The Outlaw's Bride by Jayne Castel
This is a gripping, action packed, intense and dramatic story. Lachlann Fraser is cold, stubborn and unscrupulous. Adaira MacLeod is strong, brave, determined, naive, fierce and spunky. The clans have been feuding since Adaira's father stole Lachlann's stepmother from his father. Lachlann was being held prisoner in the MacLeod dungeon, with no hope of getting out. Until Adaira's father betrothed her to a monster, and she decided to run away. It was decided that Adaira and her brother-in-law would break Lachlann out so that he could escort Adaira to relatives on the main land. But Lachlann decided that it was more important to return home so that his brother couldn't usurp his place as heir. As soon as they arrived the Fraser locked Adaira up. Then he decided that as part of his revenge against the MacLeod he would marry Adaira. Lachlann refused to do anything to help her. Unfortunately, they both had developed feelings for each other, so while Adaira had her heart ripped out, Lachlann refused to feel anything. The story is full of angst and suspense, and it grabs your attention and keeps it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.