Since her adoption by peasants of the Ogilvie Clan, Roses has been marked as an outsider. Her fair hair and golden complexion set her apart, as does a mysterious tattoo she keeps hidden at all costs. So when Laird Ogilvie corners her with an indecent proposal, Roses has no ties to stop her from fleeing. Outcast and alone, her escape across the Highlands is interrupted by Wilkie Mackenzie, the wild and handsome brother of nearby Clan Mackenzie’s leader.
Wilkie is honor bound to marry into the family of a valuable ally. But when Roses sweeps him off his feet—literally—settling for an arranged match is no longer an option. Torn between duty and desire, Wilkie dedicates himself to Roses’s protection, but Laird Ogilvie knows her secret and will stop at nothing to steal Roses back. Now, these star-crossed lovers find themselves in a fight to defend both their hearts…and their lives.
- File Size: 475 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin HQN (December 18, 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
Recieved from Netgalley
Roses has been adopted into the Ogilive clan since she was 3 years old. She has a ink stamp on her back that is believed to be of a witch status. THe Laird of Ogilive kills her father and mother and tries to take her as his mistress. When Roses stabs him she flees to the north. As she gets hungry she spies the MacKenzie’s land. All she wants is the fruit she has heard about when she is spied by a man who starts to run after her. After they both hurt each other and Wilkie finds out Roses is a girl and Roses finds out Wilkie is the 2nd brother of the Mackenzie’s things start to fly.
This was a wonderful read of protection, love, scandal and a family that takes in a girl that has a big secret. Wilkie takes a big interest in Roses and wants her by his side. Roses tries to keep her ink stamp covered as she loves the MacKenzie’s and doesn’t want them to turn her out.
The characters and the setting are right on. You find yourself imagining you among the clan.
An author I would read again.