Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust... even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger - and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble.
With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?
©2013 Margaret Mallory (P)2013 Tantor
HOPEFUL ROMANTIC. I Enjoy Historical & Inspirational Romances With Great Narration. Oh, And I give Honest Reviews with No Spoilers. ;-)
What a great conclusion to this series! I know I'm not giving anything from the story away when I say that this book is filled with suspense, danger, passion, mystery, betrayal, romance and love. This story lived up to my expectations not only because of the love story between Connor and Ilysa but the story was exciting and held my attention to the end. It is sad that this is the last book in the series but each book had such unique angle that in the end it all came together to produce a great ending.
The narrator did a wonderful job and I highly recommend this series.
As usual the combination of Margaret Mallory and Derek Perkins is almost magical. These books absolutely grab my attention from start to finish! So much so that there is almost no reason to waste a review waxing poetic over it, as it is just that DAMN GOOD. If you have experienced one book presented by the talents of these two stars than you already know how good it is, (altho' this one is one of my favorites) And If you haven't yet experienced this pairing then WHAT are you Waiting for?
NARRATOR: Okay, I'll say it one more time.... I could listen to him all night long (oops, I already did, again!).
CREDITWORTHY? YES YES YESSS....!
HEAT FACTOR: Hot, steamy, and tender too.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
I'm bereft that this fantastic series about 4 best friends who grew up to became fearless handsome Highland Warriors is finally over and I have to say goodbye forever (sob sob) to characters that I've laughed with, cried with, fought alongside - but above all, I loved them all (oh where's the tissues?).
This compelling final book packs so much in as MM seemlessly whisks you away to the breathtaking Medieval Isle Of Skye where we find a Highland Chieftan, Connor, trying to rebuild the MacDonald Clan whilst also trying to battle between his duty and desire but honor, trust and sacrifice must be met and made for the chance of love and eternal happiness.
There's sub plots galore involving vengeance, greed, evil villains, traitors, spies, secrets, danger, magic, myths, legends and Clan alliances which makes for an action packed, tension filled, adventure that captures one man's plight and the woman who never gave up on him or her dreams.
Sooo many words could describe this listen:- addictive, exciting, emotional, bittersweet, action-packed, romantic, sad, passionate, a heart-wrenching love story but the one word I'm really left with, being a historical/romance lover, and after listening to this great book is UNMISSABLE.
Worth a credit? I do love my drool-worthy hunky Highland tartan clad heroes but Connor's story, for me, had the whole package - so that's a definite YES. Could be stand-alone but don't deprive yourselves of a great series - download all 4 then sit back with a really big bowl of popcorn and enjoy.
Both main characters are very enjoyable and their problems in why they couldn't be together initially were serious, not petting like in some of the other books.
The historical back-drop of this story is also very good.
Really enjoyed this whole series! I appreciated the narrators ability to differentiate characters. The author does an excellent job of weaving the four stories together while making them great alone. I personally admire her for doing so much homework on the area and time frame the story takes place. I'm definitely converted to audio books!
These stories are so great!!!! This is the best of the series! I lovely guilty pleasure that I enjoy embellishing in! Recommended highlanderly 😎
I love audio books because I can read and still get stuff done. I rarely pay that much attention to a narrator unless they are bad but this series done by Derek was so fun because he had the accents down, he said the words in Gaelic, had different voices for different people and really got into the characters. It made this whole series a lot of fun. I love the characters in these books. Ending with Connor's story was perfect. I would have liked to have more of the previous characters float in this story but I understand why it wasn't done. Anyway, definitely recommend these books. I burned through them quickly and enjoyed them all.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
This was my least favorite of the series, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.....just not AS GOOD as the others....IMO
I loved IIysa and the story was multifaceted. There was much more going on than just a romance.
This is a great series that no one who enjoys Highlanders should miss.
You kept wanting to know what happened next.
When he realized he should Mary for love not clan status.
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