Scottish Warlock Euann MacGregor may be the tech savvy one in his family, but when it comes to love, savvy doesn’t enter into the equation. So when he crosses paths, in the most unusual way, with a woman who holds an essential piece to a puzzle that has haunted the MacGregor family for decades, he’s torn between wanting answers and wanting her. Forces beyond his control have brought them together, but those same dangers might also be what tears them apart forever.
She's an English lady who knows her duty to the Crown. He's a disreputable, dishonorable and sinfully handsome Irish warlord. When honor and passion collide, who will win their test of wills?
NOT WHAT SHE WANTS…
Katarina of Rardove has safeguarded the Irish barony for England with audacity and sheer will for seven years, bending to no man. But when the worst of the Irish warlords breaches the impenetrable castle walls through trickery, he threatens her personal wall of cool reserve as well.
Aodh Mac Con the most formidable man she's ever met, but the deeper danger of this Irish scoundrel is that only Aodh can see—and appreciate—the deepest, most hidden parts of her. Only Aodh can unleash her secret passions.
Can she stand firm, or will she fall too–straight into his arms?
NOT WHAT HE EXPECTS…
Aodh Mac Con, The Hound, is through serving the English Crown and waiting to be granted the barony he sees as his birthright. After taking control of the remote castle with his bold men, he turns his attention on Katarina, intending to conquer the cool, reserved chatelaine as he's done everything else in his life: by making her bend to his irresistible will.
Can he conquer her in time, before the armies of England come marching, or will the fire that fuels her defiance put everything he's fought for in peril?
Scotland, 1455. King James the Second is caught in a bitter feud with the powerful Black Douglas clan.
After the king’s latest insult – the unjust confiscation of Douglas lands – Lord John Douglas, Earl of Kildrummond, fears his quiet realm will be next. In a bid to thwart the king’s ambition, the ailing nobleman deems that his successor will not be a Douglas. Instead, Kildrummond will pass to a distant relation: the landless, wealthless Lachlan Ramsay. There is one catch, however … Lachlan must marry Lord Kildrummond’s illegitimate daughter, Moira MacInnes.
Lachlan does not wish for a wife. Moira does not wish for a husband. The arrangement on offer, however, will give them both the one thing they do wish for: Kildrummond. If they agree to marry – on the understanding that they will have the union swiftly annulled upon the earl’s death – they will both get what they want.
It is a simple enough plan, but can they carry their deception through to the end? When passions ignite, will Moira and Lachlan discover they want more than just Kildrummond?