Written by: Monica McCarty
Series: Highland Guard
Sequence in Series: 9
Page Count: 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Historical Romance
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As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard. Fearless and indomitable, no men are more loyal to their king, or cherished by the women they love.
The talents of legendary marksman Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lay low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben.
A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention . . . and his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate’s identity is revealed?
The Arrow by Monica McCarty
The legendary “Arrow” MacGregor finds that his war Cate of Lochmaben has grown into quite the young woman. She tempts him at every turn. The more he tries to chase Cate away the more Cate pushes for Gregor to see what happiness they could have. But Gregor's only reason for returning is to marry Cate off, will he see what he might lose before its too late?
Cate has had a hard life, first abandon by her father. Her village was destroyed and she watched her mother die. Trying to make a new life for herself, Cate takes on a new name and convinces the warrior that saved her to take her in as his ward. Years later Cate has her sights on her savior as something more than just a protector. But when those feelings are exposed, will she lose her heart?
Sword play, kilts, seduction and heartfelt emotions make The Arrow a wonderful highland adventure. Cate's hidden past is a doozy of a twist and watching the relationship progress was magnificent. If you love a good highland romance, check out The Arrow by Monica McCarty.
I received this ARC copy of The Arrow from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 26, 2014.