Border Lord Walter Scott of Rankilburn, grief-stricken after burying his father, goes to the forest seeking solace. Instead he finds a half-naked young lady fleeing pursuit. Wat offers his protection, but honor demands that he return the golden-eyed beauty to her rightful husband – even though the last thing he wants is to see her in another man’s arms.
A runaway bride…
Molly Cockburn has fled her home, family, and the brutal scoundrel she was forced to wed. Her pursuers are closing in when the powerful new Lord of Rankilburn bravely intervenes, then promises to help prove her marriage unlawful. Though fiercely loyal to her family, Molly fears they might harm the man she is coming to love, and now she must decide whether to remain faithful to her blood… or to her heart.
REVIEW: This story starts Amanda Scott’s new Raider series and I loved every minute spent reading this book!
It’s no news to Ms. Scott’s fans when I say that she weaves her tales with wit, action and passion. She has yet to disappoint her faithful readers and we all are always ready to be immersed into the Scottish Highlands she’s creating for us.
I was fascinated by Molly Cockburn and Walter, the new Lord or Rankilburn, as they slowly but surely followed their hearts into love and passion.
Molly was one strong and determined woman as she navigates the peril she unwittingly puts herself and Wat’s family through. Wat was such a perfect hero. I was much impressed with his character and his demeanor as well as his determination to do the right thing and follow his gut instincts when it came to Molly’s situation.
This story is as much complex as are our main protagonists. There are many hurdles to overcome before these two can come together, and the least of those is her marital state.
If you are a fan of the ‘marriage of convenience with a twist’ in which the author weaves her story with a wonderful historical background, then this story will be just perfect to curl up to.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher