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The first time Thomas MacGowan saw Elizabeth Douglas, he thought that she was a princess. To the son of the castle blacksmith, the daughter of the powerful lord of Douglas might as well have been. Despite their differences in rank, they become inseparable - until Thom confesses his love, and the humiliation of realizing that Elizabeth has never considered him a potential suitor drives him to battle.

Elizabeth is devastated. She never meant to hurt Thom, but her only hope for security is to marry for the betterment of her clan. When the English capture her younger brother, she turns to the quiet, steady former protector who can climb anything. But the merciless, muscled warrior is not the companion she remembers. Though Thom has made it clear that he wants nothing to do with Elizabeth, can he truly refuse the alluring woman who makes his heart race?

©2015 Monica McCarty (P)2016 Tantor

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"A pair of star-crossed lovers defy society and tradition in this action-filled, fierce romance set during the turbulent time of Robert the Bruce." ( Library Journal)

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Another great highland guard book

I love Monica's books, especially with Anthony's narration. I hope he completes the series and the remaining books are included, Chief, Hawk and Ranger.

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  • MustLoveBooks
  • 19-01-2020

The Rock

Tommy and Elizabeth -
As the war with the English is coming to an end and Robert the Bruce has the throne and is now trying to secure Scotland as a united nation. He is also trying to take back some of the greatest castles from English occupation. The Black Douglas has just taken Roxboro Castle and Sir Thomas Randolph is laying siege Edinburgh castle. With the siege taking longer than anticipated The Bruce and the Highland guard need a rock climber...Thomas Macgowen a lifetime friend to the Douglas family. Tommy is the son of the blacksmith and well beneath Elizabeth Douglas' station, but Tom is in love and nothing will stop him from getting Elizabeth to see her true feelings.
Awesome story, Awesome narrator! Great Read!

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  • PaintingandPages
  • 20-03-2016

an engaging story of love

I seem to only really be able to tolerate male narrators and this one doesn't dissappint. it's my first McCarty audible, so I'll try another. liked it.

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  • Kindle Customer Kar
  • 06-11-2021

Always exciting!!

Another action, relationship, warrior packed story to keep you on the edge of your chair! Always enjoy these stories of Bruce’s elite guard. Well done!!

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  • Adria O'Neill
  • 28-12-2020

Best in series. Truly 5 stars.

THIS is the adventurous, enthralling, heart-warming, steamy, Scottish, historical romance we crave and seldom get! It doesn't get any better within this series or genre. Ms. McCarty should, herself, be knighted. Well done! Worth every farthing.

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  • Grammy51502003
  • 11-06-2020

Best story yet!

I have listened to all of the series so far. This is the best one yet. The love story made me laugh, cry and then cry happy tears Can't wait to hear the next story.

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  • 13-03-2019

lovely

loved this one. such an amazing story. The romance is beautiful and moving. Must Read

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  • C.A. Szarek
  • 21-01-2019

AWESOME book!

It had been a while since I ventured into this series, and oh, how I missed it! I ADORED this story, and I've always wondered about the mysterious Striker, so I was excited about this story. It certainly didn't disappoint. This was a fabulous book and I can't wait to check out the next one!

Antony was a new narrator for me, and I wasn't sure about his voice at first, but I really liked his voice, and his accents. I can't wait to hear the next story!

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  • Suzanne Fadely
  • 16-12-2018

Great Series

I have read every book in this series, and I believe it to be one of the best fiction based on history series I have ever had the privilege to read. This book was as good as all the rest, while being just a little bit different. It was about people who are family and friends to one of the main characters, but worked it's way back to the general theme of the series at the end of the book. Monica McCarty never fails to deliver.

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  • Laura knoll
  • 06-03-2018

One of my favorite

I felt like this one offered more pertaining to storyline. Even has Beauty's Gaston character.
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  • RoC
  • 02-03-2018

Longing and heart breaking, I was pulled right in

i was pulled right into the book. My heart went out to Tommy, I was rooting for him right up ntil.... You'll have to read or listen to it yourself.

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