THE DOUGLAS LEGACY The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when their enemies strike, each Douglas lass will find she’s been left to face them alone. CLAIMED BY A HIGHLANDER Lady Sybil Douglas’s fall from court favorite to royal enemy is swift after her brothers are charged with treason and flee Scotland. When a huge Highland warrior appears claiming they are bound by a marriage contract, she’s desperate enough to ride off with him. She’ll worry later about how to escape the wedding. The last thing Rory MacKenzie needs is a pampered Lowlander wife. He traveled to Edinburgh in the hope of dissolving the ill-begotten marriage contract. But now that the Douglas men have abandoned his would-be bride, he’s honor-bound to protect her. Sybil and Rory fight scorching passion on their perilous journey to the MacKenzie castle, where murder and intrigue await. When everything is at risk, will they rely on each other and claim their unexpected love before it’s too late?
Series: The Douglas Legacy, Book Two
A READER'S OPINION
Lady Sybil Douglas, part of the notorious clan Douglas, has been abandoned to fend for herself. Her brothers are scoundrels who have used their sisters as pawns for their gain have fled for France after falling from grace with the Queen (who happens to be her brother's—Archie—wife). Sybil's life at court is in turmoil. She needs to escape Scotland but is not sure how.
Her rescue comes in the form of a hulking highland warrior, Rory Mackenzie. Rory has traveled to claim his betrothed and is in a hurry to get back to the Highlands. Sybil, having the smarts to realize this is her chance, she grabs it, even though she knows of the small detail that can void the contract, but she'll deal with it later. Rory is the half brother to the heir of the Mackenzie clan. A skilled warrior he needs to find his brother and help secure his position as Chieftain to their clan. Their uncle Hector is evil and wants the position for himself. Running from the Queen's men and trying to avoid capture feeds the already smouldering passion for Sybil and Rory. Finally on Mackenzie land, they realize that they're not out of danger . . . someone wants them dead! Deceit, betrayal and murder is high. Will Rory and Sybil be torn apart by lies and betrayal? Can they fight for the love that can be theirs?
Margaret Mallory weaves a magical tale of a brawny highlander and a captivating, smart, and sassy young woman. A fantastic fast-paced read you won't be able to put down!
Reviewer's Rating: 4 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 4 1/2 Stars | Reviewed by: Maria Rose Dariotis