Seven McTiernay brothers, each a Highlander born to protect Scotland and her people, warriors known for their quick wits and quicker broadswords. The third brother, Cole, stared death in the face when he was only a boy...
Now Cole McTiernay is a man. And though he resists them in every way, he has responsibilities. The wild northern Highlands need a laird who can guide them to peace. Cole has the army strong enough to accomplish this task. What he doesn't have is the desire to be a leader among men.
And so he is sent off on a fool's errand: a mission to retrieve something from the very Englishmen Cole has spent his life hating. When he finds that the 'something' is a wild hellion, he balks, determined to make the return to Scotland as hard on her as it was for him to set foot on English soil. But though English herself, Ellenor intrigues him with her fierce spirit, and Cole's heart, deeply locked away for so long, may be vulnerable at last . . .
©2009 C. Michele Peach (P)2013 Tantor
"Once again Sinclair demonstrates her ability to touch [fans'] minds and hearts, keeping them enthralled. Her deft handling of her characters' emotional evolution, backed by her talent for presenting them in a plot that's both witty and sensual, is captivating." (RT Book Reviews)
There's so many of these Highland Series out at the moment that me thinks that I'm not the only one drooling at the thought of a big brawny, claymore wielding, handsome hunk in a kilt (sigh).
Cole, the handsome hunk, is however cold, full of anger and is set on revenge and he hates the English (as to why you'll have to listen to it). He's given a mission by his manipulative sister-in-law to go to England a fetch 'a package' which is going to have far reaching consequences in his life. Ellenor's a smart, feisty, no nonsense, capable kind of woman but she too has demons in her closet and all men frighten her - but as soon as she sets eyes on Cole she feels drawn to him and safe, but there's a catch .... she's English.
Good romantic plot with a few sub plots, it was funny, had likeable characters, a villain or two, kidnapping, murder and, of course, a touching tender romance. However, I did slightly feel the plot peaked then dipped a wee bit and seemed to go on and on then suddenly there's a climatic abrupt ending and bang you're jumped straight into the Epilogue. But despite this, it was an enjoyable and entertaining listen.
Worth a credit? For anyone who's into men in kilts this series is a must - so AYE 'twas a gid book.
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