Book Cover: Highland Ruse
Part of the Mercenary Maidens series:

Kaid MacLeod couldn’t protect his clan from an unimaginable slaughter that killed his father and many of his people. He knows retaliation will only bring more death to his people, but if he does nothing, the massacres will continue. His clan is growing angry and all seems lost…until Kaid discovers his nemesis’s betrothed will be traveling through Scotland. Abducting her will give him the leverage he desperately needs to end the slaughter and bring peace to his clan.

Delilah Canterbury is not the highborn daughter of a noble, nor is she by any means wealthy, she’s merely pretending to be a Scottish laird’s betrothed as a means of bringing justice to the man rumored to seek vengeance. Beautifully dressed and ready to succeed on her first mission alone, Delilah is more than she seems…she’s a trap.

Matters get complicated as the truth behind their intentions come to light, especially when a sizzling attraction blossoms between them. With so many lives on the line, and loyalties pledged, will Kaid be able to save his people? And can their love survive the lies and ultimate betrayal?

Reviews:RT Book Reviews on https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/highland-ruse wrote:

Fans of swashbuckling, high-drama adventure and romance are sure to revel in the second entry in the Mercenary Maidens series. With an empowered heroine and tormented hero, a high degree of sensuality and a fast-moving plot, readers are sure to be satisfied from beginning to end. The added mystery and contemporary theme of addiction enhance the story so it truly resonates with readers.

Delilah Canterbury is the forgotten child of a large family who believes she will rise in King James’ court. When her dreams are dashed, she finds herself in a new role as a mercenary maiden trained in the arts of espionage. On her first assignment she is to pose as Lady Elizabeth, Laird Mackenzie’s betrothed. Kaid MacLeod couldn’t protect his clansmen from MacKenzie’s attacks, but he can abduct his enemy’s betrothed to bargain for peace. As his captive, Delilah is prepared to betray Kaid until she learns the truth behind his motives. Love slowly grows, but with so many lives on the line is their love doomed?