cover image Highland Betrayal: The Sons of Gregor MacLeod, Book 3

Highland Betrayal: The Sons of Gregor MacLeod, Book 3

Alyson McLayne. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4926-5456-8

McLayne’s delightful third 15th-century Sons of Gregor MacLeod novel (after Highland Conquest) is a dramatic mix of adventure, danger, and sex. Laird Callum MacLean is betrothed to resourceful and independent Maggie MacDonnell but has not seen her in three years. Callum’s father was murdered, and Callum is single-mindedly focused on finding the killer. After traveling to MacDonnell Castle, Callum is disturbed to learn that Maggie’s brother and laird, Ross, heartbroken over the death of his wife and child, is drinking himself to death. Maggie’s nefarious cousin Irvin is determined to take over the clan and marry Maggie against her will. When Callum departs to resume his quest, Maggie refuses to stay behind and makes a daring escape, joining Callum and his men for the treacherous journey back to MacLean territory. The magnetism between Callum and Maggie is highly alluring as she must decide whether she trusts him enough to make a future with him. The trek through the Highlands adds intensity to this tale of multifaceted characters and sizzling sensuality. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Aug.)