Best-selling author Monica McCarty transports listeners to the 14th-century Scottish highlands in this dazzling novel….
Two hotheaded Highlanders, the offspring of feuding lairds, are tricked by the King's Regent into a desperate choice: marry or die....
Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil knight in exchange for his help....
Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men....
The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown....
Loki Grant's first memories are of living in a crate behind an inn in Ayr, struggling to survive. Clan Grant saved him from his lonely existence and took him in as one of their own....
Highland laird Conor McTiernay had always dreamed of an enduring love. But the reality of women who desired him only for his title and lands made him swear off marriage forever....
After losing his betrothed, Ceana, to a Lowlander, Laird Gabriel MacKinnon is charged with saving her cousin along with a brood of children from an impenetrable castle....
When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life....
An English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans....
Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William's hell....
Highland warrior Alexander Macpherson has lost his wife. When he agrees to take Kenna Mackay as his bride to advance his clan's power in the north, he expects a bit of an adjustment....
The ruthless enforcer of Scotland's most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell will use any means necessary to vanquish lawlessness and unrest among the feuding Highland clans. Seduction is a game as easily played as subterfuge, but when Jamie poses as a suitor to a rival clan's daughter in order to expose treason, the line between duty and pleasure is suddenly blurred. Ebony-haired, ruby-lipped Caitrina Lamont defies him, denies him, and arouses him like no other woman. Caitrina has no intention of forsaking her beloved father and doting brothers for a husband-especially a hated Campbell. But Jamie's raw, sensual strength and searing kiss melt her resistance. When her idyllic world is shattered, Caitrina's only hope to save her clan lies in the arms of Jamie Campbell, the enemy she holds accountable for its ruin. Can their tenuous truce, born in the velvet darkness of passionate nights, forge a love as strong as the sword that rules the Highlands?
Okay the love had a lot to do with the narrator, his voice of Jaimie Cambell....oh my! Deep, seductive, with a Scottish brogue...oh the shivers! I also liked that this wasn't a typical highlander story...there was a reluctant woman who didn't want to get married....but just as I thought we would get to the marriage sooner rather than later all heck broke loose. The hero waited months to find his would be bride again and again was refused...with REALLY good reason.
Now the part I hated...how is it that the author painted a strong independent woman yet she can't make up her mind about anything! She wants him, she doesn't, she needs him, she doesn't, she loves him, she doesn't, she trusts him, she doesn't.....UGH!!!! I wanted to strangle the heroine myself, she was annoying right up to and including the final chapter. I don't see myself getting book 2 unless it goes in the $4.95 sale....it wasn't totally not worth reading but I wouldn't do it again.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
I love a good Highlander book, so when I read the reviews about this book I was thrilled to start reading it. But after 12 hours of this book, I can safely say that I have never read about a more infuriating heroine in my life. She constantly makes the same mistakes over and over again. It gotten to a point that you can predict the outcome because you knew she was going to make a mistake, again. Caitrina never gives Jaime the benefit of doubt, which is sad because Jamie is really a good man. He makes this book worth listening to. At first I understood Caitrina position and sympathized with her but after Jamie kept proving his worth to her I started to get to a point where I didn’t want Caitrina with Jaime. She didn’t deserve him. So is this book worth a listening, if you have nothing else to listen to give it a shot.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Highland Warrior to be better than the print version?
For sure! Narrator was great!
What other book might you compare Highland Warrior to and why?
Hard to compare, because it was so good! I wish I could be guaranteed a read (listen) this good every time!!
Have you listened to any of Roger Hampton???s other performances before? How does this one compare?
He's always good...but the excellent story and characters make it all come together!
Any additional comments?
Best use of a credit, ever!<br/>
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The story was good enough to keep me lisening, but the main character was frustrating...making the same mistrakes over and over again, she was hard to like..but the Jamie Campbell character makes up for it, he was a great hero and you really rooted for him, Bottom line... I will listen to other books in this series, but I am not rushing out to buy them right after finishing this book.
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
If the female lead says "wait...you don't understand" or "I'm sorry" or (paraphrased) I think I made him mad again, I'd better keep him from going, one more time; I'm going to scream!!!
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Give the female lead some maturity. She has an awesome, honest, man. After over 8 hours of listening, she still uses her sexuality to get her way, and refuses to understand the politics and dangers of her time.
Which character – as performed by Roger Hampton – was your favorite?
Jamie Campbell...what a man!
Could you see Highland Warrior being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
No - the female lead is to annoying. However, Jason Momoa would be an excellent Highlander!
Any additional comments?
Wish more authors would write a righteous good man like this into their books. Jamie has the patience of a saint.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is a really great series of books by Monica McCarty, love stories between feuding clans in the Highlands. Highland books are about the Campbells and Highlander books are about the MacLeods. Get them all and listen to them in order - you won't be disappointed.
Well worth a credit.
Roger Hampton's Scottish voices made them a real winner for me.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
In general the story was imaginative. I really like James Campbell. Caitrina drove me crazy with her 'I love him but how can I trust him' nonsense.
How could the performance have been better?
Narrator lacked enthusiasm. Good voice, good character differentiation but just lackluster in general.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This story was very enjoyable. My only negative is the main character, Katrina, is so blind sometimes. She doesn't listen. This only bothered me toward the end of the book. Otherwise, the love story is enjoyable and there are cute and funny parts. Sad parts too. It was also easy to listen to.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is a great book. It is as epic and memorable, in my opinion, as McCarty's Highland Guard series.
I adored the heroine! The hero is infamous for his ruthlessness. There are definitely moments where I had trouble with the Hero's "duty" to his cousin and his beliefs in the "law". There are injustices suffered in this book that inflamed my anger. But this is a trilogy. What goes around comes around in the end... Mostly. :)
I do love this series. Do yourself a favor and buy all three!
Also, Roger Hampton does an outstanding job narrating!
9 of 13 people found this review helpful
I am so very glad that I got this book on sale!
Monica McCarthy is a new author to me, and I am not impressed.
This story lacks "reason-ability" I found it to be both frustrating and predictable.
I do not recommend this book if you like clever stories, with smart reasonable female characters.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful