Synopsis ~ The Master of Strathburn
A sweeping, sexy Highland romance about a wanted Jacobite with a wounded soul, and a spirited Scottish lass on the run.
Robert Grant has returned home to Lochrose Castle in the Highlands to reconcile with his long-estranged father, the Earl of Strathburn. But there is a price on Robert’s head, and his avaricious younger half-brother, Simon, doesn’t want him reclaiming his birthright. And it’s not only Simon and the redcoats that threaten to destroy Robert’s plans after a flame-haired complication of the feminine kind enters the scene…
Jessie Munroe is forced to flee Lochrose Castle after the dissolute Simon Grant tries to coerce her into becoming his mistress. After a fateful encounter with a mysterious and handsome hunter, Robert, in a remote Highland glen, she throws her lot in with the stranger—even though she suspects he is a fugitive. She soon realizes that this man is dangerous in an entirely different way to Simon…
Despite their searing attraction, Robert and Jessie struggle to trust each other as they both seek a place to call home. The stakes are high and only one thing is certain: Simon Grant is in pursuit of them both…
April 16, 1746
Lochrose Castle, Strathspey, Scotland
“You’ve got a bloody nerve, Robert.”
“Aye, I do.” Robert Grant – the soon-to-be disinherited Master of Strathburn and Viscount Lochrose – squinted through the dark spots clustering his field of vision, trying in vain to focus on his sneering half-brother Simon. The bayonet wound across his shoulder-blade throbbed with such thought-stealing intensity, it was all he could do to stay seated upon his trembling, swearing horse. There was no way he would be able to dismount unassisted. He’d end up with his face firmly planted in the gravel of the forecourt.
“You can look you know. It’s not as bad as you think. I’m quite a good seamstress if I do say so myself.” [Loc 1738]
“I shot her. In the arm. Thought she was a deer.” [Loc 4127]
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