A warrior joins forces with the king’s healer to save Scotland in this historical romance by the bestselling author of the MacGruder Brothers series.
There is an intruder in the woods near King Robert Bruce’s camp, but when Sir Thomas MacKelloch comes face-to-face with the interloper, he is shocked to discover his assailant is a woman. The fair lady is skilled with a bow and arrow and defiant in her responses. The wary Knight Templar dare not allow her beauty to lower his guard. Irritated by his attraction, he hauls her before his sovereign to expose her nefarious intent.
Outraged Sir Thomas dismissed her claim, Mistress Alesone MacNiven awaits the shock on the arrogant knight’s face when he learns that she has told the truth. But it is she who is shocked, and then horrified, as it is revealed that her father, the king’s mortal enemy, has betrothed her to a powerful noble, a deal that could jeopardize the king’s efforts to unite Scotland. Robert Bruce orders Sir Thomas to escort Alesone to safety. As they embark on a harrowing journey through the Highlands, Alesone tries to ignore her attraction to the intimidating warrior, but as she burns beneath Thomas’s kiss she realizes this fearless knight could steal her heart.
Praise for the writing of Diana Cosby
“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.” —Cathy Maxwell, New York Times–bestselling author of Her First Desire
“Cosby gives you it all—passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic. Excellent reading.”—Hannah Howell, New York Times–bestselling author of If He’s Dangerous
“A sexy new voice in historical romance. Scottish historicals have a bright new star.” —Sandra Hill, USA Today–bestselling author of The Red-Hot Cajun“Diana Cosby writes wonderful historical roman