Bonnie MacDonald lives on the wild and beautiful Scottish Isle of Skye. Her life is peaceful enough, apart from the ever-simmering feud between the McDonalds and the MacLeods, who live to the north. But now her father is going to die, and it is not to be a Highlander's glorious death in battle, but an underhanded assault in the dark by a traitorous servant. That same treacherous fiend had once come after Bonnie, but at the last moment she was rescued from violation and murder by the one man she cannot show gratitude to, the son of her family's sworn enemy, Rory Mor MacLeod.
And yet she falls in love with her rescuer, and he with her, and there never were two more star- crossed lovers. Neither family will readily accept a union between them, but Rory does not give up on making her his own, though Bonnie often misconstrues his intentions. Matters are further complicated when they discover that Bonnie's guardian harbors a secret passion for his beautiful young ward, and soon claims her for himself.
But everyone's plans are foiled when another suitor for her hand kidnaps and whisks Bonnie away to a lonely house in the north of Skye. Her only chance is to flee her captor and seek sanctuary in Rory's castle at Dunvegan. But while Bonnie fights for her own survival, the battling clansmen bring their families to the brink of war, and all for the love of the same woman.
Hold Fast is a historical romantic suspense novel; it is also a sweet romance with no illicit sexual liaisons. The story is based loosely on real events leading to the Battle of Coire Na Creiche, also known as the Wars of the One-Eyed Woman, fought on the Isle of Skye in 1601.
Jill and Josh Grayson were a golden couple, marrying young and launching their careers. Recognition in their fields came fast and easy in the early years of their lives together. They were living their dreams. They believed the foundation of their marriage was solid enough to survive, as long as they had each other. After all, who knew the economy was going to go into recession?
As their family grows, life events are turning their golden glow into a fading dull reality of lost jobs, bills, and family interference; all of which are tearing them apart. When the horrible word 'divorce' is mentioned, Jenny realizes she is risking the loss of her husband and children while trying to maintain a lifestyle that they can no longer afford. Is it too late to recover what is really important? Can she recapture the love of her husband and keep her marriage together, even if it means taking a step back in time when she looked to Josh for love, guidance, and discipline?
Josh has been suppressing his formerly dominant role in their marriage as job responsibilities have nearly destroyed him with disappointment and disillusionment. He realizes that, by neglecting his role as the leader of his family, he has damaged what means the most to him, his marriage and his family.
To save their marriage, Jenny and Josh take a giant leap of faith in each other. They cast off most of their material belongings and refocus on what means the most to them. Striving for a better relationship, and to keep their marriage intact, they move across the country to restart their lives anew.
Only one small detail might derail their efforts: Josh is keeping a secret when their new beginning was supposed to be based on total honesty...
Unrelenting snow covers the ground. Harsh wind rocks everything it touches.
Snowbound at a remote riverfront lodge, Narah Colin, Briant Lewis, and Levi Coker surrender to the storm's power. Independent Narah stares at the two physically powerful men she hasn't seen since high school. With every gust of wind, her body's submissive needs increase.
Briant and Levi can't fight their powerful need to claim her, to bend her to their collective will.