ABOUT THE BOOK
Battle scarred, war hardened, and ruthless, Graham MacCleod is determined to gain back for his clan all that was stolen from them. Marriage to the MacKintosh Miracle is the necessary first step. That the Laird MacKintosh doesn’t regard Graham as a worthy suitor for his headstrong daughter is of no consequence. The MacCleods didn’t earn their fierce reputation as Raiders by cowering at a challenge. Not that Mary MacKintosh’s kidnapping proves a challenge. Kidnapping her turns out to be as easy as snatching her out of a pond. Keeping her will be more difficult. The MacKintosh will come after her. And, likely, with all the king’s men.
Beautiful. Intelligent. A prize beyond price. Mary MacKintosh has heard it all in regard to herself. From birth, she’s known her marriage must secure her clan’s position within the Scottish and English courts. For that, she needs a man with a strong arm and a stronger sense of purpose. One whose dedication surpasses his greed. One who understands the concept of loyalty the way a MacKintosh does. She needs a man, she’s very afraid, who does not exist.
Who knew her kidnapper, the Black Raider, a man known for eyes as cold as his soul, could be so intriguing? Or so inspiring? Watching him with his clan, she discovers a leader whose vision is as bold as his ways. Wrapped within his embrace, she discovers a passion that burns hotter than her secret dreams. And standing by his side, she sees the future as it’s supposed to be. If only her father and the crown can be convinced to let them live.