The Recruit: A Highland Guard Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 30, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
16 Reviews
RITA Finalist for Historical Romance

Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits.

 
Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed.
 
The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?


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The love scenes are fun and entertaining. - Goodreads
Because I like angsty, emotional story lines. - Goodreads
The plot had twists and surprises. - Goodreads

Review: The Recruit (Highland Guard #6)

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This story is about Helen Sutherland (or rather McKay)'s brother Donald Sutherland. He had a goal— to get a place in the Highland Guards, since Gordan was killed in the last book, and Bruce needed a ... Read full review

Review: The Recruit (Highland Guard #6)

User Review  - Lover of Romance - Goodreads

Kenneth Sutherland is a skilled warrior, and wants to be in the Highland Guard more than anything. He is willing to fight and do whatever it takes to reach his goal. He believes in the fight for ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
62
Section 3
82
Section 4
101
Section 5
120
Section 6
142
Section 7
159
Section 8
219
Section 11
292
Section 12
306
Section 13
320
Section 14
336
Section 15
364
Section 16
392
Section 17
402
Section 18
407

Section 9
258
Section 10
276

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About the author (2012)

Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of The Saint, The Viper, The Ranger, The Hawk, and The Chief, the first five books in the Highland Guard series, the Highlander trilogy (Highlander Untamed, Highlander Unmasked, and Highlander Unchained), and the Campbell trilogy (Highland Warrior, Highland Outlaw, and Highland Scoundrel). Her interest in the Scottish clan system began in the most unlikely of places: a comparative legal history course at Stanford Law School. After a short but enjoyable stint as an attorney, she realized that her career as a lawyer set against her husband’s transitory life as a professional baseball player was not exactly a match made in heaven. So she traded in her legal briefs for Scottish historical romances with sexy alpha heroes. Monica McCarty lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two children.

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