The Striker

The Striker hoursSix years ago Eoin Striker MacLean endured the greatest betrayal of his life a disaster that led Robert the Bruce to a crushing defeat and left Eoin without the spirited woman who ruled his

  • Title: The Striker
  • Author: Monica McCarty Antony Ferguson
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  • Page: 438
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  • 13 hoursSix years ago, Eoin Striker MacLean endured the greatest betrayal of his life, a disaster that led Robert the Bruce to a crushing defeat and left Eoin without the spirited woman who ruled his heart Eoin knew that falling in love with Margaret MacDowell his sworn enemy s daughter was risky He promised Bruce that he would keep his fiery bride in the dark about th13 hoursSix years ago, Eoin Striker MacLean endured the greatest betrayal of his life, a disaster that led Robert the Bruce to a crushing defeat and left Eoin without the spirited woman who ruled his heart Eoin knew that falling in love with Margaret MacDowell his sworn enemy s daughter was risky He promised Bruce that he would keep his fiery bride in the dark about the elite Highland Guard, but he could not predict the dire consequences his secret would have on his young marriage Nor could he foresee how surrendering to temptation would cripple Bruce s cause, forcing Eoin to blame his wife, and himself for trusting her.Now, as Bruce prepares to challenge the resistance s remaining strongholds, Eoin finally has his chance for revenge against the woman he once loved so fiercely and her entire clan But when ferociously independent Margaret reveals a surprise that unites her with Eoin, neither of them will let their love go down without a fight.

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    About "Monica McCarty Antony Ferguson"

    1. Monica McCarty Antony Ferguson

      What do you get when you mix a legal career, a baseball career, motherhood, and a love of history with a voracious reader In my case, a Historical Romance Author.Like most writers, I ve always loved to read Growing up in California there was always plenty to do outside, but all too often I could be found inside curled up with a book or two or three I started with the usual fare The Little House on the Prairie series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, Watership Down, Nancy Drew, and everything by Judy Blume Once I cleared off my bookshelf, I started swiping books from my mom Some, like Sidney Sheldon s The Other Side of Midnight, probably weren t the most appropriate choice for a pre adolescent although they were definitely illuminating I can still remember the look of abject horror on my mom s Catholic girl face when I asked her what a virgin was After that rather brief conversation, she paid a little closer attention to what had disappeared off her book shelf, and steered me in the direction of Harlequin and Barbara Cartland romances I was hooked I quickly read through the inventory of the local library and was soon buying bags of romances at garage sales.In high school, with the encouragement of my father who I think was a little concerned about the steady diet of romances , I read over eighty of the Franklin Library s One Hundred Greatest Books ever written including Tolstoy, Confucius, Plato, and the entire works of Shakespeare Some of them were tough going for a teenager, but the experience would prove an invaluable foundation for college After reading War and Peace, I wasn t easily intimidated.For some reason Monica decided to go into writing and not fashion.After graduation, I loaded up the VW Jetta not Bus and trekked down I 5 to attend the University of Southern California, majoring in Political Science and minoring in English see why all that reading helped I joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and when I wasn t studying or at football games, did my best to support the local bartending industry Ah, the good old days.With that kind of fun, four years of college wasn t quite enough So leaving Tommy Trojan behind, I traveled back up north to Palo Alto for three years of study at Stanford Law School Once I survived the stress of the first semester, law school proved to be one of the best times of my life garnering me a JD, life long friends, a husband, and an unexpectedly intimate knowledge of baseball See The Baseball Odyssey below.Law School was also where I fell in love with Scotland In my third year, I took a Comparative Legal History class, and wrote a paper on the Scottish Clan System and Feudalism So I immediately dropped out of law school and went on to write Scottish Historical Romances well no, not quite You see, I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer My father was a lawyer, I was a poet i.e not into math , and I love to argue It seemed natural.So I finished law school, got married, passed the CA bar, moved to Minnesota with a few stops along the way , waived into the MN bar, worked as a litigator for a few satisfying years, moved back to CA, had a couple of kids, realized that a legal career and being a single parent for most of the year due to husband s career would be extremely difficult, and THEN decided to sit down and write.And how did I end up writing romance It s not as divergent as it seems What I loved about being a lawyer are the same things I love about being a writer research and writing The only thing missing is the arguing, but that s what a husband and kids are for, right

    897 thoughts on “The Striker”

    1. *An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the writer and the publisher for the opportunity to read this.*(Upgraded to 4 stars after my re-read.)The Striker is a novel about second chances. Once upon a time, two lovers fell victim to their own flaws and imperfections, which quickly led to misunderstandings, estrangement and eventually, plans for revenge. (I'm careful not to use "betrayal" here, since that would be an inaccurate term to describe what happened.)Now, fate brin [...]


    2. Highland Guard Eoin MacLean is completely captivated by Margaret (Maggie) MacDowell, despite her unconventional behavior and her being the daughter of Dugald MacDowell who opposes Bruce's claim to the throne. After their whirlwind marriage, he has cause to believe she betrayed him and Bruce's warriors to her father. Thinking Eoin had died in that fateful clash, Margaret prepares to remarry six years later, only to have him show up at the moment she's to take her vows. But, she's also got a surpr [...]


    3. This has been an amazing series to follow. The author cleverly takes actual events and characters from Scottish history but with her own unique twist. I feel the phrase " based on " would be more accurate but however you view it this is an interesting way of looking back to truly momentous events in history. Now add in romance and danger and you are left with a thrilling tale of adventure but with this book there's harrowing adversity to spice up the story.The Highland Guard are a secret group w [...]


    4. Reread: I am upgrading my original 4-star rating after the first reread. Yes the last 20% could have used more interactions between lead characters. But I have been thinking about this book for 3 or 4 days now after the reread. I think I am just really taken with Eoin. Yes he wasn't truthful about his involvement with Bruce, yes he left Maggie with his unfriendly family, yes yes yes to all the criticisms on Eoin's characters. But guy loved his wife. Maybe he wasn't the best husband in the world. [...]


    5. ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.Can I rate this as a six star please.Wow, just finished and what an amazing read this was. Monica McCarty last couple of books were good but this, this one was excellent!!! Trying to gather my thoughts and emotions here as I write a review.We begin the first chapter in the present tense with Eoin "Striker” planning an attack and capture of Dugald MacDowell. MacDowel was one of the last important opposition against Bruce and Striker was going to make sure [...]


    6. Ladies and gentlemen, I am so back in from the galaxy far far away! After the reading slump (strong the dark side is) that I have suffered for a month or two, I was brought back in the game by this book - enough to compel me to start the one thing in my bucket list I keep failing to achieve which is write book reviews. Last year I was thinking what to post (I actually wanted to write: summary, likes, dislikes, squee, hot, song) but I will try to make it simple (since I am a scatterbrain/random/w [...]


    7. Another great installment by McCarty. I should say, that I thought this would be the end of the series- but after finishing The Striker I discovered to my utter delight, that there will be at least two more novels to come! I am still a bit shocked at how much I like this series. I mean, I am miss-why-read-those-highlander-novels-cause-they-are-so-far-off-reality-they-might-as-well-be-called-fantasy-without-worldbuilding.Then I stumbled over the Highland Guard Series and ate humble pie.So I thoug [...]


    8. I have to admit, I was really surprised at the amazing depth of information, history of the time period, and background in which this book was written. This author has an amazing ability to pull you right into the story and drag you along with the events of the day. You feel like you are right in the battlefield with the warriors and right in-between the main characters as they try and figure out their lives Connected by their steamy lust for one another, Eion and Maggie marry and immediately st [...]


    9. Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars It was a great read and I couldn't put it down. There were instances where I thought the drama was unnecessary and when I thought Margaret was annoying but I could look past it. Overall, it was an enjoyable read.


    10. A total emotional roller coasterI've kept awake till 3 am just to finish it, and I've laughed and hoped and despaired with Eoin and Margaret. Monica McCarty is one of the few authors who captures medieval Scotland in all its brutality and grandeur- in fact, her fact-weaving-with-fiction Highland Guards are some of my best Historical Romance reads. It's a testament to her skill that 10 books into the series, she writes on themes of thwarted chances and redemption, and comes away absolutely succes [...]


    11. The Striker ( Highland Guard, #10) by Monica McCarty is a 2015 publicationThis series is a notch above many historical or Highlander romances, due to the obvious research and commitment to authenticity the author applies to these stories. This story has all the elements a good love story should and transports the reader into another realm, another time and place, where honor and loyalty rules, but love conquers all. This is an outstanding novel and I highly recommend it to historical romance lov [...]





    12. This is a beautiful second chance love story filled with passion, tremendous angst and MC's who each believe the other had been guilty of betrayal. Eoin and Maggie are star crossed lovers; their dilemma is similar to that of Arthur and Anna but unlike the couple from The Ranger, they had to wait about 7 long years for their HEA. Eoin MacLean's family are loyal to Robert the Bruce while Maggie is a MacDowell and her father, the MacDowell laird, hates Robert. Maggie was such a fiery, sexy redhead [...]


    13. I was so frustrated while reading this one and it was all due to Eoin. I found him to be a judgmental asshole! Time and time again he jumped to conclusions and didn't listen to his instincts, instead let others influence him and make him believe the worst about Maggie. I didn't fault her for her choices, how could someone live like that. Yet Maggie always seemed to give Eoin a second chance, which drove me nuts, I wanted her to just be done with him, as she deserved better. But with that said I [...]


    14. Edit 3/29/2015Freaking finally. We get a synopsis. And are rewarded with a synopsis to Highland Guard #11, The Rock to be released just one month later. Thank you, book gods! --------------------------------------------Will we EVER get a synopsis for this?


    15. The Striker is one of the most amazing and heartwrenching novels in this series. I really loved this one !This book is number ten in the series and most definitely my favorite story yet. The story opened in "present time" as Eoin was planning a surprise attack to capture the last greatest opposition to the Bruce crown. There was one complication though being that the Dugald MacDowell happens to be the father of Eoin's wife. This is where the story jumped back in time and showed how Eoin and Marg [...]


    16. ceit and betrayal!Eoin MacLean's decision to become one of Robert the Bruce's strike force team, The Highland Guards, plays havoc with his personal life. But then Eoin wasn't expecting to be captivated by a wild, red headed, bewitching young woman, Margaret MacDowell, whose father's enmity is legend.Happiness is replaced by anger. Eoin's promise to not reveal the secret of the Highland Guards is ripe ground for mistrust between himself and Margaret to erode to the point of no return. Margaret is [...]


    17. Ah the joys of a lack of communication. Eoin and Margaret are seemingly from opposite sides but there's just something that draws them to eachother that surpasses any potential barriers. Due to misunderstandings, they are estranged and Eoin lets her believe he is dead. When she is set to remarry, he reappears and throws everyone's plans into upheaval. It's quite the epic story with a very strong historical plot and characterization that shows true talent. Extremely good readC received in exchang [...]




    18. As the author of my favorite Highlander romance of all time, The Chief, which just so happens to be Book 1 of this series, a new release by Monica McCarty always pulls me in like the Eye of Sauron. No, I don’t know how she does it. I’m just glad she does. Here we are with Book 10, The Striker, and I’m still just as captivated by her writing style and this series, as ever.***spoiler alert****Now don’t get me wrong. I have a bone or two to pick with our handsome hero, Eoin “The Striker [...]


    19. This is the story of redemption and second chance.When I first read about Eoin MacLean in The Chief, the first in the "Highland Guard" series, I didn't thought his marriage to MacDowell's daughter was a love match. Or that later on, their story would break my heart with such great obstacle in their path.I wouldn't recommend this to be read as a standalone as reader wouldn't get the brethren and dynamic among the whole Highland Guard members, and the same occurrences in some of the books that tie [...]


    20. Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyOnce again Monica McCarty writes a completely believable about her Highland Guard. A Series set in the upheavals of Scotland, a time of The Bruce and a man who would be King. During the war The Bruce has set up his own set of secret soldiers, highland era special ops if you will. These men have been trained to be invisible but there are always chances they will be caught. The Striker tells the story of one time when all the secrec [...]


    21. The Striker is bk 10 in the Highland Guard series. Its Eoin MacLean and Lady Maragret MacDowells story. Eoin and Maragret fell in love at the beginning of Robert The Bruce take over of Scotland. They marry Maragret was only 18 and her father takes sides with King Edward of England. What Maragret doesn't know is that her new husband is already a Highland Guard for Robert. Eoins takes Maragret to his home at Gylen Castle. Maragret is cruelly treated by Eoins mother, sisters and his Clan even his b [...]


    22. Title: The StrikerSeries: Highland Guard #10Author: Monica McCartyGenre: Historical Scottish RomancePages: 416Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flamesOverall Star Rating: 5 out of 5 starsReviewed by Kay the Snitch BitchAfter my personal disappointment with the last book in this series, I was apprehensive about reading this one. I'm so glad I did though because it was fantastic. It had everything you'd expect from a Monica McCarty novel.Margaret was a great heroine. A little wild, a little spoiled and a lit [...]


    23. There is something about McCarty's books that just draws you in and refuses to let go. She has a way with her worlds (and words!) that puts you right there, so you're experiencing every heart break, every loving word, every betrayal, and every laugh. Striker was no different. I was engulfed in every word from page one, until the very end. This story was filled with so many trust issues, so much love, and a lot of angst, that it really kept me inrigued for what would happen next. While I felt for [...]


    24. 4.5 Stubborn Stars!(My review in Hungarian: hellolittleredreadinghood)Oh, how curious I was about Eoin I got my answers, yes, and I'm completely in love with this stone-headed islander. And to tell the truth, Margaret became my favorite McCarty heroine right after Bella, of course. The story was captivating, okay, sometimes it was a little bit boring but I've survived. I loved every minutes of it.And hell yeah, just reading MacRuari's name made me smile I love that man.Can't wait The Rock!



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