He has been gone a long time. Too long, forging a new life
from the ashes of his old to replace the one denied him by
birth and treachery, waiting for the right moment to
return. After 10 years in exile for a crime he did not
commit, Duncan Campbell is back in Scotland to clear his
name, whatever it takes.
For years, Jeannie Gordon has been nothing to Duncan. It
has taken him 10 years to harness the emotions he once felt
for her; a reminder of a mistake he will never make again.
His name wasn't all she destroyed, but the trust and
idealism of a young lad. Her betrayal was a harsh lesson
and never again will he allow his heart to rule him. But
now he has no choice. Duncan needs her.
As Jeannie swims in the cool waters of the loch, enjoying a
rare moment of peace and solitude, she hears the crack of a
twig and the sound of a footstep. Always on alert, she
swings around, leveling her gun in the direction of the
noise. It is at this moment that Duncan and Jeannie see
each other for the first time after 10 long years.
Duncan has returned to prove his innocence, and he needs
Jeannie's help. But why should she assist him when he
nearly destroyed her? However, no matter the past, their
adventure begins, once again.
As Duncan and Jeannie spend time together, she sees a
different man. Duncan Campbell is a man to admire. He is a
natural-born leader and seems destined for greatness. He is
a serious man with a no-nonsense reputation. He is handsome
as sin and when he belts on his plaid, he is a man of
warmth, strength and nobility. Jeannie is losing her heart
all over again. And Duncan finds Jeannie enchanting all
over again. With her emerald eyes and ivory skin, she is
mesmerizing. But it is her vibrancy and spirit for life
that draws Duncan to her. There are secrets that will test
their will, test their strength, and test their tenuous
HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL takes us on a unique journey; first of
deep betrayal and then the rebuilding of trust and the
reigniting of a love so deep it makes you want to weep for
joy. HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL is a wondrous conclusion to the
second, back-to-back, trilogy by Monica McCarty.
What a monumental undertaking with six of the best Scottish
tales I have read. Her Highland warriors are majestic and
exciting with Highland lassies who handle them perfectly.
Ms. McCarty stories are gifts for the heart. You will enjoy
every word. I can't wait to see what comes next from this
talented and gifted author.
Duncan Campbell is a natural born leader, possessing all
the attributes for a Highland chieftain except for one:
legitimacy. Forced from the Highlands for a crime he
didnâ€™t commit, Duncan has earned a reputation as the
fiercest, most skilled mercenary on the continent. Vowing
to restore his name and clear the cloud of treason hanging
over his head, Duncan returns to the Highlands to find the
one person who might hold the key to his freedom: the
woman heâ€™d once loved whoâ€™d betrayed him. But when he
surprises her swimming in a loch, he finds himself facing
the bad end of a pistol.
Told she was impulsive her whole life like her mother
whoâ€™d destroyed their family when sheâ€™d run off with an
Englishman over twenty years ago, Jeannie Grant had never
believed itâ€”until she met Duncan Campbell. The bastard
born son of a chieftain was not a suitable husband for the
daughter of a powerful Highland chief, but Duncan made
Jeannie willing to risk everything. She gave him her
innocence and he failed her, forcing Jeannie to learn the
hard way what happens when you follow your heart. Now
Jeannie is shocked to find that the brigand sheâ€™s shot is
the same man who broke her heart all those years ago. But
the hard, ruthless man is nothing like the charming young
scoundrel she remembers. When their attempt to prove
Duncanâ€™s innocence uncovers a deadly secret, not only
their lost love, but their lives hang in the balance.