Sent by his father to learn more about the alliances that the Armstrong Chief favored, Sir James McKenna never imagine d that he would fall in love with the man's niece. having just decided to marry, James and Davina are set upon by a band of rogues. Having both been beaten very badly, they took awhile to heal. Unfortunately, when James goes to see Davina for the first time, she doesn't want anything to do with him and sends him away. Devastated that he was unable to protect the one he loved, James goes off and fights in the Crusades.
Having been sheltered by her family for five years, Davina finally accepts the invitation of James' mother for a visit. She is there for just a short time when James finally returns to his family. Can these two find the love that they thought was lost?
I liked this story. I've always enjoyed 2nd chances storyline, but this one was a bit different. You don't normally have such a traumatic experience separating the H/H. I also liked that James had to one over Davina again again the rivalry of his brother. That was definitely a twist to the story!
I look forward to seeing what Basso comes up with next!
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