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action-packed and powerfully sensual
on 26 September 2007
In Monica McCarty's newest release, Highlander Unmasked, we meet Alex MacLeod, who's traveling to the royal court in Edinburgh, Scotland. Alex is on a secret mission to learn the greedy English king's plot to gain control of the rugged, mountainous Highlands, which have belonged to Alex's family and other clans for centuries.
Although he's honorable, Alex has been living as an outlaw for years -- he wants his life to be punishing and empty to make up for a horrible mistake he made years before. So, when he rescues a young woman from a violent attack, he's awestruck by the instant, emotional attraction he feels for her.
Reserved and bookish, Meg Mackinnon is amazed that she's drawn to the fierce and mysterious warrior who rescues her, then leaves her side without a word. But when she sees him again at the royal court, she's confused and hurt; Alex pretends they've never met before.
Meg's at the royal court for one reason: She needs to find a husband. Her brother is emotionally challenged, so she wants to marry a strong warrior who'll support her brother in his duties when the boy becomes clan chief.
When Meg forces Alex to acknowledge her, he goes to great lengths to convince her he's anything but the kind of husband she needs. And as Alex tries to ignore the powerful feelings Meg's admiration stirs in him, he faces a decision: Win the noble battle for Highland justice, or lose the war for the happiness he and Meg deserve.
Highlander Unchained by Monica McCarty as well as my other favorite historical romance novel-The Fates by Tino Georgiou, are a delight. They're thrilling and passionate love stories set within real historical times.