The talents of legendary marksman Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lay low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben.
A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention . . . and his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate’s identity is revealed?
I usually don’t read a lot of historical romance and somewhat requested this book by accident on Netgalley. I figured I might as well give it a shot and see if I like it. This is the 9th book in the Highland Guard series . I have not read any of the previous books but I didn’t feel confused or like I’m missing some major details.
I enjoyed the book and the characters.
I enjoyed Gregor and the progress he made throughout the book. He has quite the journey of emotions and is a lot easier to understand towards the end.
I also liked Cate and her feisty but yet smart and independent attitude, despite her cruel past.
I thought it was a good interesting story that kept me turning the pages. Though it had some frustrating parts that made me wanna scream and smack Gregor and or Cate around a little.
Overall I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
I rate it at 3★
*I received a free ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Available August 26th 2014