cover image My Fair Highlander

My Fair Highlander

Mary Wine. Kensington/Brava, $14 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-7582-4207-5

Wine (Highland Heat) turns in another solid Highlands historical. Jemma Ramsden, sister of a baron, is upset that her brother is considering letting Gordon Dwyre, the Scottish Lord Barras, court her. After Jemma encounters a band of English knights and they threaten to rape her, she is rescued by none other than Gordon, who insists on keeping her safe at his castle. As Jemma becomes accustomed to life at the castle, she embraces her attraction to Gordon despite the bitterness of his former mistress. Richly evocative love scenes fill the pages as Gordon and Jemma must make the decision to move from courtship to a more permanent union. The sizzling romance is enhanced by well-crafted characters, the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and 1540s political intrigue. (Aug.)