THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS: BOOK I
Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.
After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past . . . and claim the bride he's long resisted.
As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas - and he won't take no for an answer.
(Terra's Thoughts) I have so enjoyed this story. What's not to like about a dishy Highlander that is more than drool worthy. Margaret Mallory has done it again with another delicious book sure to rouse the hunger lust in all of us.
Ian MacDonald is tall, dark and handsome. Oh my goodness what a specimen of male perfection. Well, in all but the common sense part and in that he needs a smack upside the head. He is everything a lass could possibly want in a man with honor, courage and devotion to his clan.
Sileas is a pretty slip of a lass and has had the hots for Ian since she was a wee one. Having been forced into a marriage to Ian because of a misjudgement, Sileas has been waiting for her husband for five long years to return home after fighting for his country and crown. Will she get the man she so wants or will she still have to deal with the lad that he was when he left for battle?
The author has given us a wonderful story of what life is like in the highlands of Scotland. Not only the beauty but the rugged hard life and the one rotten apple that seems to appear in every family. The story is ripe with vivid descriptions and emotions aplenty that will keep you turning page after page to see what could possibly happen next. A very cleaver story that also prays on the superstitious nature of the people in this time period. I say kudo's for another book well done and I can't wait to see what comes next.
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Forever (May 1, 2011)