He's the only man she wants, and the one she can never have…
When tough Scot warrior Connor MacKenzie rides into the barbaric lands of the Picts on a mission for his king, he never expects to be captivated by a beautiful Pictish widow. Drawn under her spell, yet unaware of her true identity, he risks everything for one passionate night in her arms.
Aila, princess of Pictland, swore, after watching her husband die, that she would never marry again. But after meeting Connor, her frozen heart thaws and once again she imagines a future filled with love and passion.
When Connor delivers the message from his king, Aila becomes a pawn in a deadly game of politics. Her heart belongs to Connor, but she must marry the prince of Dal Riada – Connor's half-brother. But the fates have other plans for the star-crossed lovers as they fight their enemies and themselves to find true love.
'With powerfully written characters that the reader cannot help but fall in love with, this historical erotic romance is one that will keep you turning the pages right to the end." You Gotta Read Reviews
"From the start, this story was an emotional rollercoaster...The plot was intriguing and I loved the theme of forbidden love...Ms. Phillips has done an excellent job penning this tale and I can't to read more of this series in the future." The Romance Studio
"Myth and reality combine in this unforgettable tale..." Pure Jonel
Previously published in 2013
About the Author
Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing paranormal, historical and contemporary romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Phillips is off and running with this daring, romantic & erotic tale. It’s very well written with a solid storyline. As always Phillips brings her story to life with brilliantly vivid descriptions and a storyline to die for. Her intricate descriptions are packed with allusion and metaphors that really bring this story to life. Myth and reality combine in this unforgettable tale to create a captivating whole. Not only does Phillips tell a lovely story, but she also doesn’t hesitate to throw more than a few kinks into this story. More than once she had me completely shocked with the turn that the story took, however it always fit within the story. There was a bit of a comedy of errors going on for a while that turned into a sweet, perfect ending. She also stays completely in the realm of history while telling a love story that transcends time. The characters in this novel are fantastically realistic. Each individual who played a major role in this novel was individually developed to create a solid cast to propel this story forward. To top that off, the main characters were not only approachable but down to earth and hold true to themselves and to each other. It was refreshing and tear-jerking at times. Although this novel is set well back in history this story is very easy to immerse and lose yourself in. it was a brilliant read that I’d definitely recommend. I, for one, cannot wait for the next story in this series. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Could have done without all the bad cussing. Using bad words just puts me off. Not an enjoyable book. Stopped reading before the end of chapter one. Will not be reading anymore of christina's books.