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Claimed by the Highlander by Julianne MacLean

By Julianne MacLean

Together with his tawny mane, battle-hewn brawn, and ferocious roar, Angus “The Lion” MacDonald is the main fearsome warrior woman Gwendolen has ever seen—and she is his so much wonderful conquest. Captured in a shock assault on her father’s fortress, Gwendolen is now pressured to percentage her mattress with the guy who defeated her extended family. yet, even with Angus’s overpowering charms, she refuses to give up her innocence with out a fight…With her lovely attractiveness, daring defiance, and brazen smile , Gwendolen is the main infuriating girl Angus has ever known—and the main intoxicating. Forcing her to develop into his bride will unite their clans. yet conquering Gwendolen’s center will take all his talents as a lover. evening after evening, his contact units her on hearth. Kiss after kiss, his starvation fuels her ardour. yet, as Gwendolen’s physique betrays her becoming love for Angus, a mystery enemy plots to betray them either…

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He means to claim you? ” Gwendolen paused. “You should see him, Mother. All the stories about him are true. He is exactly what they say—mighty, violent, and fearsome. ” Her mother strode forward, fascinated. “So it’s true then. ” “Aye. ” Onora threw her hands up. “Are you daft, Gwendolen? You will accept him, of course. ” She turned toward the looking glass, pinched her cheeks for color, and ran her fingers through her long, curly locks of auburn hair. For a woman of her age, she was remarkably beautiful.

The frightful reality of battle struck her, and all at once, she felt dazed, as if she were staring into a churning abyss of noise and confusion. She couldn’t move. Her fellow clansmen were shouting gruffly at each other. Smoke and the smell of gunpowder burned in her lungs and stung her eyes. One kilted warrior had dropped all his weapons beside her and was crouching by the wall, overcome by a fit of weeping. She stared down at him for a hazy moment, feeling nauseous and light-headed, as cracks of musketfire exploded all around her.

They adored Father. ” “But have you not heard the ugly rumors in the village? ” “Aye,” Gwendolen replied, tying her hair back off her shoulders with a simple leather cord. “But it is only a small number who feel that way, and only because we have no chief to settle disputes. I am certain that when Murdoch returns, all will be well. Besides, those who chose to remain never supported the Jacobite cause to begin with. They do not want to participate in another rebellion. ” She got down on her knees and reached under the bed for the trunk.

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