Having grown up together, Thomas MacGowen is heartbroken when he learns that Lady Elizabeth Douglas doesn't share his feelings. His father, the blacksmith, warned him but you can't help you you fall for. Knowing that he wanted more for his life than to follow in his father's footsteps, he joins the Bruce's army to change his lot in life.
Several years later, Elizabeth is in need to Thomas's help. He wants to turn her down just to spite her, but knowing that an innocent child is at risk he does his duty. As Elizabeth is soon to marry a proper man, she is shocked to find herself so attracted to Thomas. She knows that the son of a blacksmith is not good enough for her, but her heart is telling her otherwise.
Can this unlikely duo find the happiness that both of their hearts are longing for?
I absolutely loved Thomas!! Elizabeth on the other hand...not so much. She did grow on me as we got to the second half of the book, but it was a little too late for me. I kinda wish that Thomas had found someone else...
I did enjoy the storyline and of course I enjoyed seeing the other members of the Highland Guard again. McCarty's next and last book in the series, the Ghost, comes out in May/June 2016. I think we have all been waiting to see what happened to Alex Seton when he left the Guards. I can't wait to read it!!
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