Islaen MacRoth was raised with eleven brothers so all romantic notions were dowsed with a good dose of pragmatism early on. Nevertheless, when Islaen lays eyes on sir Iain Machagan she knows he is the man for her. When the king of Scotland arranges a marriage between them, she is happy but fully aware that her betrothed is not as enthusiastic as she is. For Islaen this just means she will have to wear Iain down with all the love and desire she feels for him.
For Sir Iain the vivid scar on his cheek reminds him to guard his heart and watch his back for the enemy who dogs his heels. He reluctantly weds at the king’s command but refuses to jeopardize the life of his young wife. Sharing his heart would only hurt them both. But Iain did not count on the well-spring of hidden strength in his delicate looking bride. How is a man supposed to defend himself against the passion his wife rouses in him?
Highland Wedding, previously published under the title Promised Passion is a prime example of Hannah Howell at her very best: sensual, exciting, realistic characters you will grow to care for.