Alyson McLayne is a mom of twins and an award-winning writer of contemporary, historical and paranormal romance. She's also a dog lover and cat servant with a serious stash of dark chocolate. After getting her degree in theater at the University of Alberta, she promptly moved to the west coast where she worked in film for several years and met her prop master husband. Her self-published works in contemporary romance include her Santa Barbara Billionaire Bachelor series: How To Catch A Bride, How To Claim An Heiress, and How To Outplay A Player. How To Catch A Bride (formerly The Fabrizio Bride) was recently nominated for a RONE award. Please drop by for a visit at www.alysonmclayne.com and look her up on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AlysonMcLayne) or Twitter (@AlysonMcLayne).
McLayne perfectly balances the raw emotions and pent-up desire at the heart of the romance with the thrilling swordplay and castle intrigue readers expect from their Scottish historical romances. Deeply touching love story between a fierce leader and the timid woman who finds her own strength by standing up to him. - Kirkus Reviews This fourth book in McLayne's series (beginning with Highland Promise) continues to reveal the larger intrigue befalling the sons of Gregor MacLeod, while giving Gavin and Deirdre a dramatic love story of their own. - Library Journal McLayne delivers a highly emotional, deeply satisfying tale of deceit and revenge, longing and loneliness, and ultimately of forgiveness and love. It's a very fresh perspective in the world of Scottish Highland historicals. - BookPage