Sunday, November 17, 2013

ARC Review: The Raider by Monica McCarty

Monica McCarty
Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Ballantine Books

Blurb

After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart.

Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation—a battle he badly wants to lose.

Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape. Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance—before it’s too late?

My Review

An awesome book. If you have read any of this series, you know its full of love, action and terror.
Terror, meaning you fear every time the Hero of the story leaves the castle,forest or village or where ever they are at at the time.
This like all Monica McCarty's books is well written, details are superb and as accurate as she can get when writing fiction. I love how she stays as close to History as she can when writing these kinds of stories.
I must say, I was right there with Rosalin in her fight/push with Robbie (the Raider).
Not to spoil anything, but I was wondering for quite some time if there would be a HEA with this book.
But its definitely a must read.  You can read any of the books from the series as a stand alone.