The stuff little highland girls and highland wannabe girls dreams are made of. This book has got all the shebangs. There were plenty of those longing glances, soft touches and caresses, tons and tons of kisses, and the sex was decent too. Hero and heroine were pretty good. It introduces us to a fierce and proud clan, the MacGregors, who historically were officially denounced but eventually regained their position among the clans. That is, until Patrick sees her-a raven-haired beauty with eyes as dark as midnight.
Jillian has always been captivated by her neighbor Kade MacLachlan, but their love would never be because of her betrothal, who later dies. As they prepare for battle, these 2 can't keep their lips and hands off each other and their clothes are always falling off. No bickering, no silly misunderstandings, and no irritating characters! Men with more experience, not ones trying to control her. Paula Quinn doesn't shy away from the gory bits of history. It's mentioned throughout the book but it just seems a bit forced and unbelievable. To keep peace, she embarks for London, unprepared for the treachery that awaits-especially from her wickedly handsome escort.
I was quite happy to see that he did not prevail in the end. He is not entirely ruled by his emotions or his desire to avenge his name. This book had a great start and I was thinking I will love it. Ms Quinn has written an exception book - we are given a swim worthy hero, a feisty heroine, we get to visit with pass characters, the action is well paced, the love scenes hot, the villains are vile and the ending is perfect. Temperance was an amazingly strong woman. Jillian is a beauty, but she is so much more. Despite being chocked full of Alpha male presence, there were no chauvinistic nuances.
When Abigail's mother, who is recovering from a fever that almost took her life, is summoned to England by the queen - Abigail announces that she will go in her mothers place. He and his clan are never cruel to her. The story had a few plot holes in it but overall it was a decent read. May have started a little slow since the 2 of them do not see each other again until 43% of the book is thru, after the beginning where they separate. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray. When he literally cannot take his eyes off her and casts her ages of yearning and burning looks.
This was my first Paula Quinn romance and I just loved it. Overall this was quite a good love story and one I very much enjoyed reading. I would have liked Cin, Claire, Kade, Jillian, Duncan and Kira to attend the wedding. He is sent to get into the home of a traitor, and he is determined to expose the plot of treason and pull through on the battlefield. Highly recommended, don't discount because of my 4 stars. But the laird of the Black Isle won't let anything—or anyone—interfere with his mission.
She is also very courageous and fights with everything she has for the ones she loves! Paula Quinn handles this type of storyline beautifully. She becomes determined to give Callum back the life that was taken from him. She was skilled and not afraid to use all of her knowledge to help anyone who needed it. And Temperance won't rest until she uncovers it. Not that this is bad, but there could have been a little more umpft. She loved healing but the woman who had taught her everything she knew had been accused of being a witch and was killed for it. Those MacGregor men who kept pride in their heritage and kept their name alive would be stronger than most and worthy of a woman's love.
Paula Quinn is the author many series. And yes, Kade does wear his with proud and he always carries an extra one to warm up a cold female. Passion is something that comes with a price attached to it. She was in the dark about it and once she learns the truth she bears the weight of it on her shoulders. Lyall Campbell, one of the antagonist, brought Ceana MacDougal formely MacGregor in a house to ask for a respite and food then he tried to violate her while the occupants were still around.
He has great childhood friends that he trusts and help him through his grieve. She found him after many years — years that he thought she was dead. And when her life hangs in the balance, he will not let anything—or anyone—stop him from saving her, even as his own life dangles by a thread. I love when the hero gives the heroine longing looks and caresses her with his eyes. He thinks there might be something wrong with him.