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Publisher's Summary

Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion-skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: Joining Robert the Bruce's secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth's best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman - and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard-and in Mary of Mar's bed. The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better.

Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only-no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?

©2012 Monica McCarty (P)2013 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"The sixth book in the highly regarded Highland Guard series is filled with believable characters, intense emotions and a fast-paced intricate plot seamlessly interwoven with romance and plenty of historical detail." ( RT Book Reviews)

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From beginning to end

Wonderful From beginning to end.
I travelled through all the emotions, and aavored the hope and love

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I think it's my favorite so far

Kenneth and Mary are the cutest couple yer. Even better than Tor and Christina. They both deserved their HEA. Now off to the Hunter next up in the series.

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Sizzling

Loved it cant wait for the next one.Couldn't put the book down for nothing in the world.

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Against the odds!

Where does The Recruit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Kenny really proves not only his metal but his loyalty! I actually liked this one best in the series, because the bride wasn't the drop dead gorgeous like the others.

What other book might you compare The Recruit to and why?

The Guard Series; its great how the books overlap to tell the story, this way, things missed in one book are made clearer in the next.

What about Antony Ferguson’s performance did you like?

Antony has a fantastic accent and can really define each character. His inflections and expressive voice keep you interested in the story throughout.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A worthy opponent!

Any additional comments?

I love how Monica also includes the history at the end of her books. This helps to show how close to the real thing her stories are, plus teaches about Scottish history and culture. I can't read a book often, and I have a lot of books on tape so that I can still have books in my car, while I'm at work, or just relaxing. I always feel enriched after one of Monica's books, they're not just fiction and adventure; I learn from them!!

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A Great Addition to the Series!

If you could sum up The Recruit in three words, what would they be?

Sexy, Dangerous, Adventurous!

What other book might you compare The Recruit to and why?

It would be The Ranger (Book 3 in the series) due to Kenneth's undercover work.

Have you listened to any of Antony Ferguson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes and as always he is superb. One of the best!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Kenneth realized who his nun really was.

Any additional comments?

I love Kenneth, he is a great addition to The Highland Guard. Mary of Mar was not my favorite however,I felt like she was a little too harsh but she did grow on me eventually. I love all of the books in this series. Worth a credit!

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