Excerpt: The Recruit by Monica McCarty + Giveaway

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Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits.
 
Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed.

The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Viki S.

    Thank you for the giveaway! Sounds really good.

  • Joanne B

    This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jane

    Congrats to Monica on the upcoming release. I love the Highland Guard series.

  • Xia T.

    I can’t wait for The Recruit! I love all of Monica McCarty’s books!

  • bn100

    Very nice excerpt.

  • Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I cannot wait to read this.

  • deb p

    Love this kind of story, thanks.

  • Susan T.

    I have this series on my TBR and am looking forwar to reading it soon.

  • Diane Sallans

    Loved the first books in this series. Just finished Monica’s first trilogy of the MacLeans and am now reading her Campbell trilogy. Monica brings so much of the real history of Scotland into her books – I really feel like I’m learning a lot about the times.

  • JanD

    Sexy cover!

  • Maureen

    Monica McCarty writes some wonderful Scottish romances and this looks like another good one.