Highland Knight by Hannah Howell (2001)
Description: When Cameron MacAlphin learns the identity of the golden beauty tossed before him as a debt payment, he can't believe his fortune! For cat-eyed Avery Murray is the perfect weapon to use against Payton Murray - Avery's brother - who dishonored Cameron's own sister. Yet his plan to deliver the same insult and avenge his clan is thwarted by spirited Avery herself, who tempts him to forget everything but the passion coursing through his blood. Still, a knight of the Highlands owes his allegiance to his clan before all else - even his heart.
Avery is outraged at her captor's accusations against her brother. Though he makes no secret he intends to use her to avenge his sister's lost honor, he adds to her fury by vowing to take her by seduction not force. Worse, she knows deep inside that this virile knight stirs her as other man ever has. Courageously, passionately, she gives him freely what he vows to take - her body and her heart, knowing that she can lose all on the chance of everlasting love...
Review: Fate has brought these two together, but can they stay together? Due to his sister's lies, Cameron believes it is his right to dishonor Avery to avenge her supposed honor. This plan goes awry (as often happens in Howell's novels) and it becomes more seduction than anything else. Many truths are discovered along with love. This was a good read that leaves the reader satisfied.
Score: 3.5 out of 5