McClintock has always been attracted to the idea of a simpler and rougher way of life and drew on that attraction to develop the characters and lives of the Gallagher family. Her love of Scotland also plays a role in Gallagher's Pride.
MK McClintock is also the author of Alaina Claiborne, the first of her British Agent novels. She lives on beautiful Flathead Lake in Montana and spends any free time she has photographing her beautiful surroundings, hiking with her Saint Bernard and baking in the kitchen.
The Book: Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn't know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher, and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family. As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time-he didn't need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn't need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.