When a Highlander Loses His Heart is a wonderful addition to the Highland Vows: Entangled Hearts series. It can be read as a stand alone, but the preceding books in the series provide a rich background for this story. Graham MacLeod has a huge inferiority complex. Since youth he has been racked with jealousy of his brothers and guilt at failing to protect his sister Lena. Isobel Campbell was raised in a nunnery and is finally free and returning to a family she believes loves her, only to find she is viewed only as a political pawn by her father because she is heiress to a strategic castle. Graham steals her from her father so that the king can choose a politically friendly husband for her. That husband turns out to be Graham. Graham is determined to keep his emotions under control and not fall in love with Isobel. Isobel falls in love with Graham and wants him to love and value her. It is not going to be easy. Politics and the past are in the way of their happily ever after. Julie Johnstone creates an engaging, exciting Highland adventure. The plot is strong enough to stand alone as well as supply another segment of the MacLeod Saga. The hero and heroine are strong characters, but a little shaky in personal areas. The secondary characters, familiar from previous stories, are strong and supportive. Hold your breath to see if Graham and Isobel are able to resolve their issues and be prepared for a surprise at the end of the story.
I have so enjoyed all of these stories. The characters are great and the plots are so exciting. Each of the brothers and their ladies have difficulties to over come. The characters continue throughout the series into the next book. I'm having a problem with the time lines though. Book 3 should be read at the last (which I was told) and I just started book 5 which seems to start before book 4? I have read a lot of reviews but I haven't seen anybody else say anything about the books being out or order with their timeline? Anyway this story was so exciting, good sex scenes that are descriptive but a lot of tenderness also, wonderful thrilling ending. When stories are this good it doesn't take long to finish a book. I have to read the entire series because they are all so good. The writing is excellent without of needless repeating.
This could have been a good story, but I really didn't like Graham and how he treated Isobel. I won't give spoilers, but his painful past did NOT excuse him hurting her so badly over and over. It would have served him right if she had left him. As for Isobel, I wanted her to realize that she was setting herself up for more pain by giving him her love, when he clearly did not deserve it. I could have liked Graham if he had been even a little less stubborn, and more willing to give their relationship a chance. I really didn't think that he deserved Isobel's forgiveness or love, after the way he hurt her. Because of my dislike for him, this book gets 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3 stars.
Graham and Isabel come together as a perfect tag team. The way Graham struggles with his past pull at the heart, as well as the pain it brings her. Speaking of pain this book tells how one can forgive another for wrongs brought about by the others family. I don't want to give away too much. Clan MacLeod s rule again in this fourth book. Love Julie's Medieval stories!
A story of revenge and revelation. Graham McLeod seeks revenge for wrongs done to his family and fights to protect the Scottish throne in this continuing McLeod family saga. A powerful story of love, deceit, revenge, bring together a strong cast of characters for this adventurous highlander romance. This is a beautiful addition in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series. I've added all 4 books to my keeper book shelf to re-read again. I hope you'll give this series a look, I know you'll enjoy these highlanders as much as I have. Happy reading!
Isobel Campbell may have grown up in a convent but she was sure of two things – 1) her father loved her and 2) the MacLeod clan were the enemy. Now she is free of the convent, of an age to marry and take control of the castle she inherits from her grandmother; what she soon learns challenges everything she’s believed.
She was his means to revenge.
Graham MacLeod grew up feeling like he had to prove himself; a fact that almost destroyed him. Now he’s learned from his mistakes but that does not prevent him from wanting the Campbell’s to pay for what they did to his family. Kidnapping the daughter of his enemy seems to be the perfect plan until she proves to be more than he bargained for.
Can people from two warring clans find love or will their families come between them?
Julie Johnstone has written another AMAZING hit in her third installment of her Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series. Even though Isobel has lived her life in a convent she is a smart, strong, determined, compassionate heroine. When she finds everything she believed in was false she stands strong. Graham – smart, brave, and a huge clot-heid.
Ms. Johnstone does an excellent job providing backstory so When a Highlander Loses His Heart can be read as a stand-alone (but believe me if you haven’t read the first two you are missing out on two superb stories).
I received this book at no charge from the publisher. The choice to read and review was mine.