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?
"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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Against the odds!
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.
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.
Antony has a fantastic accent and can really define each character. His inflections and expressive voice keep you interested in the story throughout.
A worthy opponent!
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!!