A new and delicious highlander story released today! The Highlander’s Reward is the first in Eliza Knight’s new Stolen Brides series. I found the tale a truly delightful read.
When English lady Arbella de Mowbray rode with her father to meet her fiancé at Stirling, she hardly expected to ride straight into the middle of a battle. Nor did she expect to be swept off her feet by the enemy: Sutherland Clan’s laird, Magnus. Coerced into marriage for her protection, Arbella decides the union would be in name only—after all, what self-respecting English lady wants a barbarian Scotsman for a husband?
Her determination is tested as her body responds to Magnus like they were meant to be together. Worse, her heart starts to yearn for more. She wants a marriage in truth, not just in name. Magnus is strong, virile, and nothing like the barbarians she’s been told about. His gentleness and understanding take her by surprise, until she surrenders to their mutual desire.
For Magnus, Arbella is a welcome reprieve from an unwanted political marriage. Her beauty, her passion, her acceptance by his clan sink deep into his heart, and forces him to realize the truth of love’s hold over him. He does not want her to leave, now that he has found his unanticipated happiness.
But worry and misunderstanding haunt them both. And those they spurned want their revenge, coming to claim it just as Magnus and Arbella finally understand each other.
In The Highlander’s Reward, Eliza Knight has crafted a delightfully sensual love story filled with heart-throbbing tension. The bitterness and animosity between the English and the Scots during this era is well-depicted, bringing the history alive. The powerful emotions of two mortal enemies growing into mutual understanding and love are vivid and well-portrayed.
Highlander stories abound, but The Highlander’s Reward stands out. The emotional intensity and lush sensuality are sure to draw in the most devoted highland story reader. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!