How unlikely is it for a strong Scottish lass to fall in love with a hardened British army officer? Extremely. Fortunately for Fiona Blackstock and Major Gabriel Forrester, their love lives are in the capable hands of bestselling historical romance author Suzanne Enoch, and a happily-ever-after just might be in their future in Hero in the Highlands, the first delightful installment in the No Ordinary Hero series.
A seasoned soldier with bravery in his blood and boldness to match, Gabriel lives for the fight. But when he suddenly inherits not only a title but a number of holdings as well—including a ducal seat, the cursed Lattimer castle in the Scottish Highlands—he’s forced to leave the battle against Napoleon’s men in Salamanca and see to his new duties across the channel. The turn of events is even less welcome news to the castle’s acting steward, Fiona Blackstock, who has kept the keep and its people from sinking into poverty with hardly any help. The last thing she needs is a man mucking about—and a British one at that,
When the two meet, sparks of all sorts fly, the enigmatic pull that each feels toward the other being the most notable. Though life away from the army has never held any interest for Gabriel, Fiona’s fiery temperament and deep devotion to the castle and her people stirs him in a way that speaks to his own sense of duty and honor. As for Fiona? She’d rather fail in her role as steward than give her heart to a Redcoat—or so she once believed. Gabriel’s charm and respect for her captures her attention, but it’s his growing love for the land and his newly acquired castle that keeps her captivated.
Sensuous, witty and replete with Scottish dialect that adds to the ambiance, beauty and lure of the Highlands, Enoch’s latest is an accomplished love story. Even more, it’s one that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page—and that’s a romance not to be missed.