Magnus MacKay is the ultimate Highlander: tough, proud, able to master any terrain and to best his enemies. Called “the Saint” for his refusal to discuss women, as well as for his cool and steady leadership, Magnus hides a painful truth. It isn’t virtue or piety that keeps him silent, but a wound of love and loss that cuts so deep he cannot bear to speak of it. But when the woman who refused him is betrothed to his friend and fellow Guardsman, Magnus is tested by love’s battle cry.
A wild and innocent beauty, Helen chose family duty over her desire for Magnus. Now the anger in his eyes mirrors the tormented regret in her heart. But as deadly subterfuge stalks the King and his Guard, Helen vows to right her youthful mistakes with a woman’s determined spirit. Still, Magnus harbors secrets and an iron will not to weaken to temptation—or heartache—again. But as danger looms, it’s the kiss not of a saint, but of a sinner, that can save them.

My review: 4.5 stars!


It’s always a delight to read one of McCarty’s stories.  This book is a masterful mix of emotions and wonderful historical details.  THE SAINT was an enjoyable read for me.  I couldn’t hardly put it down.  Ms. McCarty captures the spirit of the time.

Magnus McKay is one yummy hero to read about.  He’s everything I love about heroes-  tall, dark, and handsome.  He’s part of the Bruce’s secret Highland Guard. Yeah, he makes my pulse stutter. 😉

Helen is a wonderful and endearing heroine.  I loved her!  She’s a redhead, smart, courageous, and determined.  Everything that the “Saint” loves.


It’s such a sweet and tender romance between the two characters and so vibrant that they seem to leap off the pages.  This story will absolutely captivate you. Highly recommended  for its exceptional storytelling and its unforgettable characters.


I cannot wait to start the next in the series!


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