My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As the illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin Stuart new one day she would marry, but she wanted it on her terms. With marriage Mairin holds a large dowry as well as a prominent piece of land, making her a target for those who would rather use her for the power they would gain then treat her as a proper wife.
An abduction from the abbey where Mairin has been hiding thrusts her into protecting a young lad who is lost. Wanting to escape from her abductor who plans to force her to wed, sets Mairin on a journey that sends her to Laird Ewan McCabe whose son she has valiantly protected by her side, taking the brunt of the misuse they received. Ewan sees Mairin as a gift to his struggling clan, he sparks a deal with her, his protection for her hand in marriage, while she reluctantly agrees Ewan has no idea his wife is not only tempting but she is a spitfire who has her own ideas about things and doesn’t seem to want to back down when it comes to going head to head with Ewan.
Delicious. Mairin is a fireball and has a tendency to react often frustrating her husband Ewan who only wants her happiness, but also believes if she would just follow her orders things would be simpler. Of course he secretly enjoys her antics, he finds himself doing the one thing he vowed he would never do, fall in love. Always guaranteed enjoyment reading a Maya Banks book, absolutely one of her best hands down!