The Chief - Highland Guard, Bk 1 Author:Monica McCarty AN ELITE FIGHTING FORCE UNLIKE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN . . . Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret Hi... more »ghland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all. The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland’s war against the English. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one—especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor’s bed may have won his hand, but she will never claim his heart. Although her husband’s reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina’s reckless bid to win her husband’s love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open his heart—before it’s too late.« less
Being the first in the series gives you the knowledge of what is going on and why. It also gives you the story of a stong woman wanting to be a part of her husbands life and the struggle she has because he is the warrior and women should be seen seldom and have no opinions. It is a wonderful story of their discoveries.
I loved this book! The first book of the series really sets it up for the rest. The main character, Chief, is recruited by Robert the Bruce to train a secret army of Highlanders to strike fear in the English. While training these men, Chief's love story unfolds AND you get a little look at each Guard member. Good battle scenes and great chemistry between the hero/herion. Left me waiting on pins and needles for the next book in the series!;D