Highlander in Love

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Highlander in Love

By Julia London

Pocket Star Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743465083, 367pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

Description
The Lockhart brothers' quest for an ancient family heirloom has proved fruitless...and an unpaid loan has left them indebted to their rival, Payton Douglas. With no recourse, the Lockharts offer Payton their most valuable commodity: their sister Mared's hand in marriage.
Raised to despise the Douglas name, Mared outwardly agrees to the marital bargain for the sake of her family; secretly, she concocts a plan to ensure Payton will not wish to marry her. Seeing the handsome, virile laird Payton face-to-face, however, threatens a centuries-long enmity -- and awakens Mared's deepest desires. But she will not be swayed. Choosing to repay her family's debt by working as his housekeeper instead of wedding him, she finds herself inexorably drawn to the man she vowed to resist. Then a profound discovery changes everything....Now, no longer bound by a promise to her family, Mared must let her heart decide if the laird Payton is the enemy of past legend -- or if he holds the key to a future filled with a passion beyond her wildest dreams.


About the Author
Julia London grew up on a ranch in Canyon, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she joined the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., before landing a job at the White House as a policy wonk in the office of the nation s drug czar. She eventually returned to Texas, where she decided to try her hand at writing fiction after working for the local government proved to be a serious threat to her sanity. Fifteen years later, Julia is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher s Weekly bestselling author of more than a twenty-five romantic fiction novels, including the popular Desperate Debutantes, Scandalous, and The Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series. She is also the author of several contemporary women s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including the upcoming Homecoming Ranch Trilogy. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.


Praise For Highlander in Love

"Exquisitely romantic, lusciously sensual."

-- BOOKLIST