Coffee Time Romance & More





ISBN# 978-0-06-112210-1
January 29, 2008
AVON (Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
384 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 5 Cups


Gordon Lachlan knows the Sword of MacKenna is revered throughout the Highlands. He has a plan to have the sword in his possession. He will kidnap Constance, take ownership of the sword and free his people, but he may have met his match once he has the captivating, headstrong vixen in his arms.

Miss Constance Cameron is a pupil at Madame Lavaliere’s Academy for Young Women. She is not happy that her overbearing sister is trying to get her married off. She does not wish to be married. Instead, she wishes escape and tonight at the dance, she plans to flee.

The Sword or MacKenna wields power and Gordon wishes the sword to throw the English out of Scotland. His only hope is kidnapping Constance and using her as ransom. As a wanted man, his men believe the soldiers could recognize him but it is a chance he must take. His chance is during the dance. Constance has had enough of Scotland, as well as her overbearing sister, Charlotte. The dance is her only way of diversion. When no one is looking, especially the heeded Headmistress, she plots her escape but Gordon beats her to the jump. The moment he is able to whisk her away, the fight begins. This stranger is most handsome and makes her knees weak but she has no time to give that thought. There is an air about her that sends an unsettling motion to his heart, but he has no time for that, he is on a mission. As both fight for something they desire, the sword, and her freedom, it appears their heated battles could give them more strength if they joined forces but their stubborn hearts continue to keep them at bay.

In The Highlander’s Bed is a class act read. It grips from the first page. Gordon and Constance are powerful characters. I loved the way they match wits and their antagonism when they are at odds. This story practically sent chills all through my body, it is that good. Cathy Maxwell skillfully pens an extraordinary tale that took this reader to paradise and back. The banter is expertly created between Constance and Gordon as well as their sensual scenes as it captivates the reader. The secondary characters, especially Gordon’s men, really add great elements to the storyline. With intrigue, excitement, sensual passion and non-stop action, if you read any book this year, I highly recommend In The Highlander’s Bed. I loved this book!

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