The Highland Guardian by Amy Jarecki is Book Three in the "Lords of the Highlands" series. This is the story of Captain Reid MacKenzie, Earl of Seaforth and Audrey Kennet. Reid and his crew were returning from France when they were attacked near the coast of Harlepool. During this attack Nicholas Kennet was killed but before he died he made Reid promise to take care of his daughter, Audrey. Reid agreed and thinking she would be a child figured he would put her in boarding school. But when he went to Coxhoe House to let her know of her father's passing he learns she just turned 19 years of age and already out of Finishing School. So Reid settles to marry the Heiress off to a stable man. But Audrey is a painfully shy wallflower or so she thinks until she learns that Reid is going to marry her off. Audrey does not want to be married off and goes forward to try and discourage this. But there is a man that wants her money who is willing to do what he has too to get it. But Reid is having a hard time fighting his growing feelings for her.
This was a really exciting love story that I could not put down! Loved it!!