cover image Highland Heat

Highland Heat

Mary Wine, Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4022-3739-3

In 2010's Highland Hellcat, Deirdre Chattan took a lover, who used her and cast her aside. This dramatic and vivid sequel, set in 1439, opens with Deirdre in a convent, atoning for her sin. When Joan Beaufort, widow of King James I, seeks sanctuary in the convent, Deirdre disguises herself as the queen and sets out to draw away her pursuers. Quinton Cameron, earl of Liddell and a friend of Deirdre's father, captures her, discovers the subterfuge, and decides to keep her in custody so he can seduce her. Determined never to trust a man or her own passionate nature, Deirdre tries to resist her attraction to gruff yet gentle Quinton. Scorching love scenes threaten to set the sheets aflame as Deirdre's sparring with Quinton creates the perfect romantic tension for their lusty affair. (Mar.)