Reckless - Highland Brides, Bk 3 Author:Hannah Howell Heir to the clan MacFarlane, Ailis was a prize to be bartered by her calculating father, and her wedding to a man she despised seemed inevitable -- until she is abducted by her clan's worst enemy; Alexander MacDubh, a brutally handsome laird with ice in his eyes and hot blood in his veins. She had heard rumours of the most famous and feared ... more »member of the MacDubh clan, a fair and loving man transformed by grief into an embittered cold-hearted raider. And now, she was at his mercy...
Alexander had come riding into Leargan to claim the three children born of a forbidden love between his brother and lovely Ailis' sister. Now, with Ailis herself as his pawn, he can strike at the enemy whose treachery robbed his clan of so much. Her beauty and her fierce temper stir his blood, and vengeance has never been so sinfully sweet. But will a passion they cannot deny by enough to ease the pain and torment of the past -- and break the chains around his heart.« less
Ailis MacFarlane has been the pawn of her family all her life. When she and her neice and nephews are kidnapped by the evil MacDubh leader and his clan, she is again a pawn, but this time for vengeance. She has little choice but to try to protect those that she can, and to hold herself from the lure of Alexander MacDubh.
This is my first Howell's and I really enjoyed it. The characters were real and acted accordingly.
Ailis was a spunky girl who learned at an early age to accept the things that she could not change, but that did not mean that she lacked the courage to fight back whenever she could.
Alexander had given up on women because of the hurt they had caused him. He took what he thought was his and to hell with the consequences until he took Ailis and finally met his match.