Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sins of The Highlander by Mia Marlowe & Connie Mason (Terra's Review)
Elspeth Stewart’s gift of Sight hadn’t warned her of the dark-haired madman who charged into her wedding and bore her away into the wild Scottish highlands. Pressed against his hard chest and nestled between his strong thighs, she ought to fear for her life. But her captor silenced all protest with a soul-searing kiss, giving Elspeth a glimpse of the pain behind his passion—pain only she could ease.
“Mad Rob” MacLaren thought stealing his enemy’s bride would be the perfect revenge. But Rob never reckoned that this beautiful, innocent lass would awaken the part of him he thought dead and buried with his wife. Against all reason, he longs to introduce the luscious Elspeth to the pleasures of the flesh, to make her his, and only his forever.
With two clans against them burning for battle, they must find a way to join—body, breath and soul. Or both will be made to pay for the … Sins of the Highlander.
(Terra's Thoughts) This action packed romance was beyond wonderful. There's nothing like snatching a bride from the alter and then running like the devil is on your heels from her father and the man she was to marry while wondering if the Fates are for you or against you.
Elsepth Stewart is a beauty and with a really nice dowry that makes her quite a nice catch. Resigned to marry the man her father has decided upon and doing her duty so as not to shame her family is the only thing to do. Or is it? Did you ever stand in front of the alter at church and wish to God that your life could be different? Possibly wishing that since you are the dutiful daughter that may hap you might be granted a love match only to look into the face of a stranger? Marriage is for life so why should it not be perfect in all ways.
Rob MacLaren is thought to be a madman since the death of his beautiful wife. His was a marriage arranged in Heaven but was not to last unfortunately. He knows what happened to the love of his life and will stop short of nothing to revenge his beloved. So needless to say, our dear Mad Rob is about to kidnap his enemies bride at the alter before she can possibly say, "I do". No matter she be hag or raving beauty he is bound and determined to take an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth and so on.
Mia Marlowe has done an outstanding job with this story giving us a luscious romance to make betting odds on. Action packed with enough love, deceit, hatred, betrayal along with just the right amount of ghosties, beasties and backstabbing servants to make the story a cliff hanger right to the end.
I really don't think I can convey my feelings enough here to show you just how darn good this is. I was quite taken by surprise and a delightful one at that. It's just what a body needs along with a hot cuppa tea and a nice comfy blanket to curl up with on a cold winters night.
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 1, 2012)