Monday, July 18, 2011

Early Review of Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel (Highland Warriors, #2) by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel (Highland Warriors 2)
  • Title: Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel (Highland Warriors 2)
  • Classification: Adult Fiction
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Format: Paperback, 416 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; Original edition (July 26, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0446561770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446561778 
  • Notes: This one contains some violence and gore. 

    In fall, King Robert III ordered a trial by combat/battle to the death, to decide which three clans would reside in the land now held by the Mackintosh, Cameron, and MacDonald clans. After the combat, the King declared a truce between the remaining clans, and, if not upheld, the clan(s) causing trouble would be severely punished and banished to Hebridean isle. A fate none wanted.

    That was the day three young woman decided to take matters into their own hands to ensure the peace endured. Lady Catriona, Lady Isobel, and Lady Marjory were each from different clans, and they made a pact to marry into another. It was their hope that by intermarrying, they could tie the clans together by blood, thereby, uniting them. Each woman picked a potential husband. Isobel had picked Kendrew Mackintosh to be her husband, but for months he wouldn't even acknowledge her. That was about to change. She was determined to catch his eye at the Midsummer's Eve festival, a pagan type of festival held in honor of Odin, a Norse God.

    Set in the backdrop of a land of legends, where the ghosts of dragons and dragon masters still roam, this story was magical. I love the fact that Ms. Welfonder created such a fantastical place. It had a bit of the feel of  'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to it because of the assistance of the Gods. I truly enjoyed watching Kendrew denying his attraction to Isobel. I enjoyed the interaction between the two, and  I loved how Isobel handled things with Kendrew. The heat between the two was sizzling, and the ring scene made me laugh. I also liked the story of Daire and Rodan, and how the tale was slowly revealed. This one did get a bit gory at the end, but I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I gave this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses.      

    Order series should be read:

    1. Sins of a Highland Devil
    2. Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel


    1. Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s first book in the series was terrific. I have Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel on per-order and can't wait for it to arrive!

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