Cain Sinclair has a plan. In order to finally bring peace to his clan, he will wed the young female chief of their greatest enemy. Only problem: capturing her and forcing her back to Sinclair castle doesn’t exactly make her want to say yes. Ella Sutherland may be clever, passionate, and shockingly beautiful, but what she isn’t is willing.
Every attempt Cain makes to woo her seems to backfire on him. A gift? The kitten practically claws his eyes out. A competitive game of chess? Even when he wins, he loses. It seems the only time the two ever see eye to eye is when they’re heating up Cain’s bed. Still, the only thing Ella truly wants is the one thing he cannot offer her: freedom.
But when Cain discovers she’s been harboring a secret—one that could threaten both clans’ very existence—he’ll have to decide between peace for the Sinclairs or the woman who’s captured his heart.
* * I HAD BEEN GIVEN AN ADVANCE READERS COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW * *
I have not been one for historical romance books in the past but this one seemed to catch my eye.
Strong women in history to me are normally dipicted that way because the men allow it. In this case Ella earned it. She is a strong female lead that I love because she is human and did not let he past or upbringing keep her down.
There were many rumors passed between the two warring families and those are what keeps them at war once the two older men are dead. And watching those lies unravel and families pulling away for normal traditions was amazing.
It was a bit of a slower burn, but once I started I could not put it down. If you love Outlander, or Diana Gabaldon in any way I recommend this.