Late for his own wedding by 4 days, not a way to impress a bride that despises you already and has never met you. Especially Bronwyn who is named head of her clan after her father is killed by the hated English- and yes Stephen Montgomery, the groom, is English as well-- another strike. Another great book in the Montgomery series with many twist and turns, ups and downs and great make up sex since the H/h were always fighting.
I really didn't like the heroine at the beginning of the book, she was filled with too much animosity towards Stephen- almost too strong and noble. I loved Stephen though, he was always trying to win her over even by sacrificing all of his beliefs and loyalties; dressing, fighting, and talking like the Scots, but still keeping all of his chivalrous/alpha qualities. Once Stephen and Brownyn were separated from her clan, the love story began and they really got to know each other, then Brownyn became a likable character.
Very similar in style to the previous books in the series. Not quite as good as the first 2,The Black Lyon and The Velvet Promise, but still very good.
Jude Deveraux- nothing needs more to be said. She is the best around.