Caitrina Lamont is tired of being paraded in front of a
bunch of hungry vultures while her two older brothers are
left alone to do as they please. She is weary of the steady
stream of suitors presenting themselves at the gates of
Ascog Castle. She knows her father thinks he is doing what
is best for her, but Caitrina has everything she has ever
wanted behind the castle gates. That is until she meets a
mysterious stranger in the woods while rescuing her younger
brother's cat from the top of a very large tree. As her
brother scampers away with his cat in his arms, it is
Caitrina who is now in need of rescuing. As she looks down,
she doesn't know whether to be relieved or embarrassed.
Caitrina's rescuer is looking up at her like she is a juicy
plum ripe for picking. She would have preferred him not to
be so...masculine. She has never wanted a man to kiss her...
until now. And when it happens, her knees go weak.
Caitrina doesn't know her warrior's name until she enters
the great hall, later in the day, prepared to meet her next
suitor. There he is, seated in a place of honor at the high
table. A strangled sound catches in her throat and the
blood drains from her face when she's told his name is
Jamie Campbell, "the Highland Enforcer, the Scourge of the
Highlands, the Campbell Henchman and the most feared man in
the Highlands." Dear God, she kissed a Campbell. She
doesn't know what's worse -- realizing she's kissed the
devil's spawn...or that she liked it. And she's attracted to
this handsome, vile brute.
Jamie needs to find out if Caitrina's father is sheltering
the MacGregor outlaws and, in doing so, breaking the law.
King James wants the MacGregor's eradicated and will give
no quarter to those who help them. The Lamonts will pay a
very high price if found out.
And then it happens. The fighting was over before it really
starts. Once the soldiers breach the gates of Ascog Castle,
the battle is already won. Caitrina's gaze sweeps the
courtyard trying to locate her father and brothers. She has
to save her younger brother, save the castle, save herself.
But the smoke, the blood, the pain in her lungs and chest
prove to be too much -- and then total darkness.
Three months later, on the shores of the keep not far from
her home, Caitrina begins to feel oddly stronger. Her life
as she knew it is gone forever, but it is time to look to
the future -- one that she will rebuild for her clan. They
are her responsibility now. Then her strong and fearless
warrior rides up on horseback and Caitrina realizes she
can't do it without Jamie Campbell. Unless she marries
Jamie, she may never have another opportunity to reclaim
I loved Monica McCarty's first Highlander trilogy
(HIGHLAND UNCHAINED, HIGHLAND UNMASKED and HIGHLAND
UNTAMED). Now she has gifted us with HIGHLAND WARRIOR, the
beginning of another trilogy proving to be just as
remarkable as the first. If you are looking for an
unforgettable romantic adventure, complete with powerful
lairds and strong-willed ladies, set in the Highlands of
Scotland and telling a story of honor, love, dignity and
pride, you need not look any further. Add this one to your
keeper collection. You will treasure it for years to read
again. It is a great book. I give it two thumbs up. I can't
wait for the next installment. I have fallen in love with
the words of Monica McCarty.
The ruthless enforcer of Scotlandâ€™s most powerful clan,
Jamie Campbell will use any means necessary to vanquish
lawlessness and unrest among the feuding Highland clans.
Seduction is a game as easily played as subterfuge, but
when Jamie poses a as suitor to a rival clanâ€™s daughter in
order to expose treason, the line between duty and pleasure
is suddenly blurred. Ebony-haired, ruby-lipped Caitrina
Lamont defies him, denies him, and arouses him like no
Caitrina has no intention of forsaking
her beloved father and doting brothers for a husbandâ€“
especially a hated Campbell. But Jamieâ€™s raw, sensual
strength and searing kiss melt her resistance. When her
idyllic world is shattered, Caitrinaâ€™s only hope to save
her clan lies in the arms of Jamie Campbell, the enemy she
holds accountable for its ruin. Can their tenuous truce,
born in the velvet darkness of passionate nights, forge a
love as strong as the sword that rules the Highlands?