A Highland Guard Novel, Book 4
ISBN: 9780345528391/ 9780345531476
Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House Inc.
Rating: 5 Cups
Lachlan “Viper” MacRuairi is not known for his loyalty to one person but more to the purse that is attached to that person. When his job entails smuggling a countess out of a castle, Lachlan does not think twice.
Countess Isabella “Bella” MacDuff knows that by defying her country, she has sentenced herself to a death sentence by her own husband. But she will defy him and her king if it means making sure the rightful king sits on the throne.
Separated from the daughter she was forced to leave behind, Bella will risk everything to save her country from tyranny. Once the deed is done and Bruce is crowned, she is captured and imprisoned high above where others can mock and slander her. The whole time she is caged, Lachlan is searching for a way to retrieve her. Though he has sworn no loyalty to anyone, Bella has captured the one thing he thought has been dead all these years…his heart.
The Viper is one of those amazing books that capture your attention right from the get-go. The action, danger, brilliant settings, and bold characters are nonstop and lead the reader on a continuous journey that empowers the book’s very essence. Ms. McCarty has written a tale fit for a king that contains a woman determined to place the crown on the rightful person even if it means sacrificing herself to do so. I fell in love with this novel as I watched Lachlan transform from this deadly warrior willing to do anything for a price into a warrior willing to do anything for one woman. I have fallen in love with this series and I am determined to read each and every novel associated with it knowing that I will be just as fascinated with the others as I was with this one.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More