Plaid to the Bone is the prequel novella in the Spirits of the Highlands series.
Title: Plaid to the Bone
Series: Spirits of the Highlands
Author: Mia Marlowe
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: August 2013
A Bride Comes to Bonniebroch
But Cait Grant is hardly dreaming of wedded bliss. As a duty to her father, she must marry Adam Cameron, laird of Bonniebroch. And then, because of a blood oath to her clan, she must murder him…
If only her new husband weren’t so devilishly handsome. If only she didn’t have to play the loving wife for one long, languorous month. If only she didn’t surrender to his softly sensual touch, she would be able to fulfill her oath. If only she didn’t fall in love…
Cait and Adam’s love story was a joy to read.
Marriages are not always welcomed as a love match in the 1500’s. Often they are politically based on territory or simply keeping the enemy close through marriage. Unfortunately for Cait and Adam this is how their marriage started out.
Although it was a marriage of convenience, Adam believed that in time and with mutual respect it could blossom into a deep affection, if not love for he and Cait. To this end he gave his new bride time to get to know him, or as much as he could considering how much he wanted her.
Cait, on the other hand, doesn’t expect much from this marriage at all. Except to become a widow rather quickly. After one month of marriage, Cait has made a promise to kill Adam. If she can now… dammit, why did she have to go and fall in love with him?
Who wins in the end?
It’s a short love story, so there is not a lot of time to develop Cait and Adam as fully as I would have liked. But with it’s magical touches, tormented love and triumph at the end it was a very good read that sets up the following novels in the series. (Plaid Tidings and Once Upon a Plaid)
Why? Because of the curse.
Plaid to the Bone is available at Amazon on the Kindle.