IN THE WARRIOR’S BED
ISBN-13: 978-0-7582-3465-0, 10: 0-7582-3465-1
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Rating: 3 Cups
Seventeenth century Scotland can be a very dangerous place for many unwanted daughters, and no one has felt this more than Bronwyn McQuade. Her father, Laird Erik McQuade, is a vicious and greedy man, who considers her nothing more than a servant under his command.
It is common practice for marriages to be a matter of building alliances, but Cullen McJames has no delusions that marrying a McQuade could actually bring peace. However he will do everything in his power to end decades of fighting between the bordering clans, even if it means stealing his bride.
The chance encounter between Bronwyn and Cullen may have left them both with an aching desire for more, but it also ignites the fury of the McQuade Laird. Decades of hating the McJames clan comes to a head with McQuade’s very public humiliation of his daughter, and he secretly delights in the fact that it is all playing right into his hands. Cullen’s reputation is sullied right along with Bronwyn’s, and he has only one recourse - marriage. Bronwyn will become his bride, and God help any who stand in his way.
The setting and background for these characters is beautifully described and very well developed. The characters themselves are also exciting and more than hold your interest, but it is their personalities that I find objectionable. I am not at all fond of Cullen’s coercion of Bronwyn, even though in her heart she wants him as much as he wants her. I personally feel their love story could be just as intense and involved without that aspect.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More