An elite fighting force unlike the world has ever seen...
the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the
Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland
from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their
superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret
Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all.
ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has
no intention of being drawn into Scotland’s war against the English.
Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no
one—especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid
to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever
seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor’s bed may have won
his hand, but she will never claim his heart.
husband’s reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser
believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the
only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot
desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina’s reckless bid to
win her husband’s love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve
of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open
his heart—before it’s too late
I have to say that I am a sucker for a "boy marries girl, girl runs away, boy decides he can't live with out her" book. Christina is so young and she really has no idea what being married is all about. She didn't have much time to figure it out either- her father forces her into a scheme to get Tor, the Chief to marry her. One day after being married she is thrust into the roll of Lady of the Castle. She is doing a dang fine job of it, but having a hard time getting her cranky husband to notice.
Her husband has a lot on his mind and can't find the time to notice his new bride, unless of course she does something he doesn't like. All things come to a head when Christina is trying to help him, but is tricked by a trusted friend. She puts herself and Tor's secret fighting force in great danger. Of course she tries to run away and then is captured by Tor's enemy's -- making him realize he must have her back!
Great story and an easy read.