It's not often you find historicals set in the US, and most often they are set in the West. Here, though, we have a well-done historical romance set during the French and Indian War. Pamela Clare doesn't pretty things up, yet she also doesn't let that bog the story down. Er, what I mean is that you get a good sense that things aren't easy, yet there's a nice element of hope.
A hand-picked cadre of warriors, they had the fierce courage of their Scots forefathers, combined with the stealth and cunning of the Indians who lived beside them in the wilderness. Battling the French in no-holds-barred combat, they forged a new brand of honor, became a new breed of men…
Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He’d defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie’s sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret. Though he sensed she was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart. In love and war, there are times when the only course of action is… Surrender.
So...may I say that this was a very enjoyable read? I loved the romance and the setting and all the characters. And there are plenty of characters, yet they don't overshadow the main storyline, which is the romance. Annie has reason to distrust people, yet Iain and his men win her over. Hell, they won me over.
And the villains...without getting into plot spoilers, I'll just say I liked how the author handled things. She makes the ending believable and doesn't make the mistake of making everything perfect.
All in all, I'm very glad I had the chance to read this and will definitely be getting the rest of the series when it comes out.