‘Are we done now?’ she asked. ‘I have more to read and you are in the way.’
The key to his past…
…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?
Well. Here we are. The final part of the Lochmore Legacy. I really can’t believe it’s finished. This series has been wonderful from start to finish. I will be doing a separate post to somehow bring together all my thoughts on this series, and this will include the epilogue at the end of Secrets of a Highland Warrior.
So. Secrets of a Highland Warrior. The last book in the Lochmore Legacy series, but in a way, it’s the start of the mystery. It is a marriage of convenience/enemies to lovers story, but it’s also not that straightforward. The McCrieffs and Lochmores have been enemies for generations, and this enmity has recently been exacerbated by the grant of ‘McCrieff land’ to the Lochmores by Edward I of England. The McCrieffs have ignored all Lochmore communication about this, and as a last resort, Clan heir Rory Lochmore goes to the McCrieff stronghold. Once there, it becomes clear that this ‘visit’ has been engineered by Frederick McCrieff, second in command to the Clan Chief, so that he can arrange a marriage between his daughter, Ailsa, and Rory.
I loved this book! It’s got everything: danger, secrets, intrigue, mystery, romance, complications, warring Scottish clans, an absolute dream of a hero …..
Ailsa McCrieff is a wonderful heroine. She’s the clan healer, caring, sensible, and very intelligent. However, she’s certainly no pushover – she’s also very feisty and wields a mean set of shears! She’s a perfect match for Rory.
Rory Lochmore is a pure dream of a hero. He’s strong, muscular, gentle, and thinks on his feet. Yet, underneath all this, he’s also very insecure. However, these insecurities don’t detract from his attraction, rather they add to it.
I first came across Nicole Locke through her ‘Lovers & Legends’ series, and in Rory and Ailsa’s story, she’s brought all the things I love about her books. There’s lots of snark, sparring, banter, and warring between the couple. Her wonderful descriptions, accurate sense of the age, clan life and warfare, her ability to weave in a sense of intrigue, and danger, all combine to build up tension, heighten our emotions, and serve up a truly satisfying read.
Nicole Locke is the author of Harlequin Mills and Boon Lovers and Legends and The Lochmore Legacy series.