Ewan, the eldest of the McCabe brothers, is a ruggedly powerful warrior. With the time ripe for battle, Ewan is poised to take back what his-until a blue eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust into his life. The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn and wary of love. But her her attraction to Ewan McCabe makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch. Mairin's strength, spirit and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons and embrace a love that means more then revenge or land.
OMG!! Is all I can say about this book. I started it at 11:30 at night and finished it the next day at 3:30. Could not put it down and did not want it to end. Now I can't wait for the next book about Ewan's brother Alaric. This is the first book of a three book series by Maya.
Mairin's is the illegitimate daughter of the old king. She holds a big dowry and a very important piece of land. For the last ten years she has been hiding in a convent and one day is taken from the convent from somebody who wants the land and her dowry.
Ewan is laird of his clan that has gone through some very hard times. 8 years ago his home was attacked and almost burned down, his father was killed and he became laird of not much of anything. He has built up clan and his warriors for the day he can go after the man who tried to destroy home.
Mairin is brought to his home when she saves his son life. At first she is very unsure of what to do because she doesn't trust a lot of people. When Ewan finds out who she is he marries her to get her dowry, he sees her a savior to his clan. Mairin agrees to marry him because she realizes she can trust him.
I loved the first time they made love was very rushed and she tells him he must not be very skilled at love making. He does show her he knows what he is doing. I loved reading about these two people and watching Mairin learn to trust Ewan and Ewan learning to love Mairin and knowing she is the right person for him and his clan not for just what she is bringing to clan.
This book reminds me a lot of Julie Garwood's Scottish romance but with more sex. But the sex does not take away from the story at all. This is a wonderful book and I can't wait for the next two book sin the series. If you love a good Scottish romance and you like Maya, don't miss this book.
I received the ARC of this book through my romance group. In Bed with a Highlander comes out 8-30-11 with Seduction Highland Lass in 9-27-11 and Never Love a Highlander on 11-22-11