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The vivid scar that spans Sir Iain MacLagan's cheek is a daily reminder of the wife he lost - and of the enemy that still stalks him. Commanded by Scotland's king to remarry in order to unite two powerful border clans, lain reluctantly weds Islaen MacRoth, a woman whose delicate appearance belies a playful, seductive nature that proves dangerously attractive to a man who has vowed never to jeopardize his heart, or his loved ones, again...

Raised with eleven boisterous brothers, Islaen has little time for foolish romantic notions. Even so, she hoped for more than a forced marriage to a man who shares her bed, but not her life. Step by step, Islaen sets out to wear down Iain's defenses.

©1988 Hannah Howell (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Not Hannah's Best......3-1/2 Stars.

This book is one of Hannah Howell's early books and it shows in the writing. It does have some sensual or sexual tension between the main characters but it doesn't seem as strongly developed as in her later books.

I enjoy books that have characters with flaws and Islaen and Iain definitely have issues, one of which takes manipulation to resolve. Islean has low self-esteem with very little "backbone" and Iain suffers with deep fear which manifests into him looking like a jerk most of the time. Together they learn, become closer, and develop a strong bond.

No, this book is not the most spectacular story but it is not a total disaster either. I still found this book to be likable in many areas so I would still give this book 3-1/2 stars. Its an even better listen if you wait and get it on sale!!

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  • JR
  • Little Falls, MN United States
  • 07-16-18

Story good but.....

The narrator totally ruins this audible book!! Audible needs to do better! extremely difficult to listen to.

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I could not finish this book

The story was good. The narrator was simply aweful. I would like a refund please.

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Narrator not so good

A good story but the narration was bad and made the story boring . I will avoid this narrator from now on

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Book was awesome, but

The book was awesome but the narrator was terrible. Go back to Angela Dawes please

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  • Latonia
  • Streamwood, IL, United States
  • 07-15-14

Enjoyed the book but this is book no# 2

According to Hanna Howell's website this is book two in the series. Even with that being said I enjoyed it. Not my favorite HH book, but that is only because of the narrator. Ashford MacNab is not bad just not in the top five.

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  • Jenn Honor
  • 08-01-18

A lovely story, a little out of the ordinary

I really enjoyed this story as it did not follow the usual formula, but examined the difficulties faced after the ‘boy got the girl’. It was also great in that I was not able to pick what would happen next as you often can in less beautifully crafted works of fiction, and I enjoyed the surprises that lived along with the everyday of the novel, as they do in the real world though obviously less intensely!!! I was initially put off the reviews of Ashford McNab’s performance, and these are to some degree valid, but I felt that as she progressed with the reading she seemed to settle into it more (or I became accustomed to her reading), and the story took over and more than compensated for any wants in the performance. I would most definitely recommend this book!