Highland Scoundrel by Monica McCarty
Back of Book Description:
Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear his name after ten years in exile. he is drawn to the unforgettable sensual beauty of Jennie Gordon, the headstrong girl who once pledged him her love, gave him her innocence, and then betrayed him. Now, in the glow of the moonlight, she defiantly shows Duncan the bad end of a pistol.
Jeannie is stunned to discover that the broad-chested brigand she just shot is the rogue who broke her heart years ago. No longer a starry-eyed girl but a woman with dangerous secrets, Jennie cannot forgive Duncan's shattering mistrust of her-nor can she sign his death warrant by turning him in. Soon passion flares hotter and bolder than before, sealing a fate the onetime lovers can no longer deny. Caught up in a deadly game of murder and intrigue, Jeannie is willing to risk everything for a man and a love she vows never to lose again.
My Rating: A+
This book grabbed me from the very first. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the book came together, and how the author used the characters past so well.
Ms. McCarty not only describes settings so well that you can really fell like your there, she can pull your heartstrings from the hero and the heroine's perspective. She doesn't just push two characters together and say their in love. You quite literally couldn't imagine this characters without each other by the time she's done with you.
This is an excellent book, that deserves reading and praise. Even the author's note at the end of the book was engrossing.