From Publishers Weekly
A luscious but dim-witted Highlands lassie and her irritatingly officious "border lord" squabble their way to true love in this trying romance set in 1580s Scotland. Sir Adam Douglas misunderstands the innocent flirtation of Mary Kate MacPherson and climbs through her bedroom window for a late-night visit. Just as he realizes he's mixed his signals, she wallops him on the head with a five-foot pole. His response is to ask Mary Kate's father for her hand; her father agrees, and Mary Kate gets her orders to marry. But then, orders pass for normal conversation here: when Mary Kate argues with Adam, he rides off andpk abandons her to walk five miles to her father's house; when she arrives, exhausted and filthy, her father "burst into laughter. . . . Douglas, too, was grinning." The reader is dragged through more such unpleasant scenes as Mary Kate repeatedly challenges Adam, is bested and humiliated, and invariably succumbs to his point of view. Insubstantial historical intrigue (surrounding the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots) adds no excitement
Forced into marriage with Sir Adam Douglas, a virile and handsome knight, Mary Kate MacPherson refuses to give him her loyalty, trust, and love, but when Adam becomes determined to win her heart and tame her rebellious ways, Mary Kate finds the passion burning between them hard to resist.
Ok book, not as racy as cover makes it seem
From back cover
A pround and independent daughter of the Highlands, Mary Kate resisted marrying the dark-haired knight with teasing eyes, for only she knew that Adam Douglas had a secret-and an old score to settle with her. He might force the marriage, but he would never coerce her loyalty...or her love. She'd fight him with every breath-but could she fight the passion he awakended in her?
Sir Adam ruled his vast estates in the Scottish Borders with strength adn fairness, but his new wife provided the ultimate challenge. Her bold defiance and rebellious ways aroused in him an uncontrollabledesire to tame her, to possess her...to love her. Adam knew only one way that might succeed...slow, deliberate seduction.
Fun read for a light romance adventure