Fleeing into the wilderness to escape an abusive marriage, Lady Isabelle Tynsdale would sooner face down a wild boar than spend another night with her wretched husband. Battered by the elements, desperate to elude a band of attackers, and defending herself against, as fate would have it, a wild boar she is rescued by the handsome Laird David Campbell.
Campbell knows holding Isabelle captive for ransom is his best chance to temper the storm threatening to destroy his clan. The ransom of an English countess should be more than enough to pay off his debts to England and save him from an unwanted marriage. But Isabelle didn't escape her husband just to become another man's captive and Laird Campbell is seriously misguided if he thinks she's going to go quietly.
(Terra's Thoughts) This is an adorable story and one of how persistance doesn't always get you what you want. Patience is a virtue though and our heroine should have learned this long ago but alas it's not one of her strongest traits.
Lady Isabelle is a real beauty but a little of the persistantly daft side. She will do anything to stay away from her husband and will even tempt the nine lives of a black cat. She's daring, crafty, gutsy, smart but without an ounce of common sense and ever so desperate. Being so desperate does bring on some truly comical situtations and you can only sit there and shake your head while chuckling.
Laird Campbell is about the most handsome man a girl could hope to come across on the road while trying desperately to flee from a loathsome husband. His clan is top priorty and ransoming a beautiful wealthy heiress would be quite productive for everyone under his protection. What would his clan say should he whisper about his affections for said heiress considering she's English? I think we all know that answer.
Our hero gets mighty frustrated that his captive is always trying to escape and then getting herself into pickles that he has to rescue her from. How many times does a man have to rescue and recapture a woman to make her understand that just maybe he might feel a wee bit kindly towards her? Sheesh!
How can a woman of Lady Isabelle's status be so dense that she doesn't see safety even when it's staring her right in the face. Mayhap a time out would give our Lady some insight if she could ever stop her escapades for a few moments.
Amanda Forester has given us another wonderful Highland Romance that will tickle your fancy and tingle to the toes. A story of good guys and bad guys that give you all the action you could possibly want with a solid storyline that is sure to please.
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (November 1, 2011)