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Highland Hero
     

Highland Hero

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by Amanda Scott
 

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LADY IN DISGUISE
Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry a man who wants her land rather than her love. To escape her arranged betrothal, she disguises her noble lineage and accompanies her young cousin--the future King of Scots--on a secret journey across the Highlands. Their guide is a mysterious knight known only as Hawk. Heat flares between the beautiful maid and

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LADY IN DISGUISE
Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry a man who wants her land rather than her love. To escape her arranged betrothal, she disguises her noble lineage and accompanies her young cousin--the future King of Scots--on a secret journey across the Highlands. Their guide is a mysterious knight known only as Hawk. Heat flares between the beautiful maid and the brooding warrior, but when Marsi's true identity is revealed, Hawk's desire gives way to fury...

KNIGHT AT THE READY
Summoned by the King to guard his son, Sir Ivor "Hawk" Mackintosh now has two royals to protect. This daring, willful woman has invaded Hawk's every thought, and laid siege to his heart. Soon the solitary soldier is yearning for a life with Marsi at his side and in his bed. But as their passion grows, so too does the danger surrounding them. Powerful enemies watch their every move, and to survive, Hawk and Marsi must fight for Scotland's future-as well as their own new-found love.

Editorial Reviews

Donna Doyle
For Tempted by a Warrior:
"Terrific story. Loved the tension between Fiona and Dickon...Plenty of ... suspense throughout. Another wonderful Scottish tale with lots to recommend to all. 4 Checks!"
— Romance Reviews
Robert Walch
[Scott] uses her knowledge of Scottish history to weave an engrossing and sexy story about Highland life in the 1400s.
The Salinas Californian on HIGHLAND MASTER
romancejunkies.com
"Blue-ribbon rating - 4 ! Deliciously sexy....Highland Master is a rare treat of a read."
RT Reviews
Raves for Highland Master:
"5 H's -- for 'HOT' ! Scott, known and respected for her Scottish tales, has once again written a gripping romance that seamlessly interweaves history, a complex plot and strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality. The mix of political intrigue and romance makes for a highly satisfying page-turner you won't be able to put down....The political machinations and Fin's attempts to protect Cat result in a surprising climax."
romancejunkies.com on HIGHLAND MASTER
"Blue-ribbon rating - 4 ! Deliciously sexy....Highland Master is a rare treat of a read."
RT Reviews on HIGHLAND MASTER
"5 H's -- for 'HOT' ! Scott, known and respected for her Scottish tales, has once again written a gripping romance that seamlessly interweaves history, a complex plot and strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality. The mix of political intrigue and romance makes for a highly satisfying page-turner you won't be able to put down....The political machinations and Fin's attempts to protect Cat result in a surprising climax."
RT Book Reviews on HIGHLAND HERO
"TOP PICK! Scott's story is a tautly written, fast-paced tale of political intrigue and treachery that's beautifully interwoven with history. Strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality make this a story to relish."
Robert Walch - The Salinas Californian on HIGHLAND MASTER
"[Scott] uses her knowledge of Scottish history to weave an engrossing and sexy story about Highland life in the 1400s."
Harriet Klausner on HIGHLAND HERO
"As always in an Amanda Scott historical the inclusion of real persona and facts enhances the romance; while treachery and betrayal are a normal part of the court."
Wickedly Bookish on HIGHLAND HERO
"The settings and cultural feel authentic; readers who appreciate history will be sucked right in."
Romance Reviews Today on HIGHLAND HERO
"Her colorful characters and their inter-relationships will absorb readers, while her plotting, dialogue and narration are also excellent. She's a true master of the Scottish historical romance."
Romance Reviews Magazine on HIGHLAND HERO
"Amanda Scott has done it again - provided us with an exciting, adventurous tale set in Scotland."
From the Publisher
"Amanda Scott has done it again - provided us with an exciting, adventurous tale set in Scotland."—Romance Reviews Magazine on HIGHLAND HERO"

Her colorful characters and their inter-relationships will absorb readers, while her plotting, dialogue and narration are also excellent. She's a true master of the Scottish historical romance."—Romance Reviews Today on HIGHLAND HERO"

The settings and cultural feel authentic; readers who appreciate history will be sucked right in."—Wickedly Bookish on HIGHLAND HERO"

As always in an Amanda Scott historical the inclusion of real persona and facts enhances the romance; while treachery and betrayal are a normal part of the court."—Harriet Klausner on HIGHLAND HERO"

TOP PICK! Scott's story is a tautly written, fast-paced tale of political intrigue and treachery that's beautifully interwoven with history. Strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality make this a story to relish."—RT Book Reviews on HIGHLAND HERO"

Great with sensual scenes, Scott escapes the cliche of a masterful male taming a 'wildcat' woman; instead, Fin and Catriona learn to communicate and compromise in this solid romantic adventure....Scott...deftly handles period dialogue and attitudes."—Publishers Weekly on HIGHLAND MASTER"

5 H's — for 'HOT' ! Scott, known and respected for her Scottish tales, has once again written a gripping romance that seamlessly interweaves history, a complex plot and strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality. The mix of political intrigue and romance makes for a highly satisfying page-turner you won't be able to put down....The political machinations and Fin's attempts to protect Cat result in a surprising climax."—RT Reviews on HIGHLAND MASTER"

Blue-ribbon rating - 4 ! Deliciously sexy....Highland Master is a rare treat of a read."—romancejunkies.com on HIGHLAND MASTER"

[Scott] uses her knowledge of Scottish history to weave an engrossing and sexy story about Highland life in the 1400s."—Robert Walch, The Salinas Californian on HIGHLAND MASTER

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455505784
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Scottish Knights , #2
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
125,892
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Amanda Scott is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She has won the Romance Writers of America's RITA/Golden Medallion awards and both a Career Achievement Award and the Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical (for her 2008 novel Border Wedding) from Romantic Times. She began writing on a dare from her husband. That resulted in her first book, The Fugitive Heiress. ­­Highland Hero is her fifty-sixth book.

Amanda is a fourth-generation Californian who was born and raised in Salinas. She has a Bachelor's Degree in history from Mills College in Oakland and a Master's in History from San Jose State University. She has long specialized in British history and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Amanda lives with her husband in northern California and has a married son, who is a firefighter. You may visit her Web site at http://www.amandascottauthor.com.

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Highland Hero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1402 in Scotland eighteen year old Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry for anything but love, but must avoid the vows of an arranged marriage that her guardian the King of Scotland has arranged for her. The dying Queen Annabella tasks her youngest Lady-in-Waiting Marsi to escort the heir to the throne, her seven years old cousin Jamie, to his father the king. The frail aging King assigns Sir Ivor "Hawk" Mackintosh to bring his son to him. The monarch fears his brother Albany will control the lad once the king joins his late wife. Hawk accompanied by Henrietta Childs and nursery maid Marsi escorts Jamie. As the knight falls in love with the disguised Marsi, the danger mounts from those who either want the heir dead or abducted. To keep the lad safe while on the treacherous journey, Ivor and Marsi pretend to be married, which in Scotland means they are married. When she finally tells her beloved protector that she is cousin to the heir, he becomes irate with her for her deception. However, he knows the mission comes before his contradictory disdain and love for Marsi. Highland Hero is a deep early fifteenth century Scottish romance starring a strong cast. As always in an Amanda Scott historical the inclusion of real persona and facts enhances the romance; while treachery and betrayal are a normal part of the court. Readers will enjoy the historical romance between Ivor and Marsi as they escort and protect the future king of the Scots while falling in love. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure if I really did enjoy this book. Was okay...Not the best one that Ms. Scott has written.
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I have readed allmost all your books and i love all highlander series kudls to the author lol ;)
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I liked the part at the inn.
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BoekiesBookReview More than 1 year ago
Amanda Scott's novel Highland Hero is a delicious tale filled with a wonderfully written heroine named Marsi and a mouth watering hero named Hawk. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I found myself transfixed on the wonderful story line. My only complaint would be some of the moments through out the book seemed a little cliché but for the most part I really enjoyed the book. The beginning of the book is fantastic and really sets the mood up for the rest of the story. Amanda Scott stays true to the year 15th century with her wonderful descriptions and details. The cast of characters are marvelous and add a wonderful color to the overall story. I would highly recommend this book to any lover of Scottish romances or historical romances in general.
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Lady Marsi Cargill is looking for a marriage with a love match, not a land acquisition. Her husband must be kind, handsome, and completely faithful and Sir Ivor ¿Hawk¿ Mackintosh is all those things. Hawk is only interested in the protection detail he has been assigned not a woman who will not stop talking. Hawk is assigned by the King the task of protecting James, the 8-year-old boy who is second in line to the throne by hiding him from the castle. The need for protection comes from an obscure relative who has plans to use young Jamie as a chess piece in his goal to control the country. Under the guise of a lady¿s maid Marsi joins the group to avoid a forced marriage and sees the possibility of getting away with no one the wiser. The one thing Hawk does not like is talkative women and liars, both of which seem to be character traits of Marsi. Hawk will uncover the truth and figure out what she is up to and keep the young Jamie safe from the predators who are hunting him. The journey they impark on is long, the road they take is treacherous, but to Hawk¿s surprise the company enchanting. He has his hands full with a young child used to getting his own way, but more so with a sassy woman who every day seems to get deeper under Hawk¿s skin and giving him over powering urges. Not one to dally with emotional attachments Hawk thinks Marsi has found a way to capture his heart as well as his passion even though he knows better than to ever touch let alone kiss her. With the enemy in hot pursuit and closing in on them Hawk and Marsi learn to rely on each other more with each passing day especially when a declaration comes out of Marsi¿ mouth that changes everything. They may be traveling under the most adverse of situations but Hawk and Marsi know they key to solving the problems is staying together and stating the truth. However, will the whole truth help Hawk understand Marsi more or cause him to cast her aside for her lack of honesty? Amanda Scott dazzles readers with the perfect combination of romance, suspense, and a touch of history. Hawk is as handsome as he is fierce and Marsi is a strong and determined woman who will have her way. Both of them are tough enough to handle anything together.
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