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In Her Bed
     

In Her Bed

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by Deborah MacGillivray
 
DREAM LOVER
Damian St. Giles has woken up before with a sore head from imbibing too much mead, but finding himself naked and shackled to a bed is an entirely new experience. As if in a dream, a flame—haired enchantress appears and offers him a brew to ease his pain. and enflame his desire. He soon realizes this Highland beauty has given him a potent

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DREAM LOVER
Damian St. Giles has woken up before with a sore head from imbibing too much mead, but finding himself naked and shackled to a bed is an entirely new experience. As if in a dream, a flame—haired enchantress appears and offers him a brew to ease his pain. and enflame his desire. He soon realizes this Highland beauty has given him a potent aphrodisiac and she is fully prepared to take all his body has to offer.

TRUE DESIRE
Lady Aithinne Ogilvie knows she must treat this man as nothing more than a stud, for that is what he is to her. a means to get her with child and thus produce an heir who will save her inheritance from ruthless Scottish warriors and greedy King Edward. Yet she cannot deny the instant bond she feels for this handsome stranger—and the feeling that it will be the prisoner in her bed who will end up laying claim to her heart.

Praise for A Restless Knight

"Breathtakingly beautiful!"—Lyndsay Sands

"Like a bard of old, MacGillivray spins a tale of myth and magic, sexual tension and classic captive/captor romance."—Romantic Times

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ISBN-13:
9780821780374
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Zebra Historical Romance Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.94(d)

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deborah MacGillivray introduced us to Damian St. Giles in A Restless Knight. Who was that delicious man who disappeared, leaving us sorely enticed? Now we find out where he's been. In Her Bed isn't a sequel to A Restless Knight since both books take place simultaneously. Hey, and we thought Tamlyn and Julian had issues. Ha! Just imagine the blow to Damian's ego when he finds out Lady Aithinne Oglivie has used him for stud service. Aithinne is desperate to secure the future of her holdings, and to do that, she must produce an heir. She sends her twin brothers and her protector to procur a good specimen. Damian, drugged and spelled by Oona, can't believe his good luck when he's seduced by the woman whose image he's loved for years. He thought, at first, it was the Lady Tamlyn, but even though he's a bit miffed at his treatment, he finds Aithinne even more irresistable. Lady Aithinne, on the other hand, isn't the slightest bit interested in having any man claim her or her lands. And she's not at all amused when Damian tells her that King Edward has granted her lands to him. Let Ms. MacGillivray take you on a journey through sensuality, betrayal, and true love. In Her Bed is the second book in MacGillivray's Dragons of Challon series, but can be read as a standalone just as well. (I don't know why anyone would want to miss the first book, though.) For a true page-turner, I highly recommend Aithinne and Damian's rocky road to true love.
LeeanneTink More than 1 year ago
Romantic Times Magazine gave a K*I*S*S* Award to Damian, and I agree. He is to die for. When I read A Restless Knight, I fell in love with Damian St. Giles, Lord Ravenhawke, so I really wondered what happened that week he vanished just before Tamlyn and Challon married. Now I know! And what an adventure he had. Only poor lad, does not recall most of it due to being drugged!

Aithinne Ogilvie is the lady of Coinnlier Wood, but since the death of her guardian, the Baron of Lyonglen, she's been in charge of his holding as well. With war with the English looming, this Scottish miss is smart enough to know she has to move to secure her hold on the two fortresses before King Edward gives her and them to either the Comyns or Campbells. She and the people of Lyonglen hide the fact the old lord died of old age. She concocts a pretence of being married to the old baron, and if she carries his heir, she hope it will be enough to keep Edward from playing matchmaker. Only, she needs that child. She sends her three brothers (triplets) and her person Viking body guard out to collect her a stud to do the deed. She never planned on falling in love with the stranger in her bed.

I really loved Aithinne. She is a gentle soul, yet one determined to protect the people of her valley. Damian as a hero as commanding as his powerful cousin, Challon, and through is very similar in looks a much different person inside. He is sexy, funny and yet complex man.

You get to see Tamlyn and Julian again, so that is fun. I cannot wait for the next Dragon of Challon to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was enthralled from the moment the Norman Knight, Julian Challon, the Black Dragon, parts the mists of Glen Shane and comes to Glenrogha to claim his lady, Tamlyn MacShane. However, the secondary character of Challon's cousin, Damian St. Giles, Lord Ravenhawke, arrived on the scene and he was an equally compelling character. I knew there was so much going on behind the scenes with Ravenhawke and Lady Aithinne Ogilvie, Tamlyn's cousin. What the author has done is brilliantly created a story within a story. Damian's tale takes up in the middle of the first book, when he vanished from the May Day ceremony and where he went. He turned up nearly a week later, claiming no memory of where he had been or what had happened to him. And what an adventure he had! Only the poor Damian doesn't recall he was fed a potion to make him forget. However, as time goes on, his memories return to haunt him. But first, he is off with Challon to claim the neighboring barony of Lyonglen. Lynonglen's aging lord is the grandfather Damian has never seen. King Edward has ordered him to take over the vast and vitally important valley of Glen Eallach and to wed Lyonglen's ward -none other than Aithinne Ogilvie. Damian has long held visions of the lady who would one day be his wife, and has falsely assumes the face in his dreams to be Tamlyn. One look at Aithinne and he comprehends how wrong he has been, and knows Aithinne is the woman destined to be his. This novel has a totally different feel to it. Kudos to the author for not giving us a carbon copy, but a totally fresh story, riddled with wonderful humor and two endearing characters of Damian and Aithinne. The story within a story is a hard premise to do and Macgillivray carries it off to perfection. Damian and Aithinne simply stole my heart. I cannot recommend highly enough this a multi-talented, rising star. There are to be more stories in this series of the Dragons of Challon and I can't wait! This is historical romance at its very best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'In Her Bed' by Deborah MacGillivray So often I've read books that have secondary characters in them that I've wondered what was going on with them while the main story was taking place. Where did they go when they disappeared? What happened to them? Who were they with? Deborah MacGillivray has such a talent for bringing to life these secondary characters by giving them their own storylines and their own books! For those who haven't read 'A Restless Knight', I HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading this first before you read 'In Her Bed.' These two books are linked not just by the characters, but they take place at the same time. 'A Restless Knight' slightly precedes 'In Her Bed.' This is why it is important for you to read 'A Restless Knight' first. Damien St. Giles, Lord Ravenhawke, thinks he's in love with his cousin's bride and it is tormenting him to watch the two of them together. Although he is happy for them, he can't shake the pain his heart feels for the woman he thinks he's been seeing in his dreams for years. Aithinne Ogilvie is in desperate need of securing her future and the future of her people. She needs to be with child and sends her three brothers and servant to find her a man who will serve that purpose. Unknown to her, they bring her the cousin to the infamous Black Dragon of Challon, who is her cousin Tamlyn's new husband! 'Taking a deep breath...LOL' On the night of the Beltane celebration, Damien finds himself drugged and chained to the bed of Aithinne Ogilvie. In his altered state of mind, he thinks it is Tamlyn who he makes love to he has no clue it is her cousin who has captured him. Aithinne is devastated when Damien calls her by her cousin's name. She had already fallen in love with this man who she bedded and had made passionate love to. Heartbroken, she gives him a potion that will make him forget her and their time together. 'by this part of the book, I was in tears!!!!' When Lord Ravenhawke and his cousin come to lay claim to Aithinne and all her holdings, Damien is drawn to this woman who resembles Tamlyn. Damien can't ignore the fact that his body, heart, and soul desire Aithinne more than he understands or cares to admit. He craves this woman who feels she is a poor comparison to her beautiful, perfect cousin. My heart ached for Aithinne and I cried, ok, sobbed at her anguish that she may never have the love of Damien the way Tamlyn and Julian love. 'In Her Bed' completely augments 'A Restless Knight' but holds its own story well. My heart was captured by the love story between Damien and Aithinne! There was so much passion and desire between these two people who have lived their lives in the shadows of their cousins. Once again, I give my highest rating of 5 stars to another of Deborah MacGilllivray's books! I cannot wait until the next book in 'The Dragons of Challon' series and have found myself yet again in love with another Dragon! Hugs and kisses and happy reading! Annie Marshall
Guest More than 1 year ago
Award winning author Deborah Macgillivray's newest historical romance will do just that. She'll make you laugh, make you cry. More importantly, you'll feel like you're 'there.' You'll be with Lady Aithinne Ogilvie as she runs the gamut of emotions - love, loss, emptiness. While she plots her future, she does so with a detached air. She makes her plans merely to save her home, her family, and all those who rely on her for their lives. So many depend upon her to protect them, look to her to shield all in Glen Eallach in its time of war with the English. Aithinne doesn't count on her heart being involved. Enter Damian St. Giles, warrior and lord of England's king. The only man who can turn Aithinne's world topsy-turvy. Although IN HER BED is a sequel to the breathtaking A RESTLESS KNIGHT, the two stories actually happen during the same time period. I thought it impossible to love a hero more than Julian Challon, but Damian has that distinct honor. He captured my heart - and he'll capture yours as well. The question is: can he capture Lady Aithinne's heart? Once you pick this book up, you won't be able to put it down until you've finished the book. And then you'll wish the story hadn't ended. Kudos to Ms. MacGillivray for another brilliantly told tale!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved A Restless Knight, and feared the writer wouldn't be able to live up to that standard. Wow, this books was so amazing. So many times I see secondary characters and love them and wonder what happened to them, what they thought or did when the book was focused on the main characters. This book is like a riddle within a riddle, a story within in a story. I haven't seen anything like it before. It's simply amazing. I absolutely loved Damian, who gentle it was with Aithinne, how he knew the instant that he laid eyes on her what a mistake he'd made. They just stole my heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
DeborahAnne MacGillivray debuted on the Historical Romance scene with 'A Restless Knight,' one of the best Scottish Medieval Romances ever written. It was amazing to believe this book was a debut. The release of the sequel, 'In Her Bed,' will awe historical romance readers even more with another beautiful storyline with depth of research and character development. Very few writers have the ability to continue a series without having the following books go flat, thus disappointing fans. Not with DeborahAnne MacGillivray! Nobody does it better! Continuing where the previous story left off, Julian Challon, known as The Black Dragon, has been declared the overlord of all Scottish lands surrounding Glenrogha by decree of King Edward I and marriage to the beautiful Lady of Glenrogha, Tamlyn MacShane. We leave the Beltane festivities and upcoming marriage celebration of Julian and Tamlyn who have found true love and happiness in this arrangement, only to have Julian's cousin and right-hand man, Damian St. Giles, Lord Ravenhawke, confused, depressed and missing. The handsome Damian feels he is in love with his cousin's future wife, Lady Tamlyn, as he believes it is she that continues to rescue him in a recurring dream he has had for years. Damien's duty toward his cousin, Lord Challon, and to King Edward, is to become the Lord of Lyonglen, lands rightfully his as the old Barron's grandson, which just happen to be close to Glenrogha and currently occupied by Lady Tamlyn's look-alike cousin, Lady Aithinne Ogilvie. Lady Aithinne has been under the guardianship of the old Lord of Lyonglen for years and now that he has passed away, upon hearing the rumors of King Edward's invasion and The Black Dragon is concerned about the precious lands and people of Lyonglen. She is also troubled as many Scottish lairds have tried to steal Lyonglen through marriage to her. In her attempt to save herself and Lyonglen she feels she must convince everyone that she had married the old Barron of Lyonglen before his death and that she is with child a child that would be considered the true heir to Lyonglen. But Aithinne is an innocent virgin, so she turns to the old healer Oona to produce a potion that would draw a handsome and strong man to her bed for a period of time so that she can conceive. She sends her brothers out to the Beltane festivities to find and bring back a strong and handsome man for her to bed, not realizing they would return with the true Lord Ravenhawke, the long lost grandson of the Barron of Lyonglen. Oona's powerful potion works and for seven beautiful nights Aithinne has the handsome Damian in her bed, bound and captive, being fed the potion until she can conceive. With this powerful potion Aithinne and Damien experience passion beyond their wildest dreams. While Aithinne discovers passion that soon turns to love, Damien, confused by the potion and the beauty in his bed that strongly resembles Tamlyn, believes he is with Tamlyn, and cries out Tamlyn's name during intense passion. Not realizing her own special beauty, Aithinne has always felt second best to her beautiful cousin and is crushed at discovering Damien's love for Tamlyn. Once Oona confirms that Aithinne is with child, Aithinne realizes she must let Damien go, not realizing who he truly is and that Tamlyn is in love with and is going to marry The Black Dragon. Damien is given another potion in order for him to forget and he is released. He returns to Glenrogha even more confused, arriving just in time to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Julian and Tamlyn and witnessing their intense love. How could Tamlyn bed him so passionately when her love for Julian is so obvious? Aithinne is left alone, hurt, and in love, but happy to be carrying Damien's child. When Damien returns to Lyonglen as Lord Ravenhawke, the grandson and rightful heir, chaos begins. Aithinne is carrying Damien's child and is in love with him, but he does not remember her. Once Damien takes over
Guest More than 1 year ago
Threatened by Edward Longshanks, king of England and Scottish clans jealous for her lands, Lady Aithinne Ogilvie has come up with a solution to protect herself and her people. With the help of those around her, she will take a man captive and produce an heir. Chained to Aithinne's bed and given a bewitching brew, an old dream haunts Damian St. Giles. Can the woman before him be better than the dream of his youth or a sign of all the trouble before him? Damian may be the cousin of Julian, the mighty Dragon of Challon, but he has certainly met his match in Aithinnne! With hair and spirit touched by fairy fire, she schemes and plots and will do anything to protect her people...but can she protect her heart from love? When a woman calls on the Auld Ones for assistance, all her secrets, dreams and plans have a way of being answered --- just not quite in the way she imagined! Handsome and dark like a raven, Damian holds a dark secret --- can the firebrand Aithinne and the magic of Beltane bring love to this warrior's heart? The second book of the Challon series has all the emotional and mystical intensity of the first and yet Deborah MacGillivray has given her readers more --- much more! The addition of minor characters such as Oona and Moffat, reveal even more nuances of the major characters and the medieval world. IN HER BED clearly demonstrates the exquisite breadth of this author's writing style. Here, her narrative technique varies in tone with amazing dexterity, combining humor with the emotional intensity, sensuous descriptive details with dynamic dialogue. The paranormal aspect adds a special delight to this medieval historical romance, realistically creating a background of the medieval world view and literary tradition. Fans of the first book, A RESTLESS KNIGHT will be thrilled to see Tamlyn and Julian appearing here in the second book, not as a mere mention but as an integral part of the story. Deborah MacGillivray brilliantly draws together the pagan and Christian religions through the love of a man and a woman. Readers will fall in love with both the hero and heroine --- and the minor characters as well! A splendid romance! While reading IN HER BED, I found myself laughing, smiling, open-eyed, and even a tear of two of joy at the end. Each book of the Challon series is exquisite on its own, but together, both form a truly spectacular medieval narrative. Deborah MacGillivray utilizes the medieval forms of the saga and such longer narrative forms as the Arthurian Vulgate cycle yet she revitalizes them for the modern audience, by casting them as romances where love and the woman's viewpoint add exquisite and new insights into the medieval world. With IN HER BED, Deborah MacGillivray enchants romance fans and Medieval enthusiasts alike. As readers, watching this series unfold in the Dragon Challon and Tamlyn / Aithinne figures, we see the birth of a Medieval legend, being created in today's world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
May Day night, 1296 Glen Shane, Scotland Damien St. Giles has found himself in an extremely uncomfortable position - he desires his cousin Julian's betrothed, Tamlyn. They have fought side by side and not once has he ever been envious of his cousin - until now. Over the years Damien has taken a vision he's had to heart, a vision of a beautiful woman he's destined to be with - he believes that woman to be Tamlyn. In order to protect Lyonglen from the men who hope to gain her lands, Aithinne Ogilvie has only one option - to bear a child. The problem is that she isn't married and doesn't have anyone she's interested in lying with in a bit to procreate. Her brothers have provided a braw man for her and the healer has concocted potions to aid in her sexual ardor. She has a man chained to her bed - suddenly she isn't so sure she really desires to follow through with her plan. Still the man is gorgeous and the healer insists that magic is in the air and it will touch Aithinne and her cousin Tamlyn. Once Aithinne lays eyes on the handsome man in her bed she can't help but admit he's the embodiment of all that she could desire. He'd been plied with alcohol and potions and isn't aware of where he is or that he's chained to a bed - yet. He does wake up long enough to thoroughly enjoy Aithinne's charms, but then he calls her `Tamlyn' destroying the illusion of a love between them. According to Oonanne, the healer, Aithinne must lie with Damien for the seven nights of the waxing moon so that they don't anger the Auld Ones and then he'll be returned to his old life. How will Damien react when he gains consciousness enough to realize he's being held captive? Aithinne has no idea where her dolts for brothers found Damien but it's obvious he's of some importance, dare she risk keeping him for a full week? And what will happen when their paths in life bring them together again? From beginning to end IN HER BED is a must read. This book will delight readers with the fun cast of characters and intriguing situations. Aithinne is a wonderful young woman who's found herself in a difficult position and she's trying to find the best way to protect the people who count on her - unfortunately that's resulted in a series of lies and deceptions that have spiraled out of control. Damien is an honorable man who fell in love with a vision and just didn't realize that there were two women (cousins) who looked similar. You'll laugh at the half-witted triplet brothers' antics and snicker at how `Dunny Dismore' earns that nickname. I loved getting the opportunity to revisit Julian, a.k.a. the Black Dragon, and his lovely lady from A RESTLESS KNIGHT. This is one of those rare books that you won't be able to put down and will read cover to cover with a sense of delight and wonder. IN HER BED is the second book in Ms. MacGillvray's DRAGONS OF CHALLON series. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next book - ONLY FOR ONE KNIGHT. It will contain Guillaume Challon and Rowenna MacShane's story.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1296 in Coinnleir Wood in the Scotland Highlands, Clan Ogilvie heiress Aithinne Ogilvie knows that the charter signed two centuries ago between the Picts and the Norman monarchy gave them protected rights. However, with the death of her guardian Lord Gilchrist Fraser, she knows that King Edward could do what he just did to her cousin Tamlyn by sending her a loyal knight the Dragon of Challon as her betrothed to allegedly protect her rights (see A RESTLESS KNIGHT) and there is not much she can do about it. --- Aithinne knows that once her odious neighboring lords learn of Gilchrest¿s death, they will want to annex her estate even before King Edward has acted. Desperate, Aithinne needs to be carrying a child and hide the death of her kindhearted Gilchrist until she insures an heir is born. She sends her most trusted knights to abduct someone handsome so that she will take him as he lies chained and naked. Afterward a potion will ensure he forgets he has been used to sire a child. They pick Lord Damian St. Giles, whose cousin Challon married his beloved Tamlyn. The plan works perfectly as a bewildered Damian cannot account for lost time as he explains to his cousin. However, to her shock, she learns Damian is Gilchrest¿s heir. --- IN HER BED is a wonderful medieval romance due to the strength of the heroine and the ironic twist of fate as the missing week just before the wedding of A RESTLESS KNIGHT is explained in detail to readers but not to him. Fans will enjoy this fine historical and although it stands alone is embellished by reading the previous tale first. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read this book for the second time and loved it even more. Cannot wait for more in the series. I especially recommend In Her Bed, the second in the series. Love them both.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Damian St. Giles covets his cousins betrothed beauty, Tamlyn. At the Beltane party Damian drowns his sorrows in imbibing in too much mead, as well as a special brew provided by triplet brothers. Waking up shackled to a bed is not so bad when the beauty Damian craves is right beside of him, touching and caressing his naked body. The brothers did promise the special brew would make all of his dreams come true.... Princess Aithinne Ogilvie must find a way to keep Lyonglen out of the hands of men that want the land for their greedy selves. The only way she can come up with is to give birth to a bairn, but the only problem, was that Aithinne was not married or even betrothed. Stealing a man for breeding purposes seems a little extreme, but what other choices are there? When a spell is woven between Aithinne and Damian and the first night of intercourse takes place, there is no turning back. Both lives will either flourish or the spell will cause more lies that will be added to the turmoil that is Aithinne's life. She wants to keep Damian, but his heart lies with another. Can he come to love Aithinne as much as he loves her own cousin? What is yet to come of Lyonglen and the bairn Aithinne so desires? Deborah MacGillivray enchants the reader with her historical romance In Her Bed. The characters were described beautifully and easily came to life before my eyes. It is so rare to see a lady take charge in a historical by making the first move on a man, but I found it endearing. This book brought warmth on a cold day with the heated love making scenes and the blossoming love between the characters and don't forget the twists! I would highly recommend you get your own copy today and curl up with this wonderfully written book. 5 Hearts
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Aithinne Ogilvie sends her three huge, slightly-brainless brothers to fetch a stud to father her child, she didn¿t mean Damian St. Giles, cousin to the powerful Julian Challon (A Restless Knight). She wanted a stranger, someone to father a babe that she could claim as her deceased husband¿s. Her brother¿s were supposed to get someone she could forget. Aithinne and Damian fall in love the moment they thrust together, but Damian thinks the woman in his arms is Aithinne¿s cousin Tamlyn (A Restless Knight). Even after he realizes his mistake and knows his lover¿s true name, Aithinne can¿t let it go. Call a woman by the wrong name in bed just once and she holds a grudge¿go figure. Deborah MacGillivray writes of strong women gorgeous, driven men and laugh-aloud secondary characters. In Her Bed, the second in the Dragons of Challon series, is a lusty, utterly satisfying read. Watch this author¿Deborah MacGillivray is going places.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought I loved Challon in A Restless Knight. However, I think maybe I loved Damian even more. This book had the added plus of a little more humor, yet it was still very touching as Aithinne strugged against her own self doubts as against the man she loved. I adored the triplets. Just wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brought me love, happiness, sorrow, adventure, mischief and LOVE! VERY SENSUAL, yet it touches the heart in so many ways. Brilliant follow up to A Restless Knight. I cannot wait for more Dragons of Challon!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read A Restless Knight, I fell in love with Damian St. Giles, Lord Ravenhawke, so I really wondered what happened that week he vanished just before Tamlyn and Challon married. Now I know! And what an adventure he had. Only poor lad, does not recall most of it due to being drugged! Aithinne Ogilvie is the lady of Coinnlier Wood, but since the death of her guardian, the Baron of Lyonglen, she's been in charge of his holding as well. With war with the English looming, this Scottish miss is smart enough to know she has to move to secure her hold on the two fortresses before King Edward gives her and them to either the Comyns or Campbells. She and the people of Lyonglen hide the fact the old lord died of old age. She concocts a pretence of being married to the old baron, and if she carries his heir, she hope it will be enough to keep Edward from playing matchmaker. Only, she needs that child. She sends her three brothers (triplets) and her person Viking body guard out to collect her a stud to do the deed. She never planned on falling in love with the stranger in her bed. I really loved Aithinne. She is a gentle soul, yet one determined to protect the people of her valley. Damian as a hero as commanding as his powerful cousin, Challon, and through is very similar in looks a much different person inside. He is sexy, funny and yet complex man. You get to see Tamlyn and Julian again, so that is fun. I cannot wait for the next Dragon of Challon to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me right from the start. Having read the first book of the series, A Restless Knight, I was not disappointed to find the same fine caliber of writing in this latest installment in The Dragons of Challon series. Bravo, Ms. Magillivray!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aithinne Oglivie goes to incredible lengths to protect herself and her people from the turmoil of Scottish politics, including giving up her chastity. Unfortunately her three wild brothers and a gentle giant kidnap Lord Ravenhawke, Damian St. Giles, the new Laird and grandson of her guardian. Drawn together by fate and love, Damian and Aithinne struggle to survive under the brutal politics of Edward II. Together with Julian, Damain's cousin and the Earl of Challon, and Tamlyn, his wife and cousin to Aithinne, they travel to Berwick at the King's order. Learning to love is not easy particularly when your enemies want you dead. Can Aithinne and Damian survive the political intrigue to find happiness. What do you think? This is a romance novel with deep historical roots that will enthrall you from beginning to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first book, A Restless Knight, and was enchanted by Ms. MacGillivray's storytelling ability. I read the second book in one night. Then I took it work to re-read parts of it. Damian St. Giles and Aithinne Oviligy are fated to be together but it takes time for them to figure it out. Damian wants to claim his inheritance. Aithinne wants to protect her people. They struggle to figure out how to accomplish their goals against the backdrop of the brutal Edward II. Devilish brothers, gentle giants, and understanding cousins guide them to their fate and their love but not before an interloper threatens all they hold dear-life itself. A thoroughly satisfying book that will remain a keeper on your shelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Damian St. Giles, Lord Ravenhawke, travels to Scotland with his cousin, Julian, Earl of Challon, who claims lands granted to him by Edward Longshanks for his service. Damian will travel further north to claim his grandfather's lands. He is gifted with second sight through his Scottish mother, and bravery through his Norman father. The beautiful woman he sees in his vision has eyes only for his cousin. Aithinne Oglivie desperately wants to help the people of Lyonglen, her home since her parents died. Lord Lyonglen is indisposed in the worse way and she must fend off the advances of Phelan Comyn and Dinsmore Campbell, two very unworthy suitors who want to claim Lyonglen and her holding of Coinnleir Wood for their own. Under the Beltane Moon, the lives of Damian and Aithinne become entwined. He seeks to escape the ancient ceremony and she needs a heir to protect Lyonglen. Aithinne's three brothers and faithful servant seek a man worthy of her and carry Damian back to her bed at Lyonglen. Despite her misgivings, Aithinne risks everything for Lyonglen and finds herself falling in love with Damian. To protect Lyonglen, she allows her brothers and servant to return him to his cousin. Damian with Lord Challon at his side arrives to claim his grandfather's lands, Lyonglen. Damian is shocked to learn Aithinne is cousin to Julian's wife and the two women are cousin-twins who mirror each other. Meanwhile Aithinne is equally shocked to learn that Damian and Julian are cousin-twins. Soon events and Edward Longshanks force the outside world on Damian and Aithinne, and Julian and Tamlyn. Intrigue swirls not just between the Scots and the English, but between Damian and Aithinne. Secrets must be revealed and battles fought before peace will reign at Lyonglen. Will Damian and Aithinne's love strong enough to save them and Lyonglen? I heartily recommend this second installment of the Dragons of Challon and so fell in love with Damian 'and the cover' that I threatened a dear friend over him. He is mine, and once you read 'In Her Bed' Damian will belong to you too. I have found Ms. MacGillivray weaves a tale of love and secrets that consumes you. I could not put the book and eagerly urge you to discover her magic. I look forward to each new story concerning the Dragons of Challon and the women who win their hearts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for this book because I loved the first one so much. I just hoped it would be as good as the first book. I am delighted to say it is and more. I just really loved this book. Damian and Aithinne stole my heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading A Restless Knight I thought no book could get better then the first one but this one did you feel like you step back in time with this writer words like you can live the life of Aithinne Ogilvie and Damian St. Giles one strong one so very Insecure the hopes dreams of each. Deborah MacGillivray did it again with this wonderful second installment of the Dragon's of Challon .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Damian St. Giles, Lord Ravenhawke, has been haunted by the vision of a woman. But the flesh and blood lady he believes to be that woman is marrying his cousin, Julian Challon, the Black Dragon (of A Restless Knight). Watching his cousin and the man's new bride, Damian tries to drown his misery in drink. When a huge Viking and a set of young triplets offer him a drink that promises to make all his wishes come true, he sees no reason to refrain. The stage is set, and the players cast, for a story filled with deception, intrigue, and lots of steamy scenes. Ms. Macgillivray weaves a tale of a virile man tormented by desire for a woman he can't have, and the woman, Aithinne, who is truly meant for him. Twins, triplets, and look-alike cousins with, of course, cases of mistaken identity...who wouldn't love it? The author paints a picture of Scotland in 1296 so vivid that you feel you are there. The men are strong and handsome, the women beautiful and confident. You will feel Aithinne's pain as she falls in love with her knight, only to find that he dreams of her cousin. If you like stories of dark torment, heroic heroes, and abiding love, I recommend In Her Bed. After reading it, many women will decide they would rather be in HIS bed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the first book, so beautiful, with heart and soul. While this book is the same, it's also different. Nifty trick of a story that fits inside the first book. It follows the characters Damian St. Giles and Aithinne Ogilvie, and what happens when Damian vanished from the Beltane gathering. And WOW, what an adventure...he meets three men who look alike, a mountain size viking, a witch and a princess...and falls in love. The characters are fun, but emotionally thouching, real. The writing is beautiful, lyrical. Macgillivray is a storyteller of olde.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I so loved A Restless Knight, that I didn't think anyone could top Challon. However, I simply loved Damian and Aithinne. The book is lighter, and an intriguing feel of a story within a story, and we see what happened to Damian St. Giles after he went missing on Beltane. I loved the charming, klutzy brothers, laughed at the Viking body guard. It has all the elements that made A Restless Knight so special, yet strikes its own endearing chord. I put it down and immediately re-read it again, I enjoyed it that much. I will read it again, soon, and had several friends say the same upon finishing.