The Accidental Highland Hero

The Accidental Highland Hero

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by Terry Spear
     
 

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Lady Eilis Dunbarton’s life undergoes a drastic change with the death of her cousin, Agnes. Now she’s faced with the disagreeable prospect of marrying the man who was to be her cousin’s husband. Not by a change of contract, though. Instead, by deceit—pretending to be her cousin. But if her husband-to-be discovers she’s not really

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Lady Eilis Dunbarton’s life undergoes a drastic change with the death of her cousin, Agnes. Now she’s faced with the disagreeable prospect of marrying the man who was to be her cousin’s husband. Not by a change of contract, though. Instead, by deceit—pretending to be her cousin. But if her husband-to-be discovers she’s not really Agnes, her life is forfeit. So what choice does Eilis have but to flee? When Laird James MacNeill’s clan rescues a half-drowned lass from the sea, there is speculation she is of the enemy clan, especially since she doesn’t remember her own name. James is immediately enticed with the lady, but his focus must remain on finding the proper bride. For if he does not wed soon, he must give up his holdings to one of his younger brothers. Focus slips away with each day Eilis is close, and James finds himself contemplating the thought of taking her to wife without knowing her true identity. But how dangerous would the end result be? And what will happen if Eilis’s husband-to-be comes looking for her only to find her in the arms of another man?

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ISBN-13:
2940013428409
Publisher:
Vinspire Publishing
Publication date:
09/24/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
159,584
File size:
2 MB

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The Accidental Highland Hero 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Playing make-believe is only fun when you're a kid. and your life's not at stake. Forced to take the place of her deceased cousin, Eilis is faced with a moral dilemma. Go through with the deceit and pretend she is her cousin? Or find a way to get out - at any cost? For her, the answer is obvious. Free-spirited and intelligent, Eilis is not happy about having to pretend to be another. She's too wrapped up in just being her. Despite the era in which she lives, she is very much her own person with her own thoughts and opinions, which was not the norm back then. However, she handles herself well. Much too often, a heroine of Eilis' caliber comes off as snotty, spoiled, or just plain obnoxious. The author does a wonderful job of melding her free spirit with the constraints of society in the twelfth century. James MacNeill, on the other hand, is everything you expect a Laird to be - and more. He's tough, he's smart, and he's tough as nails. However, he balances it well with a great sense of humor and a true love of his people. When the mysterious Eilis is thrust upon his household, he approaches her with both caution and interest. And this mixture of restraint and undeniable attraction is what makes Eilis and James such an explosive couple. They both know that they should hold back and yet, they can't. It's classic and it works. If you're in the mood for a great historical novel full of laughs, plotting and adventure, then The Accidental Highland Hero is the book for you. Between the cast of amusing characters, the politics between clans, and the budding romance between washed up maiden and Laird of the castle, you will not have a chance to get bored! Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
KMNBooks More than 1 year ago
Lady Eilis' cousin, Agnes is supposed to marry Laird Dunbarton, but she dies before the marriage can take place. Eilis' uncle wants the alliance at all costs and has a diabolical plan to make it happen. He forces Eilis to pretend she is Agnes and demands she live the lie for the rest of her life. If Dunbarton finds out he's been duped, Eilis' life will be forfeited. Eilis sets sail, but a terrible storm breaks, sinking the ship and leaving her the only survivor. A Highland Clan saves Eilis, but her memories are in shambles. She only knows her first name and that her family must not find her. James MacNeill has been told to take a bride and provide an heir or he will forfeit his holding to one of his brothers. James sets his eyes on Catriona, but the lady is playing hard to get. However, winning the Lady Catriona's hand is the least of his problems. His men have rescued a half-drowned lass with no memory of who her clan is. She claims her name is Eilis. He suspects the lass is from the Dunbarton clan, an enemy of the MacNeill clan. He plans to return her, but his mother convinces him to ask Eilis to pretend to be interested in him. With this ruse, he hopes to make Catriona jealous and she'll finally commit to marrying him. Only the plan has one flaw, James finds Eilis far too interesting to ignore, but is she his enemy, siren or possible bride? One thing he does know, falling for Eilis is not part of the plan. I simply loved this tale. Eilis and James' romance is endearing, the suspense well played out and the secondary characters are just as lovable. Eilis finds herself in situations that will make the reader chuckle and James is sure to make an impression of his own. Ms. Spear has a plan and it's a cleverly mastered. She draws the reader into her stories with witty banter, romantic pursuit and cleverly woven suspense. Medieval Scotland comes alive in vivid detail with braw highlanders and brave lassies who win their hearts. Highly recommended! Join the MacNeill clan again in Winning the Highlander's Heart. This is James' brother, Malcolm and Lady Anice's tale. Karen Michelle Nutt, author Reviewed for PNR Paranormal Reviews
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Must read...fell in love with the story
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Terry Spear is one of my favorite authors.
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