Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Review:The Chief

An elite fighting force unlike the world has ever seen...

Scouring 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.

The 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.

Although her 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.

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