A lass tortured by the past. A warrior who’s sworn never to love again.
Ashlyn was a wee lassie of eight summers when her mother brought her and her sister to live in the safety of Clan Grant. But despite the love and acceptance of her adoptive clan, Ashlyn is plagued by the past. Her continual nightmares—and her hatred of lads who hurt lasses—drive her to join the search for Ranulf MacNiven, an abuser of women. Ashlyn’s skills with the bow and her knowledge of MacNiven make her a natural fit for the mission, so her uncle, Chief Alexander Grant, gives her permission to join them, on one condition: she will be sent with a protector.
Magnus never thought he would marry again after losing his beloved wife, but Ashlyn Grant is one of a kind. Her fiery nature creates an answering fire within him, and he longs to soothe her hurts and help heal her soul. When his chief assigns him to protect Ashlyn, he is determined to do his job well, even though the lass will not let him touch her, let alone protect her.
To their mutual surprise, the more time Magnus spends with Ashlyn, the more he gets through to her. But can two people who are determined not to fall in love hope to forge a future together?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This deserves more than 5 Stars!!
What a well rounded and completely fantastic story for Ashlyn and Magnus. I have followed both clan's stories since the very beginning and none have ever disappointed me. I fell in love with Ashlyn and Gracie in Journey to the Highlands, which was Caralyn and Robbie Grant 's story. These children went through so much that your heart ached for them. I am so happy this author has decided to write the stories of the Grant's and Ramsay's children who are now adults. I would recommend, to fully understand Ashlyn, that you read Journey to the Highlands first.
Ashlyn and Magnus...wow what a wonderful and complex story. Ashlyn cannot stand to be touched by anyone, only her closet family. She trusts very few men and there are very valid reasons for this. She has been training for a long time because she wants to go on a mission with the Grant warriors. Her Laird, Alex Grant, grants her wish with one condition....that Magnus will...
I remember when Ashlyn was brought into the series in Journey To The Highlands. That surprising is one of my least favorite books in the series but when I seen Ashlyn was getting her own story I wanted to see how the little girl you cringed for turned out. I tell you they feel like family or friends these characters and to be able to pop in without a phone call and see whats going on is cool. If you read Robbie and Caralyn's story in book 4 your heart wept for Ashlyn and younger sister Gracie. Ash was such a fierce protector for Gracie. The little scamp gave up the only food she had and would starve herself to save her sister. Later in the story they get abducted and the scene flashed back in my head like I just read the book. The poor little darlings were so pathetic in how they were kept. If you haven't read that book don't worry because Montclair will fill you in this book so it's only necessary to read the previous books if you want to see their beginnings. The great Alex is back...
Another 5 star book from Kiera Montclair. I've love the series so far and this book was a great addition to it.
Ashlyn, step neice to Alex Grant leader of the Grant clan led a rough life before she, her mother and her younger sister joined the clan. She still has nightmares but doesn't remember what they are about. She also does not like or trust men nor let them touch her. She is joining a group of Grant warriors traveling to see the king to discuss an enemy that is getting ready to terrorize the Highlands but the only way her uncle Alex will let this happen is if Magnus travels as her protector.
Magnus has suffered the loss of his wife and child in childbirth and is a gentle giant, he will protect Ashlyn with his life but he will need to touch her at times for her own safety. Are these touches going to remain for her safety alone and will she grow to allow it and like it? What is causing her nightmares and will the truth of what happened to her as a child...
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