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The adventurer
Reding, Jaclyn.
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New York : Signet, [2002]

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314 pages ; 18 cm.
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Jaclyn Reding's The Pretender introduced readers to a hero who is a heartbreaker-ruthless, dangerous, and so sexy you'll want him for yourself (Catherine Coulter). Now the Highland Heroes series continues-when a fearless Lady becomes the prisoner of a living legend known as The Adventurer...
A crystal stone shrouded in myth has ended up in the hands of Isabella Drayton-which, in turn, thrusts Isabella into the arms of the darkest, fiercest member of the MacKay clan. She may be his prisoner. But it is he, the Adventurer, who is truly enslaved-by Isabella's beauty, spirit...and love.

Author Notes

Born in the Midwest, Jaclyn Reding makes her home in central Massachusetts with her husband, young son, and various other domestic creatures. In addition to writing, her passions include playing her flute very badly, haunting antique bookshops, and making a spectacle of herself by cheering very loudly at her son's hockey games.

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Booklist Review

Unaware that her parents have arranged a marriage for her, Lady Isabella Drayton is having a splendid time on her Paris holiday. She dines with the king at Versailles on her last night, and an enigmatic man gives her a necklace with an enchanted stone, telling her to guard it with her life and let it lead her to "the real MacAoidh." On her way back to England, Jacobite privateers capture her ship. Seeing the necklace and remembering its legend, they take Isabella to the remote, ancient fortress of Cape Wrath, Scotland, where Calum MacKay, also known as "the Adventurer," rescuer of banished Highland prisoners, is headquartered. Isabella's courage and spunkiness steal the hearts of Calum and his band of "hairy Scottish pirates," but even as she falls hopelessly in love with the roguish hero, the man her parents chose for her is searching for his missing fiancee. A fine Scottish plaid expertly woven of romance, history, and legends, the second book in Reding's Highland Heroes trilogy is sheer magic. Readers who enjoy such books as Connie Brockway's McClairen's Isle series and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander (1991) won't want to put this one down. --Shelley Mosley