The Raider (Highland Guard Series #8)THE RAIDER


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Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval Scotland)

Series: Highland Guard #8

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley

  • Series: Highland Guard
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345543939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345543936


After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart.
Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation—a battle he badly wants to lose.

Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape.  Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance—before it’s too late?



THE RAIDER by Monica McCarty is an exciting Scottish Medieval Historical Romance. #8 in the “Highland Guard” series, but can be read as a stand alone. What a series!! Visit the author’s website for a list of the previous titles. Who doesn’t love those hard, sexy, fierce Highlanders, and these legendary warriors are no different until, that is, that are felled by their traitorous hearts….

Meet, Robert “Raider” Boyd, aka, Robbie, one of Robert the Bruce’s fierce, most formidable, elite Highland Guard warriors and the English Lady who captures his heart and helps heal is wounded soul, Lady Rosalin Clifford.

Together they must face hardships, struggles, trust, and their own hearts. As passion ignites and passion does ignite, for you see Lady Rosalin is the Raider’s worst enemy’s sister and now his hostage. Six years prior, Lady Rosalin saved Robbie from her brother. They have a strong attraction for each other, but Robbie holds tight to his heart and his revenge, for he has lost everything and everyone dear to him. While, Rosalin knows nothing of struggles or survival but she soon learns how the Scots have had to struggle to survive.

A powerful tale of love, woe, hardship and the power of true love. Loved it! Ms. McCarty draws readers into her stories and holds them in awe. If you enjoy Scottish warriors, Medieval Scotland, romance, and passion, than you will enjoy “The Raider”. You don’t want to miss a moment of this powerful, exciting, awe- inspiring series! A must read!! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More