As one of the fiercest knight in King Edward's service, Holden de Ware has gained increasing favor with the king, and he's been entrusted to form an alliance with the Scots clan of Gavin, and secure the border. But treasonous forces have slain the laird of the Gavin, and Cambria, the laird's daughter and now the leader of the clan, blames Holden for her father's death...As proud as any knight, Cambria has vowed to avenge her father and plans to fight the English herself if she cannot find a warrior who will champion her cause. Determined to stop her before she can incite even more rebellion along the border, Holden is as intoxicated by her beauty as he is challenged by her spirit. Despite all that divides them, he cannot ignore the desire that ignites at the slightest touch--she will be his, no matter the cost....
Cambria Gavin is a proud Scot and the only child of Laird Angus Gavin. She grew up with a sword in her hand, a bow and arrow she can shoot straighter than any knight and chain mail for her code of dress. She doesn't know, or care, how beautiful she is. She cares only for ber beloved Scotland, Blackhaugh Castle, the Gavin land and the Scottish way of life. Laird Angus knows the only way to ensure their future is with the support of the English army. He agrees to meet with one of Kind Edward's knights, Lord Holden de Ware, a man known to be just and honorable and trustworthy. Bah! Cambria believes no Enlishman can be trusted!
There is much jealousy and treachery going on inside the castles walls. Blackhaugh is crumbling and Holden de Ware cannot believe the strength and courage of this Scottish sprite. Cambria is brave and breathtakingly beautiful. She is also strong, stubborn and opinionated; the perfect woman for him! Winning her heart feels more glorious than any victory he's ever won on the battlefield. Holden has been conquered; the mighty warrior has fallan and is a willing prisoner of her heart. For the first time in Cambria's life she feels like a woman. In Holden she sees a mighty warrior, a protector and the promise of a future. They love each other beyond reason, beyond understanding and more than life itself. This love is tested many times over. They are captivating.
Really enjoyed this book.