Highland Spy by Madeline Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
'Highland Spy' by Madeline Martin is book one in the "The Mercenary Maidens" series. This is the story of Ariana Fitzroy and Connor Grant. Connor lost lost his family and lands and now he is the King's assassin along with taken fallen when in to train them to spy. Ariana family were now gone and alone with them them money they had. So to survive Ariana has taken to cheating at card for money. On one such game she meets Connor who pulls her aside to inform her that he knows she is cheating. Connor offers her the job of joining his Spy group in exchange for not being placed in jail.
Of Course Ariana goes with Connor and joins his team. There Ariana meets other women who have fallen on hard times and hard situations. As Ariana starts learning to fight and spy she starts to have feelings for Connor. Connor too starts to see Ariana as someone he cares about but tries to fight his growing feelings as he as his goal of getting what he lost back. In addition, Connor feels that with all that he has done he is not worthy of Ariana.
I so love Ms. Martin's book at this one did not disappoint! This book is a great start to a great series!.
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