Ronan Sutherland is a fierce warrior. Swearing off all else, he thrives on his powerful position within William Wallace's army. Freedom for the Scots is his mission - until he meets fair Julianna. She captivates him, intoxicates him...makes him want more out of life than the harsh dangers he's accustomed to.
Lady Julianna is no meek maiden. She's trained in the art of war, sister to one of Scotland's most powerful men, and tasked with keeping the future king safe. Until she's kidnapped by a rivaling clan. Now her only hope is for the one man she trusts - and desires - to save her.
Together, they'll have to face down one of Scotland's most treacherous foes. And keep from falling victim to the one thing they've both eluded thus far - love.
©2013 Eliza Knight (P)2013 Tantor
~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC" ~~ ( 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Poor, 1 = Awful ) ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain 'Spoilers' " ;-)
The fact that this book has a woman who is an actual warrior makes this Highland story quite unique. Many stories show women who are strong fighters but Julilanna was actually trained to be a warrior. When Ronan and Julianna are thrown together there is not only romantic chemistry but battle chemistry. Juliana is smart, strong, spirited, and courageous.....Ronan is powerful, brave, chivalrous, romantic, and delicious. Ronan was not intimidated by Julianna's warrior strength, he admired and respected her. The kind of man women dream of.
Although this story has actual historical characters it has many fictional characters which makes for a more interesting story. Overall, this is a fun romantic read especially when you need an escape from reality.
Also, Corrie James as narrator is always a pleasant listen.
Give me a big, brave, handsome Highlander (preferably in a kilt - yes I'm that shallow) give him a cause to believe in and die for, couple that with a likeable strong heroine and I'm one happy historical romance fan.
Both Ronan and Julianna are Warriors used to a hard life struggling for a worthy cause and each are used to battles as they've each got the scars to show for it, but the biggest battle is about to begin as fate throws them together then their battle is to stay together, watch out for one another, support each other but to keep their hands off each other..... no matter what (oh yea right like that's gonna happen).
It was very engaging, entertaining and enjoyable as the pair has obvious sexual chemistry but try to avoid any emotional entanglement so they focus on the bloody war between England and Scotland - in particular a very close threat. But there's no denying their other chemistry - in battle, in the cause, in emotions and this results in the ultimate - sexual chemistry. There's action, adventure, romance, sex, fight scenes, secrets, truths suspense, likeable characters (including William Wallace and Robert The Bruce) and, as the undeniable passion ignites, it becomes a touching love story too.
Thanks for the Author's notes at the end - it saved me 'Googling' facts from fiction.
Worth a credit? Yes, for any lover of a good Highland romance story that's steeped in fictional events with a hint of truth - so that's another "I'm happy I spent the credit on this" Yes - or should I say Aye.
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