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  • Posted July 19, 2011


    TEMPTATION OF A HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL by Sue-Ellen WElfonder is an exciting historical romance set in 1397 The Glen of Many Legends,Scotland. It is Book 2 in the Highland Warriors Trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. See "Sins of a Highland Devil".Three clans,three warriors,The MacDonalds,Camerons,and Mackintoshes and their three strong-willed women.It is well written with depth and details. It has romance,Highlanders,proud warriors,love,sweet sensuality,magic,myths,Scottish lore,legends,Scottish warriors, dreagans,chieftains,destiny,passion,conflicts between neighboring clans of the glen and a fight for survival. One of the three warriors of the Glen of Many Legends,Kendrew Mackintosh,who is the chieftain of his clan,sexy,hot-blooded,fearless,is said to be a sensual lover,with no intentions of settling down until....Lady Isobel Cameron,the sister of one of the clans of the Glen,is Highborn,beautiful,sexy while comely,strong-willed,determined,fearless,charismatic and has a secret pack with the other two sisters of the Glen leaders to bring the clan together once and for all by marrying.Each sister will marry one of the three proud warriors of the Glen and restore peace and happiness to the Glen of Many Legends. So begins Lady Isobel quest to have Kendrew love her,marry her and cherish.But unrest is in the Glen,while dreagans from long ago try to find peace also a dark and deadly evil in waiting in the background. This is a wonderful story of magic,love,Scottish myths and lores,while Lady Isobel not only wishes to marry Kendrew she also wants his heart and his love. Kendrew while has sworn never to marry he is soon attracted to Lady Isobel butcan he really loss his heart to her.Some buried secrets will be revealed while desire,passion,evil and love blooms in the Glen of Many Legends.Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel is a must read for any and all Scottish,Highland,Warrior,romance,magic,myths and historical readers.This series is a keeper.It is fast paced and action packed from the first page to the last.This author has done it again with a great historical romance.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher.Details can be found at Forever,an imprint of Grand Central Publishing and My Book Addiction Reviews.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

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    A wonderful historical romance

    In 1396 King Robert Stewart of Scotland orders the lairds of clans MacDonald, Cameron and Mackintosh to end their bloody feud in the Glen of Many Legends with final combat. The clan of the last male survivor will own the Glen; those from the losing two clans will leave. The sisters of the three lairds form a secret pact between them in which each will marry the lord of one of the other two clans in order to bring a lasting peace.

    In 1397 Lady Isobel Cameron selects Kendrew Macintosh as she loves him and prays he reciprocates though he shows no indication. He and his clan prefer the harshness of the tradition of a berserker, but are unprepared to weather the storm of Lady Isobel. She decides to seduce her chosen one who begins to fall in love with his guest unaware she is sister to laird James Cameron (see Sins of a Highland Devil for his tale of love with Lady Catriona sister to Laird Alasdair MacDonald). However, enemies of the three clans have other ideas for this pair.

    The second Glen of Many Legends Highlander medieval romance stars a strong lead couple and a powerful support cast, especially the other prime duets. The story line contains the same general concept as the first tale in which the star-crossed protagonists struggle with conflicting love for their respective clan and each other. However, Sue-Ellen Welfonder shows her skills by making the path that Isabel and Kendrew take differ from that of Catriona and James. Historical romance fans will appreciate this entertaining late fourteenth century tale while looking forward to how the third sister wins her Laird.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    A must read!

    A great read!

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel

    Rating: 3.75/5 I love the premise of Sue-Ellen Welfonder's Highland Warriors series. To avoid being banished from The Glen of Many Legends by the king, the three lairds sharing the glen agree to a shaky truce ending hundreds of years of feuding. Their sisters, Catriona, Isobel and Marjory, make a pact of their own to secure the peace - each one will marry a laird from a rival clan. Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel is Lady Isobel Cameron and Laird Kendrew Macintosh's story. Isobel was smitten with Kendrew from the moment she laid eyes on him. Kendrew has resigned himself to bachelorhood, believing that no lady could survive life in the cold, treacherous part of the glen he calls home. Isobel believes otherwise, and she is determined to convince Kendrew they were meant to be together. The passion between Kendrew and Isobel ignites quickly. Isobel is a clever young woman. She knows how to get Kendrew's attention from the start. Kendrew was stubborn and determined to push her away, but she will not be swayed. She must get them together for the sake of the glen and for her own heart. Like the first book in the series (Sins of a Highland Devil), there is also a ghostly paranormal element to the story. The ghost also wanted peace in the glen, and he did some meddling to push Isobel and Kendrew together. While I enjoyed the mischievous ghost, there was also another storyline involving the ghost and the legendary dragons that live underneath the memorial stones surrounding Castle Nought. It was interesting to read about, but it just didn't fit in with Isobel and Kendrew's story. While the ghost wanted to see Isobel and Kendrew together, there were other dark forces - human ones - trying to keep them apart. I felt like the villains were too underdeveloped. After finishing the book, I'm still not sure who they are. I would have liked the villain's history explored more. Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel picks up where the first book Sins of a Highand Devil ends. I would recommend reading the books in order, because if not you'll be missing a lot of important backstory, both with the characters and events. Temptation is an enjoyable story that fans of sexy, brutish Highlanders and cunning, feisty heroines are sure to love.

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