A hardened army major, Gabriel Forrester unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and huge estate in Scotland where he matches wits with Fiona Blackstock, the woman overseeing his new holdings who has her own ideas how a home should feel.
Wild at heart
Major Gabriel Forrester is an English soldier to the bone, more at home on a muddy battlefield than in any society drawing room. When he learns that a distant uncle has died, leaving him to inherit not only his title but his many estates, Gabriel is ready to conquer his new life—locked and loaded. But one of his holdings happens to be a great Scottish castle rumored to be cursed…right down to its striking, headstrong steward, a raven-eyed lass named Fiona Blackstock.
Like any good Highlander, Fiona is wary of the English. The new Duke of Lattimer is no exception. He is far too attractive for Fiona’s comfort, for one thing. The other: His rights to the ruined castle is a travesty, since it’s been Maxwell clan property for ages. As the two enter a heated battle of wills, an unexpected passion blazes into a love as fierce as the Highlands themselves. Is Fiona strong enough to resist her enemy’s advances—or is Gabriel actually her hero in disguise?
St. Martin’s Press