Campbell’s Redemption (Highland Pride #3) by Sharon Cullen
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Synopsis: Seduction betrays two Scottish patriots in Sharon Cullen’s sweeping Highland Pride romance—sure to thrill readers of Maya Banks and Monica McCarty—as a widowed young healer teaches a stubborn chieftain to trust his heart.
Like his ancestors, Iain Campbell, the Marquess of Kerr, swears loyalty to whichever government happens to be in power. Privately, however, he despises the British for the slaughter following the Battle of Culloden and finds himself playing a dangerous game of deception. When he defends a fellow Scot under cloak of darkness, Iain is wounded and must put his life in the hands of a mysterious healer. The prickly, bewitching woman saves him with her touch, though she denies Iain the pleasure of a smile from her sensuous lips—which only makes him want her all the more.
Cait Campbell has no fondness for the marquess and his political machinations. Now he makes a treacherous patient, since Cait is harboring Jacobite fugitives in her cellar. But with Iain confined to bed rest, Cait sees another side of the fierce warrior. How can she hate a man whose eyes sparkle in candlelight, a man whose voice stirs her soul? She soon discovers that he loves the Scottish people deeply—and, despite her painful intuitions, Cait is tempted to let Iain love her, too.
Review: Iain Campbell has been portrayed as a traitor to Scotland, and he has been ok with that role because it has allowed him to spy for Scotland and work from behind enemy lines to protect the Scotish way of life.
Cait is a woman who has known one tragic loss after another and she lives on the very edge of Campbell land content to not be apart of life and all of its highs and lows. She has also done her part to fight for Scotland. When Campbell brings an injured man to her door, she can’t turn them away, she is the local healer after all. But she hates Campbell and all he stands for. She blames him for her husband’s death 4 years prior. But Iain refuses to leave, so she is stuck with allowing the Laird of Campbell to sleep in her barn where he witnesses Cait aid in smuggling refugees. He is intrigued by her. He is drawn to her, but he also feels guilty for her husband’s death. She is also drawn to him more and more as time passes. She starts to see the man underneath the façade.
Together they explore their attraction, protect the people on Campbell land, work against the English, and in the end learn that together love is possible and that she doesn’t have to be afraid of taking that leap of faith and loving once more. But when she is attacked, and he takes the blame for a murder, will Cait’s leap of faith fall flat even before they have a chance to live and love each other? Will she have to bury yet one more person she has grown to love?
I enjoyed their adventure. It was passionate, emotional, they had some great heated arguments, and his strong desire to win her love and trust was beautiful to watch play out.
This was a NetGalley donated book in exchange for an honest review.