McClairen's Isle: The Ravishing One: A Loveswept Classic Romance

McClairen's Isle: The Ravishing One: A Loveswept Classic Romance

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by Connie Brockway
     
 

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In the third chapter of Connie Brockway’s exquisite Highland trilogy, a notorious temptress discovers that nothing settles an old score like true love.

Restless, daring, proud, they are the Merricks: Fia, the only daughter, the ravishing one; Raine, her older brother, the reckless one; and Ashton, the eldest, the passionate one. Born of bad blood,

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In the third chapter of Connie Brockway’s exquisite Highland trilogy, a notorious temptress discovers that nothing settles an old score like true love.

Restless, daring, proud, they are the Merricks: Fia, the only daughter, the ravishing one; Raine, her older brother, the reckless one; and Ashton, the eldest, the passionate one. Born of bad blood, they were raised in the Scottish Highlands on lands that belonged to their mother’s kin, the McClairens—until their English father seized the ancestral stronghold for his own. Yet all are destined to find loves as wild and glorious as the isle they call home.

Possessed of unearthly beauty, the young widow Fia Merrick MacFarlane is the toast of London society. She can have any suitor she wants—or any her scheming father wants for her—but love is a weakness Fia cannot afford. Once she would have given everything to Thomas Donne, until the earnest, dashing Scot betrayed her family and broke her heart. Now he’s back in her life and determined to steal her away to McClairen’s Isle. But as Fia aims to take her own revenge, she sets off a steamy affair that crosses the line from seduction to obsession—and unlocks desires that will not be denied.

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ISBN-13:
9780307768353
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2010
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Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
103,936
File size:
2 MB

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If you're looking for passion, tenderness, wit and warmth, you need look no further. Connie Brockway is simply the best.

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Connie Brockway is an eight-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award. She has twice been its recipient, for My Dearest Enemy and The Bridal Season. Brockway lives in Minnesota with her husband, David, a family physician, and two spoiled mutts.

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McClairen's Isle: The Passionate One 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
As a little girl, Fia Merrick¿s mother confronted her father for his betrayal of her clan. The Earl of Carr simply killed his wife throwing her from a cliff. Avarice being his moral center, Carr killed off two more wealthy spouses. As an adult she fled her odious father by running off with an elderly aristocrat. Meanwhile, his daughter has learned one lesson from her sire and the only man she ever loved, Thomas McClairen: trust no one.

Thomas returns to England after spending time overseas as an indentured servant due to Carr¿s tricks. As part of his vengeance, he disguises himself as a Dunne and kidnaps Fia. He takes her to McClairen Isle where he and Fia fall in love with one another. Though he knows Fia is nothing like her public image of a depraved individual, he still cannot stop thinking that she is Carr¿s daughter.

The third novel in Connie Brockway¿s McClairen isle trilogy is an exciting historical romance centering on the redemption of two wounded charcaters through love. The story line is fast-paced as the ¿quartet¿ plays out between the two lead charcaters, her father, and the seemingly ghost of her mother. Fans who enjoyed the first two books will not be disappointed with the conclusion while new readers will seek the previous novels.

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jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by this Scottish historical romance.  This author certainly has a descriptive style that draws you in as if you were witnessing the story in person in a front row seat.  Both the hero (Ash) and the heroine (Rhiannon) were badly damaged from war and familial incidents so that both are hesitant to get involved.  But difficult circumstances and dangerous conditions bring them together as they get to know one another quite well, all the while avoiding many hurdles before they understand how the past damaged them and how they could achieve their much-deserved happy-ever-after ending. This is only the first book of a trilogy and I am anxious now to read the other two books in the series.
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This is my first Connie Brockway book. I came to her from an anthology with her, Eloisa James, and Julia Quinn, both of whom I like. This was a good book. Loved the main characters, loved the back story, loved the intrigue and suspense. The only thing that kept me from loving the book entirely was that it was a bit dark, a little too muc hostility between the main characters in the middle of the book. But i liked it, and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series!
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Do not start reading Connie Brockway's latest release, McClairen's Isle: The Ravishing One, unless you don't have to be anywhere or do anything for awhile! The Ravishing One grabs your attention and keeps it for the duration of the story. The Ravishing One is the third installment of the McClairen's Isle trilogy. It's a wonderful conclusion to the Merrick saga, but can easily survive as a stand alone book. The back story is deftly woven throughout The Ravishing One, giving any reader a solid foundation. I would recommend The Ravishing One to anyone wanting a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one is the end of the trilogy. Lord Merrick was an evil man through-and-through. He kept his true self hidden from most who only saw his wealth. He cared not for his two sons (from the first two books), but the daughter is a different story. She could be used for his gain! This is Fia's story!

Fia was as intelligent as she was beautiful. Society called her The Black Diamond. Many duels had been fought over her. Long ago she cared for Thomas McClairen, but he broke her heart. When the traitor returned to London, she vowed to remain aloft. But he believed Fia was flirting and endangering his best friend, Pip. Knowing how dangerous the Merrick clan can be, he decided to abduct her to Scotland to save Pip. He did not understand how Fia was really different from her father. Neither expected the passion between them to erupt.

*** Author, Connie Brockway, has done an incredible job of making the characters misunderstand each other, but the reader understand perfectly! Usually books like that make me want to strangle the two main characters, but not in this one. The hero and the heroine each have valid reasons to keep quiet. Fantastic conclusion to this trilogy! ***