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The Arrow As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English occupied castles he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers the Highland Guard Fearless and indomitable no men are loyal t

  • Title: The Arrow
  • Author: Monica McCarty
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  • As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard Fearless and indomitable, no men are loyal to their king, or cherished by the women they love The talents of legendary marksman Gregor Arrow MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish hoAs King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard Fearless and indomitable, no men are loyal to their king, or cherished by the women they love The talents of legendary marksman Gregor Arrow MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lay low He returns home only to find a new battle waiting a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention and his desire But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate s identity is revealed

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    1. Monica McCarty

      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

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    1. Originally posted on The Book NymphoGregor MacGregor, known as the most handsome man in Scotland, is the archer for Robert Bruce's Highland Guard, code name Arrow. When he begins to notice changes in his precision, he takes leave to return home to figure out and resolve the problem. Gregor also needs to determine what he's going to do with his ward, Caitrina (Cate) Kirkpatrick, who he rescued five years before. This is one of my favorite series, primarily because of the historical aspects. Unfor [...]


    2. 1-1/2 stars. I got this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Wow, I hated this book. I mean really hated it. Catriona is sly and manipulative. And incredibly childish. Through most of the book she’s trying to manipulate Gregor. She tries to trick him into seeing her, trick him into kissing her, force him into sexual activities with her. This is not at all attractive Seriously. She decided before she’s even seen him five times that she loves him. And then proceeds to plow thro [...]


    3. ****Full Review****I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This is book nine in the Highland Guard series and it's a foregone conclusion I'm going to do everything in my power to get my greedy little hands on the previous books. I would also like to say, as someone who hasn't read the other books, the list of characters, who they were, and the foreword relaying the back story was very much welcomed. [...]


    4. 2.5 disappointing starsThis story started out great then fell flat for me. Cate is a ward after witnessing her mother's murder. Gregor is her guardian and the king's guardsmen. Cate was an interesting heroine. She has loved Gregor for as long as she has known him but he has always considered her a little sister who needs to be protected. He has never considered the fact that she has romantic feelings for him. Cate wants to prove to Gregor that she loves him and does ridiculous things to gain his [...]


    5. I am not as familiar with this author but Im a huge historical fiction reader. Especially with strapping Highlanders on the front cover that promise a clash of wills, sword-wielding, some dip into the pool of adventure, betrayal, a romantic liason, espionage, castle-storming, and/or other epic, clan-fighting badassery. Instead, I got two main characters that I didnt care for. At all. She seemed selfish and he was downright stupid. Stubborness happened. Silly behavior happened. "If youre going to [...]


    6. before release dateWhen I saw this series the first time, I just couldn't believe the high ratings. Not one of Ms. McCarty's books were below 4. Now I understand why! the premise of this story, the rich historical background, the smooth writing style, It's practically gold.So when I saw the ninth installment of Highland guard and that it was Arrow's story, I jumped put of my shoes!!!! I just fell in love with this series. I can't get enough of the Highland guards! I wish this never end. August 2 [...]


    7. I love all the books in this series. The writing is once again perfect, the historical descriptions and the romance blew me away. We have one "big misunderstanding" that was a bit weak, but the resolution at the end was great. I've been wanting to read Arrow's story for a while and this was better than I had hoped. Cate is also a great, strong heroine. She has no problem going after what she wants and she can fight like a warrior. I loved how her faith in Gregor makes him a better person in the [...]


    8. Received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review:"The Arrow" by Monica McCarty is the 9th book in her Highland Guard series. Having read all of the previous books in the series, I highly anticipated reading Gregor MacGregor's story. Dubbed "the most handsome man in Scotland," Gregor's skill with the bow is unparalleled and he is a highly valued member of Robert Bruce's elite Highland Guard in his quest to wrestle back control of Scotland from England and claim the crown of the King of Scotlan [...]


    9. 3.75 starsEnjoyed this enough, I just don't know how to rate this one. I would have loved it more if I didn't keep picturing the heroine Cate as a 15 year old scamp tomboy the entire time. :/ And I tried, really really tried but the visual in my head kept getting in the way of fulling connecting with the love story. And the number of times Gregor has to remind himself she's a grown woman and how adorable and cute she is didn't really help. I don't know I just couldn't get passed the way she's de [...]


    10. The Arrow by Monica McCarty3.5 StarsThis is book nine in the Highland Guard series by Monica McCarty. The Highland Guard is a highly specialized private army fighting for Robert Bruce and his claim to the Scottish throne. This chapter in the saga is about Gregor "The Arrow" MacGregor. He a supreme archer, fighter, womanizer and "The Most Handsome Man in Scotland". At the beginning of the book, Bruce's Phantoms have just entered a village that was pillaged by the English army. All of its inhabita [...]


    11. 5 stars!!!! Wonderful story! Loved this book. How this author is able to leave me feeling as if I just lost my best friend whenever I finish one of her books, I'll never understand. Monica McCarty never disappoints. The plot, and dialogue is fantastic. And the romance is hot, and steamy. I loved the hero in this book, Gregor MacGregor "Arrow". I've been in love with him since the first book in the series, and I've anticipated this book so much since then, it felt surreal to have finally read his [...]


    12. The heroine ruined the book for me. Now I don't think it's MM's strongest talent to write diverse male characters. They're quite interchangeable most of the time. I don't mind it that much, as I'm usually more fixated on heroines anyway. Cate, though.I could have just strangled her.Again, the second star is for historical accuracy. Which reminds me that I should do the same for The Hunter too, but I can't be bothered after reading The Rock


    13. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Arrow by Monica McCartyBook Nine of the Highland Guard seriesPublisher: Ballantine BooksPublication Date: August 26, 2014Rating: 2 starsSource: eARC from NetGalley***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***Summary (from ):As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard. Fearless and indomitable, no men are more [...]


    14. So I got to admit two things:I did the blasphemous thing of reading this out of order. Yeah, I know! Terrible. I should really say I regret it- but I don't. AND I totally and utterly fell for the Highlander hottie fantasy. Yes, my dear reading buddies, you know who you are, shall gloat ever so happy over this one. I kinda might have tried to disillusion them about Scottish men and I might have kinda pointed out how unrealistic all those Highlander romances are.aaaand I might kinda have laughed a [...]


    15. I received this ARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review3.5 Stars!!Synopsis:After her mother is killed, due to a raid on her village by the Englsh, Caitrina Kirkpatrick is taken under the wing of none other than Gregor "Arrow" MacGregor; legendary marksman and most handsome man in Scotland. A few years later, Caitrina is all grown up and wants to be with Gregor, who she's had stars in her eyes for ever since she was a young girl. However Gregor still sees her as a young girl - but Ca [...]


    16. I'm torn. I loved this book but there was that one scene. Why are men so stupid? I just couldn't bring myself to give this book anything lower than 5-stars. I loved it -- the characters, the plot and the Epilogue was perfect.


    17. Wow. I didnt want this to end. Historical RomanceFIVE StarsRelease Date: 08/26/14ABOUT THE BOOK:As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard. Fearless and indomitable, no men are more loyal to their king, or cherished by the women they love.The talents of legendary marksman Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considere [...]


    18. Arc provided by Netgalley for an honest review! This is the ninth book in Ms McCarty's Highland guard series and as usual she knocks my socks off , I love everyone of these men and am never dissapointed! This story features The Arrow as he is known to his fellow guards Gregor McGregorr is also know has the handsomest man in Scotland his looks always landing him a willing Lass in his bed ,but he is most appreciated by his Kingnand follow guard for his incomparable skills as a Archer! Seven long y [...]


    19. The Arrow by Monica McCarty is a period piece. I just love stories of the Highland Clans. Caty, a young girl, is rescued from death by Gregory MacGregor. She was dropped into the well while the rest of her townsmen were slaughtered. Her pregnant mom was taped and murdered. King Robert Bruce sent some of his elite phantoms to check out the town after hearing the English were seeking revenge. Caty fell instantly in love. Gregory took her home as his ward. His mother fell in love with her. His mom [...]


    20. We've seen Monica McCarty's Highlander Guards fall one by one to that thing called love. If you've read any of the previous novels you get the gist of what to expect; fighting, loving, action, drama, mysteries or secrets and a whole mess of things going down.In this book we get to see "the most handsomest men in Scotland" fall, and what a fall it isArrow definitely didn't have this in his sights.Cate has been Gregor MacGregors ward for five years every since he saved her after one of the worst e [...]


    21. Been waiting since Feb to get my hands on it and I devoured it!! It was soooo good.I love the heroine. She has a good head on her shoulders and I just love that she doesn't slink away even if her pride or feelings are hurt. She has a strong backbone.Ahhhh Gregor. I was very disappointed in one particular scene of a book, but overall he was one of the main Phantom guys I've been wanting to read about since the beginning of the series.I've missed the Highlands! So good to be back.


    22. Set in gloriously exciting Scottish history with Bruce methodically and relentlessly taking Scotland back from the English, but the romance feels formulaic. Really, this could have been any of the McCarty Highland stories, the heroes and heroines are disconcertingly interchangeable, which is good if you want to know what you are getting, but disappointing otherwise. 2 stars. It was ok. Received from the publisher via netgalley.


    23. ***This was an ARC given to me by Ballantine books in exchange for an honest review. I love scottish Historical romance and have absolutly fallen in love with Monica McCarty's Highland guard series.I don't like to give the story away. These are just my thoughts on this Beautifully written Romance. Having read them all so far,each book means a new romance and adventure with one of the most elite soldiers or "Phantoms" of King Robert the Bruces' famed and Revered Highland guards. I have loved each [...]


    24. *** 4.5/5 ***Décidément, les tomes se suivent et sont toujours aussi bons ! Il faut tout le talent d'une auteur telle que Monica McCarty pour parvenir à nous passionner et nous faire frissonner encore et encore au fil des opus qui composent cette immense fresque !Le livre s'ouvre sur un passage particulièrement difficile, violent, et, il faut bien le dire, assez terrifiant. On est bien en temps de guerre et rien ni personne n'est épargné, tous les moyens sont bons pour saccager les biens e [...]


    25. The Arrow starts out with a tale telling scene of a young child as her world was attacked and killed with her the only sole survivor. It was brutal, heart-wrenching, and it immediately hooked me to the story. I’ve read Ms. McCarty’s McLeod’s Skye a while back and enjoyed it but, The Arrow made a lasting impression on me.Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor is an Archer and a skilled warrior under Robert the Bruce. Along with the rest of the Highland Guard, their ultimate goal is to fight for Scotl [...]


    26. A wonderful addition to a brilliant series, The Arrow was a fantastic historical romance. I really liked this book. From the secrets, to the romance, to the flawless historical backdrop, this book was amazing. Loved it!Cate was a very strong heroine. She went through a lot in her childhood, not the least of which was watching her mother die, yet she came out strong and intent on not only surviving, but thriving. She was extremely determined when she set her mind to something and she was definite [...]


    27. 3.5 arrows starsI liked the story, but I disliked the couple. So far, Highland Guard is one of my favorites medieval romance series and I loved every single book. I just couldn't bring myself to like Gregor and Cate. They were similarly not likable as Ewan and Janet from The Hunter - great story but a bad couple. Because of that, it was hard to rate this book. The first part of the book I couldn't stand Cate's childish behavior (FYI she's twenty and it's year 1300 something). She is constantly t [...]


    28. 4.5 stars. I don't know how but this series just keeps getting better. I wasn't sure if a story about a pretty boy warrior would be as captivating as it was, but i loved this story. Cate, the heroine, is one of my favorites. A tomboy with a heart of gold. Ironic that Gregor fell for Cate who wasn't at first glance a "beauty", but as her personality and character developed, it was obvious what Gregor saw in her. Cate's heritage was interwoven throughout the story which could've been its own novel [...]


    29. Received an ARC for reviewAnother great book in this series. Loved it, but it did drag just a little bit in the middle. Pretty boy Arrow finally got paired up, and with someone who saw more than just a handsome face. It was nice to see most the Guard again, esp Hawk and his snarky humor. I love how Ms. McCarty's epilogues are ten years in the future, so we can see their family but not mess with the telling of the next Guard member. Now can we have Boyd "Strikers" bookease.


    30. Well, I love my highlanders no doubt about it. Another great book in another great series. There were a few times I wanted to smack Arrow, but I still loved him. Caty was awesome too! I loved it!


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