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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Review: The Arrow By Monica McCarty



             As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English-occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard. Fearless and indomitable, no men are more loyal to their king, or more cherished by the women they love.
     
The talents of legendary marksman Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lie low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown-up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben

     A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention . . . and his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate’s identity is revealed?

I thought this was a wonderful historical Scottish romance with lots of historical details that made it so interesting. Cate has been thru a lot in her young life and this is a great story of how she grows up and how she becomes a young woman. The funny things she does and how heartfelt they are, are so sweet and inspiring. Such a great storyline.

I just loved how Cate did some unusual things like combat training which was a no for women.  Then her taking in children that seem abandoned and why she did it was so unusual.  The romance was there and seeing it all unfold was terrific.  Will be reading more books by Monica McCarty for sure.