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Part of the Mercenary Maidens series:

From USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin comes a thrilling Scottish Historical Romance featuring a female assassin on the hunt to find the men that slaughtered her family.

After years of training under the mysterious woman she knew only as My Lady, Sylvi is no closer to finding the man with half an ear that brought about the murder of everyone in her family. Now a skilled assassin guiding a network of spies of her own, she has every resource she could want. She just hasn't found her mark.

On a new assignment, Sylvi's blade misses its target, but for a change, she is grateful. Her subject, Ian, isn't just uncommonly skilled and roguishly handsome—he may know exactly where her family's murderers are.

Now unlikely allies, Sylvi will have to keep Ian close enough to get the information she needs. So close, that she fails to protect her own vulnerable heart. As she and Ian become lovers, she wonders: is a trustworthy ally? Or will he be her downfall?

Publisher: Diversion Books
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?

Mercenary Maidens
Part of the Mercenary Maidens series:
Editions:Paperback: $ 14.99 USD
ISBN: 9781682302958
Size: 5.40 x 8.50 in
Pages: 354
ePub: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: 9781682302941

Connor Grant is in search of a lady. Not a bride, but a woman to become a skillful and seductive spy in the service of King James. In addition to being the King’s personal assassin, Connor heads a group of female spies who aid him in his work, women with nothing left to lose.

Ariana Fitzroy is the perfect mark. Destitute, orphaned, and completely alone, she’s missed her chance at an advantageous match at court and cheats at cards to survive. When Connor catches her in the act, he threatens to expose her, unless she joins his elite roster of spies.

She agrees and is whisked away to a deserted Scottish castle to begin her training. Ariana quickly takes to her lessons in seduction, deception, and hand-to-hand combat, but less easy to fight are her feelings of lust toward the ruggedly handsome Connor, feelings she suspects may be reciprocated.

When Connor recruits her help on a mysterious task, the pair must work together to track a dangerous target. But Ariana suspects Connor isn’t telling her everything―not just about the mission, but also about his past. Will the secrets between them threaten their mission? And will they be able to fight their attraction as they wonder who they can trust?

Reviews:RT Book Reviews wrote:

The first of Martin’s Mercenary Maidens will intrigue readers seeking a story filled with a large cast of characters, plenty of adventure and heated love scenes. Martin showcases her talent for storytelling as this fast-paced tale moves from one adventure to another.

Publisher's Weekly wrote:

Martin opens the Mercenary Maidens series with this appealing romance set in the early days of the Stuart dynasty...A solid thread of teamwork and family, provided by the strong supporting cast of Ariana’s fellow spies, underlies the romance between Ariana and Connor, creating a community that will surely thrive as the series continues.