SEDUCED BY A HIGHLANDER
Book 2 in The Children of the Mist series
Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing
$6.99 US/ $8.99 CAN
Rating: 5 cups
Isobel Fergusson is a passionate woman, and she passionately hates the MacGregor clan. She saw the death of her father at the hand of Callum “Devil” MacGregor. With the death of her father, the entire clan went away, leaving Isobel and her brothers to fend off enemy attacks and work the land. Her hatred runs deep.
Tristan MacGregor is the son of “Devil” MacGregor, but it is to his uncle and Chieftain, Robert Campbell, whom Tristan felt closest. A fight between Alex Fergusson and Tristan led the elder Fergusson to the MacGregor’s doorstep and eventually to the death of his mentor, his Chieftain, his uncle, Robert. Tristan has held himself responsible for years.
Isobel is attending the coronation of the king when she stumbles upon a handsome man with a devastating smile. It is not until the banquet that she discovers Tristan is the enemy of her family. Tristan is determined to show Isobel that he is not like the rest of the MacGregors. In fact, he wants to heal the wounds left by the death of his uncle and Isobel’s father. Tristan goes to extraordinary lengths to prove to Isobel that he is a man of honor. If only it would be enough to make her fall in love with him. Secrets are revealed, and Tristan discovers that he may be more like his father than he ever realized.
I am a sucker for all things Scottish, but I hold authors who venture into Scottish history to a higher standard than most. Saying that, I will go on to say that Paula Quinn went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did she write about a devilishly handsome Tristan, who has the heart of a lion as he pursues the lovely Isobel, she also managed to wrap the tale around another of my favorites, the tale of Tristan and Iseult. This story is well written, with characters to make a reader laugh, cry and shake their fists. I found myself lost within the covers of this book for hours at a time. When I did manage to re-surface in the real world, my heart longed for the world of the Highlanders. With a hero to make a heart sigh and a heroine who can match the hero wit to wit, this story is one I highly recommend adding to your bookshelf. As for me, I am off to find any other Paula Quinn book I can get my hands on.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More