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The Raider

Book 8, Highland Guard - A Highland Guard Novel

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After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart.

Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation—a battle he badly wants to lose.
Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape.  Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance—before it’s too late?

Praise for Monica McCarty and The Raider
“McCarty’s latest Highland Guard novel is a deeply moving and delightful read . . . once again proving that McCarty is a master storyteller.”RT Book Reviews
“Monica McCarty is an absolutely superior author! Her Highland Guard series has to be one of the absolute best Highland series out there! Fun, fast paced, fact driven and totally fantastic!”Bodice Rippers
“A powerful tale of love, woe, hardship and the power of true love . . . If you enjoy Scottish warriors, Medieval Scotland, romance, and passion, then you will enjoy The Raider. . . . A must-read!”My Book Addiction Reviews
“If you are a fan of historical romance, or any romance for that matter, you will want to not only read The Raider, but the entire Highland Guard series. It is just that good!”Coffee and Characters
“A stimulating romance with a rich historical setting, a conflict to put you on your toes, and a love story to pull at the heart strings . . . well done!”Addicted to Romance
“McCarty does a great job at bringing alive this tumultuous period in Scottish history and skillfully blending fact and fiction to create an unparalleled series.”The Good, The Bad and The Unread

“McCarty is a master at writing Highlander romance . . . keeping her Highland Guard series fresh, with spectacularly riveting plots and fabulously romantic couples. . . . If you’ve not read this series yet, then I strongly suggest that you do.”Night Owl Reviews, on The Hunter

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Customer Reviews

Another amazing book by Monica McCarty!

They call him Raider. Robbie Boyd is also called the Devil's Enforcer. While war is waging between England and Scotland, a few of the Highland guard are sent to secure the borderlands. Robbie Boyd, aka Raider, and a few others have been captured by Sir Robert Clifford. Clifford's sister, Rosalin, doesn't like the way the prisoners are being treated and eventually helps them escape. This is when, at 16, Rosalin gets her first kiss from a young Robbie Boyd. At that time, he didn't know who she was. Six years later and she and her nephew are kidnapped by Raider and the memories come floating back for both of them when they realize who each other is. The attraction is strong but Robbie must stay true to the cause. Will he be able to get past the fact that the woman he wants more than any other is English?

What an amazing book! I couldn't put it down. My emotions were all over the place while reading this book. One moment I was rooting for Raider and the next I was cursing his stubbornness. I love seeing a big, strong, muscle-bound Highlander, trip over his own feet over an English woman. I also love to see a female character that is a lady but at the same time can put any man in his place with a few choice words. Thank you Monica McCarty for another fabulous Highland Guard book!

I was given a copy for an honest review.


This might be my favorite out of the highland guard series and that's saying a lot.

Absolutely Great!

Monica's books just get better and better. Six star!!!

Incredible romance between the Hero and Heroine. Grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go till your done. The sexual tension between the two is off the charts, the emotion, it draws you in and the characters and storyline come alive.

The heroine was sweet, kind and strong. Beautiful and caring.

Hero had angst (lost his siblings and father)and was somewhat stubborn. But he was tender and had a soft side the heroine brought out.

Very enjoyable read!!!!!

Other Books in This Series

The Arrow
The Striker
The Rock
The Ghost
The Chief
The Hawk
The Ranger
The Viper
The Saint
The Raider
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Feb 25, 2014
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 8, Highland Guard
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