Newly revised! New editor!
**WARNING** Mature content- Contains references to abuse and a previous rape that may be disturbing for some readers.
Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother’s cruelty ever since her parents’ death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent.
Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn’t realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers’ horrid treatment?
This is a stand-alone novel-no cliffhangers. It is first in a series of eight novels.
Connie on Goodreads wrote:
I loved this book from the first chapter. I could not put it down. I loved the strength of Madeline and the gentleness of Alex. This is a must read..Now I am off to read book 2.
I love this series. I started in the middle and read back to the beginning. Now I need to finish the rest of the series. Each book is a super stand-alone but I like the interplay between the books. Keira develops wonderful characters with interesting back stories. She adds in a colorful plotline to end up with the best story we can enjoy.