Monday, January 9, 2012

Review: The Sinner by Margaret Mallory

Title:  The Sinner
Author:  Margaret Mallory
Genre:  Historical Romance
Pages:  400
Published:  November 2011
Publisher:  Forever
Source: NetGalley

Synopsis:

THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS: BOOK 2


Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.

IRRESISTIBLE DESIRE


Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty-and defiant ways.

Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?

Having been hurt by her first husband, Glynis refuses to remarry.  She hides her beauty with hideous clothes and pretends to be ugly to turn suitors away from her father's home.  Unfortunately for her Alex sees right through the diguise!

Known throughout Scotland for his skills, Alex has women falling at his feet.  He is surprised by Glynis and how she hides herself from men.  When his chieftain requests he marry for the sake of his family and clan, he reluctantly agrees. 

Alex's story takes up where we left off in the Guardian.  We do have some overlap in the two stories, but they tie in well to one another.  I actually enjoyed this story more then Ian and Sileas story.  Glynis was a great character, she had some spunk!  Considered to be defiant, her father is at wits end what to do with her.    She refuses to be meek like her sisters, and left her first husband after their year and a day was up.

I loved the chemistry between Alex and Glynis, they have some steamy scenes!  Another thing I really liked about Margaret's work was the history.  How she tied in historical events, that's probably my favorite thing when it comes to historicals - and especially when it comes to Scottish history!

This is a great book for anyone who loved the first book "The Guardian" will enjoy this book, as well anyone who loves Scottish based historicals will love this!

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