⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Lachlan has waited for five years for Fiona to be a woman, but he still feels that he has to keep his feelings from her and the family so that he will not hurt her and to protect himself from his brothers and their retribution if he follows his feelings and might hurt her. Has tried to ignore his feelings, but he has always protected her in one way or another and when she finds herself alone in Boston, MA and has no idea where her guard is or how to find her way back to her dorm room, Lachlan will not sit idle and let something happen to her. He finds his chance to step up and protect her as well as claim her, with the acceptance of the head of the family.
Fiona has known since she was old enough to realize what love is, that she was in love with Lachlan. Now that she is eighteen, she thought he would accept his feelings as well as hers and that he would spend more time with her, especially on her eighteenth birthday. She is disappointed that he seems to be just as distant when she sees him at her party and makes a rash decision that will put her in danger. However, she’s a smart girl and will help the family find the ones responsible for the current danger the family is facing.
I love Lachlan and he’s a great match for Fiona. This story had me feeling angsty with the way these two kept dancing around their feelings and kept refusing to realize they were made for each other. The family has mixed feelings about them being together, but they also have seen these two for the past five years and it shouldn’t have been a surprise to any of them. Ms. Henry has done a great job writing the characters of the McCarthy family and The Clan. The men are domineering, protective and loyal to The Clan. The women are sassy, strong and powerful with their men behind them. They are also fiercely protective of the family and the ones they love. I give this story a 5-star review and cannot wait for more in this series. I am loving it.