Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland....
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....
The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown....
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....
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....
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....
Two hotheaded Highlanders, the offspring of feuding lairds, are tricked by the King's Regent into a desperate choice: marry or die....
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....
Ian Mackintosh and his bride, Rose, return to McLaren Lands to rebuild all that was destroyed by the previous laird....
Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother's cruelty ever since her parents' death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent....
Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother's medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom....
Highland warrior Blane Sutherland has one mission: disguise himself as an Englishman, cross the border, and retrieve Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Always up for a challenge, he agrees, pursuing his conquest with vigor - and trying to deny the powerful desire that eclipses him each time he touches his charge. A rogue of the highest order and a younger son, he has nothing to offer a lady but a broken heart.
Aliah is skeptical of the English noble who has come to take her to her father and sister in Scotland, but she pushes her doubts aside. Without word in months, she must make certain her family is safe, then she can return to England to join the convent to which she has sworn to pledge her life. But then her escort reveals his true self - he's a Highlander and his kisses are more seductive than the sweetest of wines. Surrender never tasted so sweet....
This is a nice continuation in the series. I liked book one but I though this was a little better. It had more adventure and suspense than book one. Aliah and Blaine had great chemistry and the story moved along at a good pace. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys light highlander romances. Also, the narrator is great. .
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I loved this story--Mainly because you have two very strong leads who are bound to fall deeply in love. Despite the imminent war and animosity between their countries, Scottish Warrior Blane Sutherland and Lady Aliyah De Mowbray find that they are unable to fight against the pull that makes their love inevitable.
Both of these characters are fabulous and intriguing. Blane is a master of disguise. It all starts out as Blane's brother, Laird Magnus Sutherland entrusts him with the mission of bringing Lady Aliyah out of English to the Highlands at the request of his wife Lady Arbella. Lady Arbella is worried about her sister's safety and Magnus will do anything to please his wife. So, since Magnus, a fierce laird and warrior is whooped, well his brother Blane is bound to also become ensnared by the beautiful lady in his charge who Arbella's sister.
The development of the relationship between Blane & Lady Aliyah was great! There were very sweet, steamy & then funny moments between the two. I like how this author creates equally strong male and female leads.
The aspect that I think is cute is how the guys always are respectful toward the ladies and wait until they are ready instead of pushing themselves on them (both Magnus & Blane)..haha. That is what I refer as the "teasing love" part of this book. For the majority of the book Blane and Aliyah are constantly falling into each other's embraces despite the extensive mental effort they make to keep their hands to themselves. Blane & Lady Aliyah's love is such a tease because their bodies can't seem to stay away from each other....lol Yet, they don't consummate their love until close to the end of the book.
I have to say that there are some solutions that come a little too easy, such as the English father accepting both his daughter's marriage to Scottish enemies, but hey...who cares this is fantasy, right?
Great narrator....she is so smooth. Very enjoyable listen on my long commute.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Give me a historical romance listen that's got a claymore wielding, kilt wearing, sexy handsome Highlander and I'm happy - then couple it with an awesome plot filled with hours of fun and enjoyable scene building chapters that's been created by the talented mind of Eliza Knight and I'm in heaven.
It has a storyline that carries you along with Lady Aliah and Blane as they ride through England and make their way to the Highlands but they slowly find themselves drawn to each other until their hot kisses are just not enough to put out the flames of desire and so their passion finally ignites. Along the way there are various mishaps, fun, thrills and adventures but despite it all the two can't help but feel the pull of attraction and neither want to ignore it. It has it's sexy hot spots between two very likeable characters who, despite the lies and their differences, manage to find friendship........ and love.
Worth a credit? That would, of course, be a YES and I'm glad to see I only have 12 more days until book 3 The Highlander's Lady (Daniel's story) is released so I've happily already pre-ordered it and I'm counting the days.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
I was looking for more action, not just the chase between Blane and Aliah. Their attraction and their fight against their attraction was the whole book and I needed more.
This story kept me captivated from start to finish, and the narration kept up with the story's need for descriptions, emotions, character development, excitement, and love. Well done!
this is a good listen. I got into it quicker than the first of the series. I enjoyed the banter between Blane & Aliah. It was a frustrating love story at times. But it has its HEA of course.
I didn't like book 1...but with sooo many highlander books out there when audible had a sale I was like yeah, okay, sure.....then I look in my library and I was like oh CRUD! The good news is, it was better than book 1....the bad news is that really isn't saying much!
So, in book 1 fair maiden gets caught in the middle of an English Scot battle, a Scot warrior see's her comes to her aid and poof insta love.
In book 2 the brother of the warrior is sent to retrieve the fair maiden's sister who has been left at the castle back in England. How does he do this...well he of COURSE dresses as an Englishman gets the girl and then scares the heck out of her when poof he has a kilt and a scottish burr...yeah I would have shot him too!
This book did have humorous moments, but not enough to make up for drab ones.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Highlander's Conquest to be better than the print version?
Yes. I like the accent of the highlanders.
What other book might you compare The Highlander's Conquest to and why?
I would compare it to The Mackenzies series.
What does Corrie James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I like the way she gave voice to the characters.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I liked the part when the hero is revealed to be a highlander at the inn. That was a great scene!
Any additional comments?
A great addition to the series.
This is one of those stories where you can guess the ending right from the beginning, but, as they say, the story is all in the journey, and what a journey this was. Knight takes her audience on a suspenseful, captivating journey that sparks your imagination. She combines the heat of forbidden romance with the possibility of many things while remaining firmly placed within the time period in question. This story also had me laughing out loud many times. Things would strike me as so real and possible and ridiculously like something that would happen to me and I couldn’t help myself.
This story was even more captivating and entertaining than the 1st novel in the series and I can’t wait to see what happens next and who the 3rd brother ends up with. It could be read as a standalone or as part of the series and I’d definitely recommend it to one and all (provided you enjoy historical romance, that is).
I mean seriously - do Scots all lift & wax their chests? Anywho, I enjoyed this book. The romance had a long, slow build. I think the title is a misnomer since there wasn't really any "conquering." I don't want to say anymore to spoil the plot, but do I think it is worth a credit? Yes, if you're into Highland romances. I actually liked it a little better than book 1 of the series. In terms of narration, James reads too slowly, particularly in the first part of the book. But overall, I still really enjoyed the book.