When Brice Sutherland, the Earl of Dornoch, finds a half-dead woman in the middle of the road, he can't just leave her there. Even knowing that if he is found with her, it could mean his death, Brice takes the woman up on his horse with him and makes his way home. No one is more surprised than him, when the woman survives. But what surprises him even more is the attraction he feels for her. After his wife left him, Brice had given up on women.
Lady Eleanor Hirst had been to hall and back when she was found by Brice, but did she escape from one hell just to be put into another? She soon learns that Brice doesn't mean her any harm and she relaxes her guard only to find herself wildly attracted to him.
Brice and Eleanor both know that their being together could bring devastation to his clan, but they can't seem to stay away from each other. Can they figure out a way to stay together?
Loved this story!! I don't think there has been a story of Cullen's that I haven't loved. I had loved her Secrets & Seduction series and wondered if this new Highlander series would be just as good. I shouldn't have worried. It doesn't matter what time period or country that Cullen is writing about, she is masterful at what she does.
Bryce, wow!! You couldn't ask for a better hero in a story. He made me want to travel back in time just to meet him, LOL! He was a strong Highland laird, but he had a delicate side when dealing with the battered Eleanor.
Eleanor was just as strong a character. To have endured what she did and still have the strength to survive and go after the man that treated her so poorly was amazing.
I can't wait to Cullen's next book in the series. It stars Sutherland's friend, Colin MacLean! I don't know if I can wait until June!