The Striker

Monica McCarty
The Striker
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Publisher
Pocket Books
Release Date
November 2015
ISBN
9781501108709
Series
Book 10 of Highland Guard
Genre
Historical Romance

SUMMARY
New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty continues her Highland Guard series in this tenth steamy historical romance set against the sweeping backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.

When Eoin MacLean decides to fight with Robert the Bruce, he knows he will earn the enmity of his new bride's father, but he doesn't expect Margaret MacDowell, the spirited girl he's fallen in love with, to betray him. Blaming her—and himself for trusting her—for the disaster that led to the death of Bruce's two brothers, Eoin cuts her out of his heart and leaves her behind with no intention of ever coming back. But when Bruce puts him in charge of conquering the troublesome southwest province of Galloway—ruled by his wife's father—Eoin reconsiders. Especially after he learns that his treacherous wife who thinks him dead plans to remarry. That's one wedding he has no intention of missing.

Book Review by debra taylor (reviewer)
Dec 22, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
120 people found the following review helpful
THE STRIKER is one of the most amazing and heartwrenching novels in this series. I really loved this one!

This book is number ten in the series and most definitely my favorite story yet. The story opened in "present time" as Eoin was planning a surprise attack to capture the last greatest opposition to the Bruce crown. There was one complication though--Dugald MacDowell happens to be the father of Eoin's wife. This is where the story jumped back in time and showed how Eoin and Margaret fell in love, rushed into a marriage, and then made mistakes that tore them apart. This was a richly crafted and passionate story of young lovers torn between love, family, and loyalty. Their tumultuous love affair was tested by jealousy, suspicions, lies and betrayals. It was believed that Margaret had betrayed Eoin six years ago but then the story unfolded to reveal the truth. Still, certain things had me questioning if there could ever be a happy ending to this story...or even if I wanted one. Seriously.

As usual, Monica McCarty created a vivid romance that swept me into the story and kept me entertained from start to finish. She made me believe that the characters could be swept away by passion and maybe still regret their choice to be together. Eoin and Margaret suffered aplenty for their love, but I won't ruin anything by saying who made the worst mistakes. I will say this instead...good intentions weren't always enough.

I loved this book! Monica McCarty did a wonderful job on it and I recommend it to everyone. Can't wait to read The Rock! It's Five Flying Stars for THE STRIKER!
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