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The Viper: A Highland Guard Novel

The Viper: A Highland Guard Novel

Written by Monica McCarty

Narrated by Antony Ferguson


The Viper: A Highland Guard Novel

Written by Monica McCarty

Narrated by Antony Ferguson

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5/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
12 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Nov 18, 2013
ISBN:
9781452687452
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Prized for his snakelike stealth and deadly strikes, Lachlan "Viper" MacRuairi is a warrior to enlist but not to trust. His only loyalty is to his purse, his indifference sealed by bitter betrayal. All that changes when Lachlan is tasked to protect and deliver Bella MacDuff to the king's coronation-and the proud, lushly sensual countess unwittingly challenges him to his greatest battle yet: to love again.



Passionate and devoted, Bella has defied Britain's king and her own husband to place the crown on Bruce's head, and for this she pays a terrible price: losing her daughter and her freedom to her husband's vengeance. Imprisoned with barbaric cruelty, she vows to reclaim her child, even if it means selling her soul-and her body-to a dark, lethal warrior whose eyes glint like steel, but who makes her skin tingle and her breath race. Together they embark on a rogue mission with sinister twists and turns that threatens not only Bella's gamble to save her daughter-but also her heart.
Publisher:
Released:
Nov 18, 2013
ISBN:
9781452687452
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of the Highland Guard series, the MacLeods of Skye trilogy, and the Campbell trilogy. Her interest in the Scottish clan system began in the most unlikely of places: a comparative legal history course at Stanford Law School. After realizing that her career as a lawyer and her husband’s transitory life as a professional baseball player were not exactly a match made in heaven, 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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  • (5/5)
    Book was amazing. I had started it a long time ago but never finished it, got sucked into another series (BDB) But I finally finished it and it was great. The romance was amazing. It had great suspense and of course the fairy tale ending.
  • (5/5)
    This is my favorite book in the series (even if there is more to come). I simply fell in love with Lachlan MacRuairi from the first book and several books later, he's still the number one.There is something dark and evil in Lachlan MacRuairi that appeals, the bad-boy-rebel without a cause that you want to change, but the truth is there is so much more about him that you need to read the book (and the others before it) to understand this character. Lachlan obeys no one, is a hired sword, a mercenary without conscience and feelings and that is how we know him through the series...until he meets Lady Isabella MacDuff, the Countess who left everything behind just to crow Robert, the Bruce, king of Scotland, including her most precious 'thing': her daughter Joan.I must confess that I didn't like Lady Isabella at first but in the end I believe that the two make a great couple. He is dark and full of secrets, she is light and full of hope. They balance each other and even if their path was a dangerous one, full of betrayal, hurts, wrong choices and a lack of trust (based on the shady past of Lachlan) they still made the best of it.They are both strong, faithful to their ideals and it's impossible not to want to know them better.Even if this 'love story' is fiction, I can't help to feel awe of the courage of Bella MacDuff, because she did actually suffer for her rebellious act.