A warrior is caught between family loyalty and forbidden love in book two of bestselling author Maya Banks’s sensual new trilogy featuring three indomitable Highlanders. Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires. An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong, lean body. The wicked glint in his green eyes ignites a passion that will follow them back to Alaric’s keep, where their forbidden love draws them deeper into the pleasures of the flesh. But as conspiracy and danger circle closer, Alaric must make an impossible choice: Will he betray his blood ties for the woman he loves?
Where to start. I know many will think I have gone crazy, but I expected more and it didn't deliver. Yes, I know I LOVE Highlander books and the first book in this trilogy was AWESOME.
This is Aleric's story. He is planned to marry Rionna McDonald and on the way to her clan, he was ambushed and left for dead. He finds his way to Keeley, the outcast McDonald. She is a healer and tends him back to health. His brothers find him and take them back to the McCabe clan. Their love for one another is strong, but how will it prevail as he is duty bound to another?
Just a side note: grab some kleenex on this, I found myself shedding a tear or two...