Excerpt (+ a Giveaway): The Recruit by Monica McCarty

Posted October 19, 2012 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 15 Comments

Today we have an excerpt (click the widget to read) of Monica McCarty‘s The Recruit to share with you.

Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits.

Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed.

The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?

Giveaway alert: We have one copy of The Recruit to give away. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you think of Highlanders for a chance to win. Please note: this contest is open to residents of the US only. You must include a valid email address with your comment to be eligible. Contest ends 10/19/2012 @ 11:59pm.

 This book is available from Ballantine. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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15 responses to “Excerpt (+ a Giveaway): The Recruit by Monica McCarty

  1. I loved the review, this books sounds great. I have read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, this makes me want to read the rest 🙂

  2. I love Highlanders. There’s something about the kilts and the accent along with them being sexy and passionate. Yum!


  3. Chelsea B.

    Highlanders are boss. Seriously. No other accent can beat that brogue 😉


  4. Love them brawny highlanders! I’m sure they’ll keep any woman warm during cold Scottish Highlands winter nights. 😉

    ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. gamistress66

    love highlanders — passionate, sexy, caring. just all sorts of good things you want in a hero 🙂
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. I really enjoyed the review of your latest book. I also think that the cover is amazing.

    I think that Highlanders are sexy, strong and loyal. I also love and enjoy reading Highlander romance. I drool over the hunky Highlanders in their kilts, brandishing their swords and claymores. I love to roam their castles with them, tearfully wave them off to battle, and eventually end up in their bed. lol

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

  7. What I think about Highlanders is one word..LOVE. I love how brawny and tough they are. Definitely an alpha male. Not mention the accent I imagine in my head while reading about them. Definitely swoon worthy.


  8. Jane

    I love Monica’s Highland Guard series. Hard not to appreciate a Highlander’s burr.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  9. love ’em 🙂 Ever since I was introduced to them by Julie Garwood, I’ve always had a soft spot for the highland boys 😉

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