord who pays the most. But when he wakes up one morning to find himself sprawled in the mud, having spent all night boozing with no recollection of how he got there, he knew it was time for him to go home and face reality. While deep in thoughts, he hears voices and checks to see whom they belong to. He spots two people deep in conversation but knew instantly that the one dressed like a lad is a woman.
Gisele Deveau is a hunted woman. Falsely accused of the gruesome death (no really GRUESOME) of her wealthy husband, she has been running away for a whole year. When Nigel ends up saving her life, she knows that he is her only hope.
Realizing that Gisele's life is in extreme danger, Nigel is overcome with the need to protect her, especially when he learns that she is pretty much on her own. And although she fears men in general Gisele has little choice but to trust the man who has entangled himself in her troubles.
Little do they know that they would be faced with another trouble: that of their growing attraction to each other. Nigel is torn and confused about what he feels for Giselle who looks very much like Maldie, his sister in law - and the reason he left home in the first place. While Gisele is terrified to put her trust in another man after what she has experienced at the hands of her husband.
Gisele is a likable heroine, very similar to Maldie but with a sharper tongue. Both characters are strong and well-matched and as passionate as the first book's characters. I
The homecoming scene was one of my favourites
I am beginning book 3 about little brother Eric
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
Worth the credit plenty of adventures did not enjoy the end very much wanted more details after they finally get together.
I have this book in print format and love it but the narrators voice is so grating I have been unable to finish the audio version. I am a huge Hannah Howell fan but I implore her to get a better narrator so that her audio versions will be just as fantastic as her print versions.
I am really enjoying Ms. Howell's Highland novels. I really like the Murray family & plan to listen to them all. Hurry up and get them Audible.
The obstacles that the couple faces while trying to get to safety. It wasn't too easy for them and it made the story have more depth.
Nigel definitely. You just couldn't help but root for him. In the previous novel he is so sad and all you want is for him to be happy!
I mostly read paranormal romance books.
The narration bothered me so much, I couldn't get past the first chapter. First, her voice is so strident and forced that it was almost painful to listen to. Second, the cadence of every sentence was the EXACT same and she always held out the last word of the sentence. But the MOST annoying thing was that all of the characters sounded the same except for a pitiful attempt at accents. The main female and the main male voices sounded the exact same. It was really terrible.
The story may not have been that bad, but the narration kept me from being able to "connect" with the story line or characters. I may get the book in paperback.
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