Borderland BridesE-Book Published by Harlequin Enterprises Australia
Released: 05/08/2016 (ISBN: 9781489220066)
An outcast in her own home for as long as she can remember, Lynelle Fenwick will do anything to earn her fathers approval. Including exaggerating her healing skills, and setting off alone to rescue her stepbrother from a band of raiding Scots.
Living under a curse that has haunted the Closeburn Clan for years, Laird William Kirkpatrick, will do anything to save his sole surviving brother. He may not believe in curses, but his clan does, and the growing number of graves seems to support their side. Having banished all healers from the clan for trickery, he has no choice but to allow an Englishwoman, claiming to be a skilled healer, into his home and into the room of his wounded brother.
Enemies by birth and circumstance, they can only succeed together. But blood runs deep, and tensions high. What matters the desires of a heart?
To fulfil his fathers dying wish, Border laird Lachlan Elliot must marry and sire a legitimate heir, cementing his familys name in the tumultuous borderlands. But his marriage will be one of convenience.
Lachlan has no time for the pain and betrayal of love, and his land and position must always come first. So even when the spirited thief he catches stealing his horse turns out to be breathtaking and appropriate he vows to marry her, bed her, but never love her.
Kenzie never wanted an arranged marriage, but to be forced to wed the domineering laird who catches her thieving from his lands is even worse. Feisty, strongwilled and determined to make her own way, Kenzie may have no choice but to agree to the marriage, but she will never give up her independence. Lachlan may own her body, but he will never own her heart.
Ms. Butler is skilled in building a believable love story for her realistic characters. I was drawn in, and once deeply entrenched in the highlands atmosphere, I came to understand and care for her flawed, yet redeemable lairds and lasses - Amazon reviewer