by Julie Johnstone
Can you recall your first kiss? What about your first love? Do you remember the tide of emotions that hit you when you first fell head over heels? Would you have risked everything for that person—your parent’s wrath, your planned future, possibly your life? What if you closed your eyes, took a leap of faith, had a brush with all-consuming love, and then everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, was ripped away from you? What if all you were left with was lies and betrayal? Could you forget or even forgive?
In my May 2 release of WHEN A SCOT GIVES HIS HEART, get prepared to travel back in time to Medieval Scotland during the period where the fight for the Scottish throne and dominance of the land is raging. My heroine, Marsaili Campbell is about to rebel by falling for a man her father will never agree to let her marry. As for my hero, Callum Grant, he has a duty to marry for the well-being of his clan, but the day he meets Marsaili, he chooses love over duty, never suspecting how steep the price will be.
Love touched them. Treachery divided them. One night of passion binds them.
Betrayed by her father, Marsaili Campbell risks her life to recover what he has stolen from her. But when she’s kidnapped and wagered away, she has no one to help her escape other than the very man she’s spent the past three years trying to forget—Highland warrior Callum Grant. She once gave her heart and her innocence to the handsome Scot, only to regret her naive decisions. Still, with more enemies than she can battle alone, she needs an ally, even if she must hide the truth of her circumstances from him.
Laird Callum Grant thrust his clan into war for the love of a woman, only to lose her forever. But when the woman he believed dead appears at his clan’s tourney in dire trouble, there’s no denying Marsaili has been alive all this time. With his clan weakened from the years of raids and battles, however, he cannot afford to do anything that would ruin the betrothal he’s made to secure his clan’s future. Yet he can’t turn away from the woman who once beguiled him body and soul.
As Callum and Marsaili embark on a dangerous journey, each touch, each look, each clash of wills reignites their desire in an all-consuming inferno. But the secret Marsaili keeps and the duty that shackles Callum are threatening to destroy them. That is, unless they can learn that love, once truly given, is unbreakable.