Claire Elliot has two weeks to win the heart of Jules MacIntyre—and then break it. To save her wards from a vicious blackmailer, she dares to enter the laird’s castle, claiming to be the wife he’d recently wed. But no such wife exists!
The brooding Jules invented a bride to silence his well-meaning, matchmaking friends, so he never expected her to arrive on his doorstep. He is suspicious of this beautiful stranger, but he’s also steadfast, courageous, and effortlessly seductive. In fact, he’s the very man Claire would choose to love…if she weren’t forced to betray him.
She is an intruder at best, and a liar at worst, but still Claire enthralls Jules like no woman before. He agrees to let her stay—at least until he uncovers the truth—and soon she is filling his manor and scarred heart with the warmth they have both been lacking.
While an unknown enemy has chosen Claire as a weapon to destroy the laird, Jules vows to fight for the passion he has found with his fantasy bride made flesh.
About the Author
Gerri Russell’s varied writing career includes stints as a broadcast journalist, magazine columnist, newspaper reporter, and technical writer and editor. Since deciding to follow her heart’s desire and become a romance novelist, she has won two Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Awards and an American Title II Award sponsored by RT Book Reviews. Gerri is best known for her adventurous and emotionally intense novels set in the Scottish Highlands, including the series The Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars and The Stones of Destiny. She lives in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband and children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Must read. Gerri Russell has written a story of an unusual marriage, kidnapping and twisted thinking person. The historical setting is very interesting and the plot keeps moving along. Loved this book.