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Subject: This could be worse then the Queen Victoria Demon Hunter book
Date Posted: 3/27/2010 3:11 PM ET
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How can I possibly resist this? Library has it so what the heck.....

The Chief: A Highland Guard Novel (Highland Guard Novels)


From Publishers Weekly

McCarty (Highland Scoundrel) begins a new Highland romance trilogy, this one set in the early 14th century. While Robert the Bruce attempts to consolidate the clans against the king, clan chief Tormod MacLeod hopes to remain above suspicion as he begins a special ops force, but his allegiance looks questionable after he's tricked into marrying Christina Fraser, the daughter of a nobleman once imprisoned for supporting William Wallace. Tor faces internal conflict as his growing feelings for his wife battle his warrior code. McCarty devotes too much time to the special ops story line, and romance fans will find little to engage with as Tor remains cold in the face of Christina's efforts to breach his emotional walls, but readers who deplore wallpaper historicals will appreciate not only the romance but McCarty's efforts to go beyond the superficialities of historical Scotland. (Apr.)
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Product Description


Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all.
The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland?s war against the English. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one?especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor?s bed may have won his hand, but she will never claim his heart.

Although her husband?s reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina?s reckless bid to win her husband?s love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open his heart?before it?s too late.
Date Posted: 3/27/2010 4:05 PM ET
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When I opened this thread, the book cover image ended just at the top edge of the guy's belt because of my monitor size and resolution. So I saw everything above the belt. Imagine my surprise to see Cathy posting about some dude ready to do serious damage to himself. LOL!

Date Posted: 3/27/2010 4:31 PM ET
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Oh snort. I hadn't even looked that closely at the bottom of the cover.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 5:28 AM ET
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Two of my favorite movies are about a group of people handpicked to kick enemy ass (Inglourious Basterds, The Dirty Dozen), but I'll give this a pass. :-P

Put Lee Marvin on  the cover, and I might reconsider.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 9:38 AM ET
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But Harriet gave it five and called it exciting.....

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 1:09 PM ET
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Are you sure Harriet was talking about THIS book? Or, one of the other 567,982 books she read this week? It's hard to say for sure, even after reading her reviews....

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 1:32 PM ET
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Yes I'm sure, although your point is well taken Valli. I found the author's website and read an excerpt. Oh dear.