Highland Warrior by Monica McCarty
Back of Book Description:
The ruthless enforcer of Scotland's most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell will use any means necessary to vanquish lawlessness and unrest among the feuding Highland clans. Seduction is a game as easily played as subterfuge, but when Jamie poses as a suitor to a rival clan's daughter in order to expose treason, the line between duty and pleasure is suddenly blurred. Ebony-haired, ruby-lipped Caitrina Lamont defies him, denies him, and arouses him like no other woman.
Caitrina has no intentions of forsaking her beloved father and doting brothers for a husband--especially a hated Campbell. But Jamie's raw, sensual strength and searing kiss melt her resistance. When her idyllic world is shattered, Caitrina's only hope to save her clan lies in the arms of Jamie Campbell, the enemy she holds accountable for its ruin. Can their tenuous truce, born in the velvet darkness of passionate nights, forge a love as strong as the sword that rules the Highlands?
My Rating: A+
I honestly think that this book was just so much more than a romance. Everything that the characters experience you as the reader will experience as well. This book often had me horribly angry, frightened, amused and even more, on the brink of tears.
In the beginning the heroine is cute and charming and you love her, but as the hero points out more of her faults, you begin to see them as well and just before her big change, you almost become annoyed with her. But then everything in her life changes, and she becomes a different version of herself, someone you can relate with more.
The hero is a strong handsome (duh, it's a romance) very loyal man. You can understand the heroines issues with how he sees the world and why she wants him to change, but you can also see his point of view. A main component in this novel is the lines between right and wrong, and whether or not there is a grey area. This is deeply explored through their experiences and the reader can even find themselves wondering who they should side with.
And the sex scenes are hot too!!
All in all this is a wonderful book, Ms. McCarty's best yet!