Release day: The Protector
Today is the official release of The Protector by Allison Butler (book 1, Highland Brides) (ebook, Escape Publishing). Here’s the blurb:
Heiress of clan Gordon, Mairi has been given a gift: the choice of her husband. Her father has found three worthy suitors and each is coming to the Keep. She will spend time with every man and make her decision. But love is not a luxury Mairi allows herself: she is driven by duty, driven by the memory of the failure eleven years earlier that cost her father everything. She will choose a worthy husband, one who will serve the clan wisely, and take nothing for herself – especially not the dark-haired stranger tasked with her protection while she makes her decision.
Lowlander Duff may not know his origins, but he knows how to wield his sword. Granted one year’s leave from his duties to the Elliot Clan, Duff travels to the Highlands in search of his past. Instead he finds an arrogant beauty in need of rescue. Impressing her father, the head of clan Gordon, he is named her temporary protector and must keep her safe as she is courted by three potential husbands. What Duff doesn’t expect is the low hum of jealousy and the rising wave of attraction that makes protecting Mairi easy, but keeping his distance impossible.
Allison dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
The Protector is book 1 in my new Highland Brides series, about three Lowland warriors from my Borderland Brides series, who travel to the Highlands in search of their origins. The Protector is Duff and Mairi’s story and is about his quest, her choice and a powerful attraction that threatens Mairi’s unwavering sense of duty and Duff’s unshakable honour.