ISBN-10: 0553581996 ISBN-13: 978-0553581997
Romeo and Juliet
but with a sexier hero, a kick-butt heroine, and a much
On a remote Scottish isle two families
dwell, divided by centuries of hatred. From them a pair
of lovers are about to cross swords and wits....
What if you had your own wild Scottish
island, a place of such rich and rugged beauty that
it was coveted by not merely one country but three?
What if you and your clan were the lifeblood of this
isle, had lived there for generations, the magic of
the land woven as deep into your soul as your pride
in your family?
And now, what if an outside force
threatened all thatnot
just the island itself but the very survival of all
you love? What would you do to save your home and your
people? Would you bargain with the devil himself? Lauren
MacRae, fierce and desperate leader of Clan MacRae,
certainly would. Brutal Northmen are invading the Isle
of Shot, intent on destroying her world. To win this
war, she's willing to risk everything by striking a
deal with her most bitter foe: Arion du Morgan, the
Earl of Morgan. Arion rules the English family which
claims the island as its own. His people have lived
on the other side of Shot as long as the MacRaes have
lived on theirs; the feud between these two great houses
is ancient and simmering. He and Lauren grew up as adversaries,
but now Ari sees a chance for a new future for Shotand
he has more in plan for Lauren than he's willing to
Amid battles and rescues, these two
enemies are about to discover that forbidden attraction
can become the most dangerous foe of all....
Like all my heroines, Lauren is smart
and courageous, a woman who isn't afraid to follow her
heart and do what she thinks is right. And like all
my heroes, Arion is honorable, strong, even a little
wounded. The dark violence of his past has steeled him
into a man of noble convictions. All of those convictions
are about to be put to the test as he finds himself
falling in love with the one woman he absolutely cannot
Intimate Enemies lets their
story unfold amid gorgeous vistas and deep, undeniable
passion. I invite you to slip into their world and let
the dream begin.
Winner of Romantic Times' Reviewers'
Choice Award for Best Medieval Historical Romance
Winner of Aspen Gold for Best Historical Romance
One of Amazon.com's Top Ten "Best of 2000" Romances
Finalist for the Orange Rose and the Golden Quill
A Romantic Times Top Pick
A Featured Alternate with the Doubleday Book Club and
the Rhapsody Book Club
One of Amazon.com's "Top Romantic Sleepers of 2000"
"Shana Abé has created an unforgettable
pair of star-crossed lovers caught in an age-old feud,
while beautifully evoking the misty isle and the historical
backdrop. She truly makes us believe we are part of
this wondrous tale."
"With novels like A Kiss At
Midnight, A Rose In Winter, and The Truelove
Bride, Shana Abé has earned the esteem of historical
romance readers. Her latest medieval romance, Intimate
Enemies, is an exhilarating tale that makes the
intrigue of the twelfth century seem vividly alive.
Ms. Abé has written another keeper."
Affaire de Coeur
"Intimate Enemies is Shana
Abé at her very best!...There is a lot of excitement
in Intimate Enemies, a well-told tale of battles
fought of the body, mind and soul, plus there's a beautiful
sizzling, sensual, unforgettable romance that will be
savored for a long time to come. Needless to say, I
was burning the midnight oil way past the witching hour
since I couldn't possibly put the book down until the
spine-tingling ending. Excellent, outstanding, and powerful!
Shana Abé's talent is likened to a starburst of blood
red rubies that heat up everything in their glowing
fire to drench you in exquisite romance."
"Who Truly Knows Arion du Morgan is a Man to Die For!" Coleburn, Belles and
Beaux of Romance
"Ms. Abé's expert writing transports
the reader to medieval Scotland where they become enthralled
in an emotional romance complete with passion, drama,
danger and adventure."
"Having brought us such gems as
A Kiss At Midnight and The Truelove Bride,
Shana Abé is a writer you'll be hearing a lot about.
Her sweeping historicals are on par with Teresa Medeiros
and Katherine Sutcliffe."
Rhapsody Book Club
"Gold 5 stars!"
"Historical romance at its finest."
bestselling author Jill Marie