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Loving Lies by Tina Donahue
Heather in the Mist
Madelyn Hill - 2015
What her father doesn’t know is Lady Rogan has plans of her own—plans to keep her from a loveless marriage. Can she save the clan before she has to say “I do?” Ian Albright abolished all ties to Scotland after his family betrayed him and he is now nursing a wounded ego due to an unfaithful fiancée. He pledges never to return to his home until the fateful day he accepts an invitation to his dear cousin’s wedding. The minute he sees his cousin’s betrothed, his heart is captured. If only she didn’t belong to another . . . Lady Rogan and Ian have known each other since they were young and bent on vexing each other. Now, the only thing they find vexing is the fact Rogan is betrothed to another. Together they fight their growing attraction while investigating the forces bedeviling the clan. Yet at every turn their foe appears and wreaks havoc. When tragedy strikes, their hopes are dashed again. Can Lady Rogan and Ian’s love win when fate seems determined to keep them apart?
Prisoner of Desire
Mary Wine - 2010
John is devastated. Yet she must obey her iron-handed stepfather, or her beloved sisters will suffer the consequences.She arrives in Bermuda with hope, but finds her betrothed is a slave master who views her as chattel. Defiance gets her locked out of his house, vulnerable to the harsh tropical sun and a band of desperate men.Captain Warren Rawlins isn t above using Lorena as a shield to rescue his brothers from the British fortress. Once aboard his ship, though, he finds Lorena is no fragile English bloom. She s a delectable handful with a sharp sense of honor and an even sharper tongue.Despite her initial outrage, Lorena finds herself softening toward the rough crew of the Huntress who have more nobility than a thousand proper gentlemen. And its captain finds himself fighting a losing battle against the need to take her in his arms, propriety be damned.All too soon Boston Harbor looms, but the danger isn t past. Warren once again takes to the sea to fight for the woman he loves. Winner takes all "
Violetta Rand - 2018
But when he’s summoned by his brother to defend clan lands, the very man who betrayed him and married the woman he loved, he’s surprised to learn that the spirited Keely not only abandoned his brother on their wedding night, but never returned.Sworn to embrace a new future…Keely Oliphant fled home on her wedding night and sought refuge among the Sutherlands, the enemies of her clan. Years later, ready to make amends for her past, Keely braves returning to her family.But nothing is the same, and Keely is forced to face the new MacKay laird—Alex—the man she once loved.Alex refuses to forgive her, but demands she honor their years-old betrothal. The MacKays need an heir.Facing yet another marriage she doesn’t want, Keely tries to resist Alex’s loveless seduction.But as time passes, old feelings are rekindled.Will Alex finally admit he wants a second chance at love, or will he once again deny fate when the Sutherlands claim his marriage to Keely is invalid and try to force her back to Dunrobin Castle to marry the earl's youngest son?
Kathryn Le Veque - 2020
Justice. Revenge. Behind these stands The Scotsman's SwordGladiator meets Fight Club in the Scottish Highlands in a new romance from USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Le Veque...When Lor Careston's quiet Highland village was attacked and burned, he felt helpless against the raiders who destroyed his home. Seeking revenge, but lacking the fighting skills he needs to execute his mission, he sets out to find the Ludus Caledonia―a mysterious fight guild that turns men into warriors.Lor trains hard, proves himself in the ring, and earns a place with the very clan that decimated his home, having decided to set his plan for revenge in motion from inside the clan. But his plan didn't include Isabail Keith, a fiery lass who prefers broadswords to embroidery and isn't afraid to stand with the warriors of her clan. Lor thought the Keiths were his enemies, but when Isabail is threatened, he'll have to decide what he's willing to risk for the woman who has captured his heart and the clan that has become his home.
Return of the Highland Laird
Amy Jarecki - 2014
Lady Jane, a battered woman and accused murderess—Laird Alexander, fleeing his keep after blaming himself for the accidental death of his wife.Both souls must heal their wounds. Both souls have reason to keep their identities hidden. This misshapen pair discovers each needs the other—though neither is willing to admit dependence.Alexander must return to his kin and resume his laird’s mantle. Lady Jane must clear her name and find forgiveness. But before healing can begin, it is essential they learn to trust…and love.
Highlander's Betrayed Princess
Alisa Adams - 2020
Eilidh has tears in her eyes while riding away from the only home she ever knew. Young Eilidh had to make the hardest choice of her life, trying to avoid marring a Laird twice her age, known for his cruelty.Now, travelling disguised, she meets lain, a leatherworker who is moving to a larger village in search of a better life for him and his sisters. Eilidh keeps Iain at a distance in the begging, but even a more experienced woman would have a hard time resisting an imposing man like Iain. And Eilidh is anything but experienced.While trying to escape a ferocious hunt ordered by her father, young Eilidh is slowly falling in love and is about to get one of the harshest lessons there are;Utter betrayal can only come from the one you let closest to your heart.
Lord of Desire
Nicole Jordan - 1992
There she meets Nicholas Sterling, son of an English noblewoman and a Berber sheik. Known as Jafar el-Saleh, the notorious golden-haired Algerian rebel, he has sworn vengeance against the French colonel whom he holds responsible for his parents' deaths. Seizing the unsuspecting Alysson, Jafar carries his lovely prey into the exotic wilderness, only to discover his prisoner is a spitfire-a free-spirited beauty he vows to tame. But the gentleness of his powerful embrace fills Alysson with a hunger that shocks and shames her...and drives her to a foolhardy flight from which only he can rescue her. Driven by a fierce passion that consumes them both, they are joined in a fierce alliance of danger and desire, captives of love in a war between two worlds.
The Highlander's Unexpected Proposal
Heather McCollum - 2020
And no matter how much he hates to do it, he’s not above lying to get what he wants. Starting with the fact that he just omitted the truth about the situation back at his home—where there are no women and only a handful of other people. Because he has a secret need for a wife himself, one she won’t be too happy about when she finds out.Lark Montgomerie is thrilled the brawny chief agrees to save her from her drunken father’s machinations of wedding her off to the first fool that agrees. He’s easy on the eyes, and no one can be worse than her current options. Now, a new life awaits her, on an exciting Scottish isle, no less, and nothing will dampen her spirits. That is, until she arrives in her new homeland and realizes more than a few things are amiss...
L.L. Muir - 2015
Mallory wants a piece of pirate's treasure, and Vivianne yearns for a love letter from a poet. But Bridget has more on her mind than the game. She knows life with her evil, blackmailing fiancée will be hellish, so she’s determined to make him suffer too—by stealing a Highlander’s kilt and leaving him to wonder how she acquired it. The Scots charged with finding and protecting them along the way are entirely wrong--and perfect--for the job. Rory, for instance, is a kilt-clad Highlander, but he’d rather die alone in a cave rather than get within ten feet of another Englishwoman. Unfortunately for him, the duty to pay his grandfather’s debt will get him—and his two friends—much, much closer to the lasses than that.
Stolen by the Highlander
Terri Brisbin - 2015
But if marrying a man she doesn't love will end the feud between the Cameron and Mackintosh clans, she will do her duty. That is until outlaw Brodie Mackintosh arrives in her bedchamber and steals her away to the mountains! Brodie knows Arabella has every reason to hate him, but a forbidden kiss soon makes these sworn enemies question everything. And when Arabella's intended reclaims her, Brodie must fight with all his strength to make her his once more! A Highland Feuding Rival clans, forbidden love
Jayne Castel - 2019
Strong-willed and lethal with a knife or a long-bow, she kneels to no man ... until the day she falls in battle and finds herself captive of the enemy.Varar mac Urcal is the arrogant, ruthless chieftain of The Boar tribe. Although his father had held the peace with the neighboring tribe, relations have swiftly deteriorated since his death. When Varar takes the only enemy survivor of a violent skirmish prisoner, he intends to use Fina as a weapon to keep his enemies in check. Only, his strong attraction to his fiery captive risks complicating his ambitions.But the conflict between the two tribes isn't the only threat to peace. When a group of invaders cross from the mainland intent on taking The Winged Isle as their own, the four tribes of the island must make a decision. Do they continue their feuding and risk annihilation, or do they band together against the invaders?Fina and Varar must also make a choice. Love or hate—they have to decide.WARRIOR’S HEART is Book #1 in The Pict Wars series set in ancient Isle of Skye, Scotland. Readers who enjoy Diana Gabaldon, Hazel Hunter, and Kathryn Le Veque will love this high-action, emotional Scottish Historical Romance.Preorder your copy now, and it will be delivered to your Kindle on 22 January 2019!The Pict Wars series1. Warrior's Heart (Jan 2019) 2. Warrior's Secret (mid-2019)3. Warrior's Wrath (early 2020)Get Jayne's FREE prequel novella to her first series, THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES: jaynecastel.com/home/sign-up
Devil in the Making
Victoria Vane - 2012
In this first of three prequels to the award-winning Devil DeVere series, we meet Ludovic, Ned, and Simon as youths in this riotous Georgian romp written in the tradition of Fielding's Tom Jones.Since their first meeting at Westminster, Ned, Simon, and DeVere had forged an iron-clad bond that had maintained them through nearly six years. From the outset, Ludovic's scandalous family secrets had set him apart from the other aristocratic scions as an "untouchable." Deny it as he tried, the ugly truth remained that his mother was indeed the biggest whore in England, and his presumed father, the viscount, no less than a pox-ridden madman. Likewise, Simon Singleton's poetic proclivities had instantly made him the bullies' mark, and even Edward Chambers' great size had served as little deterrent for the upper classmen's taunts when accompanied by adolescent awkwardness and a broad North Country drawl. By the end of the first form, however, DeVere's finely honed shell of arrogance, Ned's increasing brawn, and Sin's rapier wit, had given birth to an unholy triumvirate that came to wreak perpetual and unchallenged havoc upon Westminster School. Now, it appeared their illustrious reign had come to an inglorious end. Intent on serving up revenge on their tyrannical schoolmaster, a prank with the king's lion goes comically awry, leading to a startling chain of events.
Highland Heartbeats Boxed Set: Books 10-12
Aileen Adams - 2018
Purchase this limited edition boxed set or read for free in KINDLE UNLIMITED! A Highlander's Need Book Ten of the Highland Heartbeats Series! Some needs are forever… She accepts no man as her boss. She runs her father’s household and runs the forest when she’s not. He’s a youngest son brought home from his mercenary soldier of fortune ways by a father’s trickery. He’s not remotely interested in settling down. She has news for him. Neither is she. Except both their fathers think they know what this hardheaded woman and this fierce former soldier need. Only it would seem no one bothered to learn what these two want. *** A Highlander's Scars Book Eleven of the Highland Heartbeats Series! Not all scars are visible… Donnan Ross, a friend of Padraig Anderson, is headed home from battle bearing more scars than a man should. He discovers that his father is dying, and his brother has left the family with hefty debts to pay. Beyond frustrated, Donnan retreats to a life of a hermit while spies infiltrate the Highlands and take “disloyal” folks as captives. A powerful laird offers Donnan’s father the opportunity to erase the family’s debt in exchange for helping him find his missing daughter. A woman that some claim has fallen in love with one of the enemy. Donnan remembers the laird’s daughter only too well. Fenella, they called her. A headstrong mouthy Highland lass. No one told Donnan that Fenella was involved with the spies. No one told him she’d blossomed into such a beauty. Now, Donnan has a difficult decision to make. Fenella is not the type to fall for traitors, nor is she naïve to the ways of the world. She is not enamored with one of the enemy, but her wish to serve her clan has dropped her in hot water. And, now the bitter recluse of a man she remembers from childhood thinks the worst of her. And she doesn’t care. But why is she so bothered, then? *** A Highlander's Woman Book Twelve of the Highland Heartbeats Series! A Highlander loves forever... This book in the Highland Heartbeats brings us a wonderful love story for Padraig Anderson, Rodric’s younger brother who now heads the Anderson clan and has seen his brother and all of his friends find his happily ever after while he’s stayed the course and run the family business. Margaret is an assassin with the Order. Until she can’t perform her last assignment. Now she’s on the run, disguised as a lad, and facing down scoundrels outside brothels. Until she’s rescued by Sorcha and Moira and brought to the Clan Anderson homestead. Who said life would be any easier when her heart keeps beating faster every moment the laird steps near?