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Second in a passionate, fast-paced Scottish Highlander romance series from critically acclaimed author Amanda Forester
A conquering hero
Cormac Maclean would rather read than rampage, but his fearsome warlord father demands that he prove himself in war. Cormac chooses what he thinks is an easy target, only to encounter a fiery Highland lass leading a doomed rebellion and swearing revenge on him.
Meets an unconquerable heroine
Jyne Cambell is not about to give up her castle without a fight, even though her forces are far outnumbered. She's proud, hot-blooded and hot-tempered, and Cormac falls for her hard.
It's going to take all of Cormac's ingenuity to get Jyne to surrender gracefully-both to his sword and to his heart...
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Cormac Maclean has been the subject of his father’s disapproval his whole life. His father gives himself one last time to prove that he can be a ruthless warlord. Core invents a story about an abbey that holds treasure. His father sends him to retrieve the treasure. Core is determined to get this right so when he arrives at the abbey, he has to find something there to bring back to his father.
Jyne’s family allows her to go visit the abbey. She is excited to finally be on her own. She has never been on an adventure this big and she loves it. The abbey is invaded by a handsome that saves her life and Jyne’s big adventure turns into so much more.
Core didn’t expect to find Jyne at the abbey. He wants to protect the sweet woman that he has grown affections for. She doesn’t know that he is the son of Red Rex. He is struggling between keeping his secret, protecting Jyne and the abbey and proving himself to his father.
I liked the story. Jyne and Cormac are both enjoyable characters that eventually grow by the end of the book. I’m not really sure if I buy the looking for the fake storyline of looking for a treasure but it helped put the two leads in the same place.
Cormac is playing dual roles as the enemy and the man she is falling in love with. It is a hard juggling act and I wondered how it will all end. Will Jyne be furious at him for misleading her? A little more than halfway through the book, the story and how it will unfold is predictable but doesn’t take away from it being enjoyable.
The secondary characters and their side romance are a bonus to the story. This is the second book in the series and while I didn’t read the first book, I was not lost in the story and what transpired. I look forward to going back and reading the first book.