The Hunter by Monica McCarty
The Highland Guard Series, Book 7
Publisher: Ballantine Books(June 2013)
402 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $7.99)
Book Rating: 3 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart
Ewen is tasked with tracking down a missing undercover courier, Janet, who is posing as a nun, but when he catches up with her his attraction to her makes him upset about the dangers she undergoes to get information for The Bruce, and makes him overly-protective of a woman not seeking or appreciating his protection. I loved Janet! She was such a great, strong character, doing her best to tough things out and do her bit for The Bruce, as well as fighting determinedly for the relationship with Ewen, despite all his mixed signals and discouragement. Though I understand his past demons regarding his father's failings, Ewen was a disappointment to me, clinging slavishly to duty and not even attempting to fight for Janet until it was nearly too late. I would have much rather he stood up for her much earlier, instead of fighting it for so long, for they had plenty of other obstacles against them as it was. Regardless, this is a great series and I look forward to the next book, The Raider, due out February 2014!