I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, but as we went along, the mistrust these two protaganists had for each other got to be a bit weary.
The plot/premise/storyline was good; the hero & heroine interesting, but the obligatory sex scenes were rote & the requisite happy ending was nothing but corny. This book is for the truly romantic at heart (& not for those of us who are more jaded).
The Flame haired virago bearing down on Ross MacKenna was far tooo shepely to be a seasoned warrior, but she was just as deadly. As she engaged him on the battlefield, Ross knew her for a MacKay, long-time enemies of his clan. What he didn't know was that she would soon be his wife, given to him by her father in a desperate effort to end generations of feuding. The only problem was that of all her family, Gilliam MacKay was the least willing to make peace. Whether in bed or out, her fiery temper challenged his mastery while her lush body taunted his masculinity. Both politics and pride demanded that he tame her, but he would do it his way---with a scorching seduction that would sweep away her defenses and win her heart.
Loved this book. Has action all through it to the very end. I read it within a day. Gilian and Ross are wonderful characters. I like it how they fight through almost the whole story. I especially like how in the end He is the first to say I love you.
In the fifteenth century Scottish Highlands, the Mackay and Mackenna clans have been fighting for years so no one is surprised when hostilities break out again. However, wanting an end to the seemingly back and forth battle of revenge in which both clans lose, the MacKay Laird approaches his Mackenna counterpart with an odd deal when he offers his daughter Gillian in marriage. Laird Ross Mackenna wants to end the bloodshed too while saving face.He met Gillian on the battlefield and appreciates her fiery spirit so he agrees.
Everyone on both sides of the feud is elated with the upcoming nuptials that will ring in peace and prosperity for all. That is everyone except Gillian who feels like a pawn and another suitor who wants the lass' fortune for himself even if that means igniting the feud into an inferno.
The gender battle between the lead protagonists make for a fine time for historical romance readers as Gillian proves more than a match for Ross. The story line is fast-paced with these strange bedfellows fighting one another and enemies who want their nuptials ended before they begin. Connie Mason provides a delightful fifteenth century Scottish romance starring a strong heroine and her powerful champion.