Claimed by a Highlander
By Margaret Mallory
The Douglas Legacy #2
Och! This was better than the first book which was pretty dang good.
Sybil is the wild child of the Douglas sisters. She’s lived most of her life at Court and the males of her family raised her to be able to navigate the scheming and maneuvering of the nobles But thanks to her brothers lofty ambitions and his open cheating on the queen, Sybil’s family has fallen out of favor with the queen. No, that’s not quite right. The queen hates her brother and needs to take her anger out on someone. Sybil is the only Douglas sibling currently unprotected because her brothers left the country without even thinking about her safety.
Just as the queen’s soldiers are coming for her, a gorgeous but huge Highlander stands in front of her to tell her that her brother had gambled her away in a card game eight years ago and signed a marriage contract to the Highlander. She can either take her chances with the Highlander or face the queen’s wrath which will probably end in death. She takes the easy choice and rides off with the Highlander. She can always ditch him later.
There were so many twists and turns and complex workings going on on this book that I couldn’t possibly explain it all. I was thoroughly engrossed in the story and the romance took my heart on the ride right along with Sybil and Rory.
Once again, there were many villains who were just asking for a dagger in their throats. The author makes me love to hate these creeps.
I read all the way through without sleeping so I’m a little delirious. I better go to bed now.