The Arrow by Monica McCarty
The talents of legendary marksman Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lay low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben.
A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention . . . and his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate’s identity is revealed?
Have I ever told you how much I love love love this series??? The first book in this series was a book club choice several years ago and I've been hooked ever since. I like the historical part (it's not too heavy) and the dedication that the Highlanders have towards their King and to their family name. My favorite thing about this story is that Cate has secrets of her own. I also love how Cate can push all of Gregor's buttons and drive him mad. It's a skill she should be proud of! As for Gregor, I do feel for him. I can't say I would know what to do if I were in his situation. Guardian vs Lover??? It's a tough call.
Seeing as my children continue to remind me that it's fall and cold weather is nearing. Take this opportunity to start this series. It's awesome!
5 chocolate dipped strawberries with out a doubt!