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Friday, January 20, 2012

Review of Sins of the Highlander

Sins of the Highlander
Sins of the Highlander
Connie Mason/Mia Marlowe
Sourcebooks Jan 2012
ISBN 9781402261824
   Elspeth Stewart is standing at the alter with a man she doesn't even know, Lachlan Drummond. Her arranged marriage is to strengthen an alliance between her father's clan and Lachlan Drummond's clan. It doesn't hurt that the marriage is bringing a large dowry to the Drummond. Never in a million years did Elspeth think she would be carted off by a hulking highlander on a black stallion on her wedding day. Such a sacrilege for the kirk to be desecrated in such a manner.
   The kidnapping starts out as revenge on the Drummond by "Mad" Rob McLaren for him kidnapping "Mad" Rob's wife, raping her and locking her away to plunge to her death from a tower. As the days go by, Elspeth chips away at the hardened heart of Rob and he finds himself falling for his hostage. Will Elspeth return his feelings or will he have to pay for his sins?
   I have not met a story with hunky highlanders that I have not liked and this one is not exception. The story was a bit predictable in that I have run across this same theme on several different occasions. The story is different; but the highlander kidnapping an unwilling female and they fall in love is all too familiar. The story took quite a surprise turn towards the end when we get involved with witchcraft. "Mad" Rob is quite the protector even though he has kidnapped the lady. Elspeth is not your usual simpering female and holds up her own throughout the story. I really liked how she remained true to her word and Rob even though she knew that it could bring her demise. This is a wonderful highland romance full of adventure, betrayal, and love. If you like highland romances, this one should be no exception. 
   I wish to thank Sourcebooks for providing me with a netgalley copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the galley for review. 
I give Sins of the Highlander 4 out of 5 stars 

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