Highland Rising by Anna Markland
This story is much less traumatic than the other stories in the series, which is a wonderful change. It still has suspense, intrigue, romance and angst. When Gray returns from Edinburgh after being gone for 3 years, he thinks that Faith would have outgrown her hero worship of him, but that's not the case. And when he is affected by her he shocked. Faith is anxious to see him again, hoping that she can win his heart, but soon discovers that it might be too late, he is practically betrothed to Maeghan, the daughter of his mentor. Gray is torn about what to do, he wants to marry Faith, but doesn't know if he'll be allowed to walk away from Maeghan. Soon after Gray gets home he is ordered to go spy on, then report on, The Rising forces. It's decided that Faith will accompany him on this mission, posing as his wife. Which gives them a chance to get to know each other again. Gray soon realizes that he's in love with Faith and will do anything to have her. The danger they're in worries him, though Faith proves herself to be strong and capable. Their story is romantic and sweet.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.