This is book 1 in the Highlander Voves: Entangled Hearts series.
Marion de Lacy's father is marrying her off to an evil baron to gain access to soldiers. She isn't about to do what her father demands, so she has made plans to run off to Scotland and seek help from her mother's clan. She didn't count on the King stepping in and changing her plans.
Iain MacLeod has been ordered by the king to marry Marion. The king has uncovered a plot to overturn his rule and if Marion marries Iain he has a better chance of stopping the rebellion. Having loved and lost his first wife, Iain tells Marion that he will never love her. Knowing her only other option is to marry a man she despises, Marion agrees to marry Iain.
Can this marriage of convience bloom into one of love?
I really enjoyed this story. I always love when the heroine is strong willed and a little out of the ordinary. Marion is definitely strong willed and has learned to protect herself with the help of a friend. This is definitely not your typical society miss.
I liked Iain too. He was a hardened warrior, but he also had his soft side which came out when he was dealing with Marion.
This is my first novel by Johnstone, although I've been wanting to read her stuff for awhile now. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series!