Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from The Highlander's Unexpected Proposal by Heather McCollum


About the Book

The Highlander's Unexpected Proposal
(The Brothers of Wolf Isle #1)
by Heather McCollum 

ebook, 150 pages
Published October 19th 2020 by Entangled: Scandalous
A lass begging to marry him might top the list of “oddest things to happen,” but Chief Adam Macquarie is desperate. And no matter how much he hates to do it, he’s not above lying to get what he wants. Starting with the fact that he just omitted the truth about the situation back at his home—where there are no women and only a handful of other people. Because he has a secret need for a wife himself, one she won’t be too happy about when she finds out.

Lark Montgomerie is thrilled the brawny chief agrees to save her from her drunken father’s machinations of wedding her off to the first fool that agrees. He’s easy on the eyes and no one can be worse than her current options. Now a new life awaits her, on an exciting Scottish isle no less, and nothing will dampen her spirits. That is, until she arrives in her new homeland and realizes more than a few things are amiss…


“I would speak to Lark alone,” Adam said, his warm hand wrapping around her clutched fist. It was solid but not rough.

“Ye are not taking her anywhere,” Fergus MacLeod said, pulling his sword.

Adam’s brother and an older man appeared, their swords drawn and their faces just as lethal as the glinting blades. Adam looked to Roylin. “Unless ye wish for your Beltane festival and all these other weddings to be tainted with the spilling of human blood, I suggest ye let me talk to Lark alone.”

Her father waved his hand at Adam. “Take her. Giles and Fergus, stand back.”

Lark walked off with him, the two of them tethered with his grasp. He stopped near three saddled horses and dropped her hand to turn to her. “Lass,” he said, searching her face, “I am a stranger to ye.”

“You said you need a wife. Well, your brother did.” She stared up into his darkly handsome face. His closed expression told her nothing of his thoughts. She inhaled. “And I am in need of an escape, one that is legal and binding.”

Adam grasped the back of his neck like he might have a pain there. “Ye need to know where I live was ill-used and needs hard work to make it fresh and thriving again.”

“I was raised on hard work.” Lord knows she was a servant more than a daughter all these years, even with her mother’s protection.

“The isle has few people on it,” he said, glancing past her.

She looked over her shoulder where Adam’s brother was having some heated words with Giles and Cameron. Time was moving quickly, and those two idiots might decide they would rather start a war than give up their prize.

“Privacy would be a pleasure,” she said, looking back to him.

“And I have brothers who—”

“I am used to large families.” She took a step closer, desperation making her bold. Her hands curled into his tunic as she looked up at him. She watched the lines of his face, and the tilt of his lips. “Will you beat me?” she asked.

He blinked, frowning deeper. “Never.”

“Do you get drunk most nights?”


She paused, searching his face for hesitation or lies, but she saw none. “Are you an honorable man?”

“I try to be.”

He didn’t sound like a liar, someone who would boast about their integrity.

“And you need a wife?”

He paused, watching her closely, and then glanced over toward his brother. “Aye.”

Lark yanked on his tunic, making him look back at her. “Then marry me, Adam Macquarie, and get me the hell out of here.”

About the Author  

 Heather McCollum is an award-winning, historical romance writer. With over twenty books published, she is an Amazon Best Seller and a Readers’ Choice winner.

The rugged beauty and rich history of Great Britain captivates Ms. McCollum each time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her stories since her very first book. 

When she is not creating vivid characters and settings, she spends her time educating women on the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. She is a survivor and resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. www.HeatherMcCollum.com

No comments:

Post a Comment

Due to time constraints we may not be able to personally respond to every comment made, but we do read and appreciate them all. 📚❤️🙂

✋ RBtWBC has a zero-tolerance policy for review harassment and author bashing. Such comments will be deleted at the the blog's discretion.