Very simple, feel good love story. The moral of the story was basically opposites attract or beauty is found in the eye of the beholder. The heroine Nora although beautiful drives everyone insane because she never shuts up, I found it funny. She is so inquisitive about everything, she doesn't want to be married to who her father promised her to so she runs to the feared and tormented hero, Ewan MacAllister. Ewan was a fierce bear with a heart of a teddy once it is touched by Nora. He lives in a cave in silence and wants nothing to do with the outside world, he feels he is responsible for his favorite brother's death. Nora is on a mission to get away from her betrothed and she wants Ewan to take her to her aunt, the queen, for help. Ewan thinks she is nuts with her constant chatter and silly mission, yet she grows on him as he opens his heart to her. There wasn't anything shocking or new to this story, but I loved it because the H/h were the perfect match for each other and no one else would have had them. I related a lot to this book because I do feel people are puzzles and sometimes they only fit one way to form the picture. There was a line in the book that was touching and I am going to list it in my favorite sayings. "A jovial person can be happy with anyone, when a sad one laughs he treasures the one who brings him sunshine." I have read a few books from Kinley MacGregor and I will read more when I need that light, easy going read.
Desperate to advoid her impending marriage to a man she does not love, beautiful Nora decides to seek the protection of her aunt, Eleanor of Aquitane. Braving the wrath of her father and her betrothed, she implores the one man feared by both of them to help her reach England and safety.
Ewan MacAllister is a bold rogue with a shadowy past, and he agrees to be Nora's escourt only because the journey suits his own purposes-or so he tries to convince himself. But he's beguilded by the lass' beauty and courage in the face of peril. And once she relixes there's nobility beneath the fierceness Ewan shows the world, there's no turning back.
Drawn to each other by a passion they cannot deny, the spirited Lady and the proud Highlander unite-willing to chance all for a love that's true.
Not as fun as the other ones just because there was too much of the "I want him/her but he/she is not for me" attitude. It got a little bit old but I loved Nora's nonstop talk and Ewan's reactions to her. That saved the book for me.
Publisher: No one can tell the hot-blooded Scottish lass whom to marry! But the much-feared man Nora runs to for protection may be more perilous to her heart than any unwanted groom...And much more difficult to tame!