Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Review: Seduced by Her Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham

Title:  Seduced by Her Highland Warrior
Author:  Michelle Willingham
Genre:  Historical Romance
Pages:  288
Published:  July 2011
Publisher:  Harlequin
Source:  NetGalley
Where to buy:  Amazon


The MacKinloch Clan Highland warriors prepared to fight fiercely for their country...and for love


Alex MacKinloch is chief of his clan and, in these dark times of unrest, he has united his people. The void between him and his wife is proving a much harder challenge. When Alex discovers Laren has been keeping secrets from him, his thinly veiled frustration can no longer be contained.

The pleasures of the marital bed seem long forgotten to Laren. Yet her warrior husband is looking at her with increasingly hungry eyes... This powerful highlander has seduction on his mind and his wife in his sights!
First off, hello handsome!  What a FABULOUS cover - kilt, half naked and a sword... enough said!  Just had to mention that.

War has destroyed the home and village of Laren, her children and husband Alex.  With all the destruction and loss of life - Alex is the  new clan chief.  Which places Laren in the public eye, something she despises.  A quiet, meek and gentle soul - she'd much rather be tending her children or working on her beautiful stain glass.  Sadly, she's kept her passion for glass a secret and it has caused some strife between her and Alex, as well as the rest of the clan.

I felt for Laren, after the loss of her son - she found solace in making glass and creating beautiful pictures.  But she kept it to herself, just disappearing from home, leaving everyone to wonder where she'd gone.  This starts some rumors and the other women of the clan don't understand and shun her.  She doesn't understand that looks bad on Alex as well.

As a couple, Alex and Laren have some pretty major issues to work out - they have lost touch with one another and have kept each other at arms length for too long.  Now with everything that's happening they have to learn to trust one another again and bridge those gaps that have built up between them.

I quite enjoyed this story - not only because it's set in the Highlands but because it was so wonderfully written and so filled with descriptions of the life these people led.  I loved how Laren's confidence builds throughout the story and that strength saves the clan and her relationship.

I will definitely be looking for more by this author.

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  1. Great review-- and stopping to mention a hunky male on the cover is always required and appreciated! :) Might I suggest checking out my Sunday meme, Lusting for Covers? 95% of the time, the cover is picked due to half-naked yummy men on the covers. Very often they are Highlanders. It's a win-win!

    I'll have to put this one on my list, thanks for sharing.

    Oh, and just to let you know, the book I won here a few weeks ago (The Wild Marquis, I believe?) arrived yesterday from the author. :) Thanks again for the great giveaways!

    TBQ's Book Palace

    1. I'm glad the book arrived safely!!! I'll definitely check out your sunday feature "Lusting for Covers"!


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