Book #2 in McClairens's Isle series Raine: the Reckless One. Raine Merrick's wild, reckless spirit had earned him time in a French prison. When a mysterious beauty gains his freedom only to betray him, Raine Merrick sets out for his father's castle on McClairen's Isle, seeking the treasure hidden within. But strange surprises await him in the Highlands. He never expected to find his deceitful angel masquerading as an honored guest. Or to want her with all the searing passion in his sinner's soul.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are people with real problems and fears. The romance is full of sparks and heated passion. The plot is original and believable. I like this book so much that I've ordered the other two books that are written about this family on McClairen's Isle.
fromamazon.com: The second entry in Brockway's Scottish Trilogy (after McClairen's Isle: The Passionate One) begins in 1760 France as Raine Merrick, abandoned by his evil father, the Earl of Carr, escapes an unjust imprisonment by participating in a plot involving beautiful and innocent Favor McClairen. Although Raine and Favor share a twisted past tormented by the enmity of their families, neither recognizes the other when fate rejoins their lives. Years before, Favor had unknowingly betrayed her people--a misstep that has haunted her since; in an attempt to regain her honor, she turns up at Lord Carr's castle, reluctantly trying to win his hand in marriage in order to recover her family's ancestral home. Soon Raine arrives incognito, seeking a cache of hidden jewels that should enable him to start life anew. Favor is mesmerized by Raine's charm, and he finds himself reassessing what he wants out of life. Although the climax shifts into melodrama, and a nonstop series of twists and turns may occasionally confuse, readers will enjoy the excitement and passion.
When I read the first book of this trilogy, I couldn't put it down. This is one series you do not want skip over. The plots are wonderful, murder and intrigue and of course Romance. I have to say two-thumbs up.
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What an exciting second story! The scenes in the Highlands were fascinating, so much intrigue and decadence. I loved that Raine was a fighter, and I found him to be very sympathetic. The heroine was certainly spirited enough for him. Overall a good read. Book 2 of 3.
2nd book in the McClairen's Isle trilogy. The story is about Raine Merrick who was being held in a French prison and is freed by a mysterious woman who then betrays him. He is surprised to find her again at his father's castle.
I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to reading the last of the series.