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A highlander from birth, Colin McTiernay knows the Dunstan clan ...
A highlander from birth, Colin McTiernay knows the Dunstan clan dislikes him, especially the laird's youngest daughter. But he is determined to save the lowlanders from their enemies even if that means marrying the willful and impetuous Makenna. Taming this fierce tigress will be a challenge that Colin is confident he can meet by seducing Makenna—and tantalizing her with a passion that will only leave her begging for more.
This book was a nice romance, especially if you love Scottish period pieces. I liked the characters. I like that the woman had spunk and the guy was a hunk, with brains of course. I liked that it was a growing relationship, not just a love/hate thing. I like that the characters did grow and progress. Most of all it is always enjoyable when you get so sucked in that you can't put the book down because you are rooting for everyone so much. I don't read a lot of romances but Scottish ones and the occasional cowboy one are irresistible on a quiet evening or a rainy day. Sometimes you just have to have something to take you away and this book did so nicely
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I love the highlands, and I can say this book was great. I like the way the writer makes you feel like you are part of the book right from the start.
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Posted July 1, 2008
Michele Sinclair fascinated and entertained Scottish Historical Romance fans with her debut, 'The Highlander's Bride.' In this sequel, the story of the McTiernay family continues with the youngest and first to marry McTiernay brother, Colin McTiernay, a highlander who married into a lowlander clan for political alliance and was briefly mentioned in the first book. Colin finds himself once again single, widowed, and being pushed by his father-in-law to marry his wife's sister, Makenna Dunstan, in order to keep the Dunstan clan strong and defended. The strong and handsome leader still has not been accepted by the Dunstan clan, despite his previous marriage to Makenna's sister Deidre. Besides his problems with the Dunstan people's mistrust and the surrounding laird's greed in wanting Dunstan, he cannot believe he is being forced into marriage with Makenna, who he constantly was at odds with during his marriage, and feels another marriage is not required to be a strong laird. Deidre was blonde, blue-eyed, and meek a woman trained to run a large keep and be an important laird's wife, but she was also very fragile. Colin loved Deidre in his own way, but his heart was not really engaged. Thus, it was a comfortable marriage. Now he is being offered a red-haired, green-eyed, tomboy, termagant, to deal with and marry, who is willful, can wield a sword as well as, or better than, many of the Dunstan men, and worst of all, has no idea how to do woman's work. Makenna has many of the same feelings as Colin. She is afraid of him and her own feelings and lack of confidence to step into Deidre's place. She has seen Colin as the huge bellowing man that has done nothing but make her life miserable by not allowing her to sword practice and instead forced her to train at ladies work, where she was a complete failure and ridiculed by many of her people. From the time of the marriage and through the trials of running the Dunstan clan, Colin begins to see the colorful beauty and strength of Makenna and falls deeply in love with her, while at the same time, Makenna sees Colin as the strong leader needed for the clan, as well as one to awaken her womanly passions in bed. Can Colin convince Makenna that she is truly his first true love and save Dunstan at the same time? This is a well-written, interesting, and entertaining story that is packed with suspense. Adding to the suspense and mystery is that there are many enemies within, trying to sabotage the keep and Makenna and Colin's budding desire, passion and love. As Colin struggles with his leadership and feelings of a true marriage of passion and love, Makenna struggles as well with her growing womanhood and homemaking skills. They soon grow to realize that Makenna's father made the true match the second time around and that Colin and Makenna are perfect for each other, not only in bed, but in keeping the Dunstan clan strong, united, and protected from dangers within and without. As there are many McTiernay brothers, Scottish romance readers have more fun to look forward to in the future as the series continues. Michele Sinclair has a talent to keep the reader engaged with interesting storylines and unforgettable characters. A real Highland and Lowland treat!
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Posted January 7, 2011
Most follow-up books can never compare to the first but To Wed A Highlander was just as good as the first McTiernay romance. I love Colin and his bride as much as Conor and Laurels story. It was great that the author found a way to include them in this book as well. I can't wait to read about the other McTiernay's brother's adventures in love.
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Posted June 21, 2008
Michele Sinclair makes characters come alive. I am one of the lucky people who got to read and review an advanced reader copy. From the opening sentence you are 'into' the story. Sinclair makes you SEE the characters, the scene, the country-side. If you have followed Michele Sinclair's planned books in this series and been to her web site, you'd know that her working title was 'A Highlander's Pride'. In reading this story, you'll see why that was her working title because 'pride' is another character in the story. Another winner from this new author. Now that I've read this one, I can't wait for #3 to come out!
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Posted January 1, 2009
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"To Wed a Highlander" was my second read by Michele Sinclair. This historical reminded me of a Harlequin historical, but with added length and oomph. There's good guys and bad guys and relationship problems, light drama, and really hot sex!<BR/><BR/>Makenna is the wild child of the four daughters of the Dunstan Laird. She's also her father's favorite, so when her father asks her to marry her dead sister's husband, she's outraged. Colin is overbearing and arrogant...and he loved her dear dead sister Deirdre who was the opposite of everything Makenna is. Can she really give up all chance at love for the sake of her clan?<BR/><BR/>Colin doesn't give his promises easily, and he won't break them once he does. Of course, when he promised to marry Makenna at Deirdre's deathbed, he never really thought he'd actually have to do it. Makenna is wild and undisciplined, interested in weapons and fighting...how can she ever make a proper Laird's wife? Colin just can't decide what to do...until he kisses her. Now he's fighting another battle, this one to keep from caring too much.<BR/><BR/>Two strong-willed characters who must learn to compromise and lean on each other. I loved it. Reading about the two of them with their fiery tempers and passion kept me warm on a cold winter's day!
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FANTASTIC - ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I loved the first in the series Highlander Bride, but I think this is so much better. Most suspense, twists, and just so enjoyable. I actually could visualize the rooms, the battlegrounds everything, because Michele Sinclair writes so beautifully, I felt I was on a ledge watching it all unfold. I too, like how Conor and Laurel were at least a part of this story. Oh, to find a Highlander to love!! The secondary character's are rich and so enjoyable along with the main character's. This is such a wonderful series, one of my favorite Highland Romance e-books, and I read a lot. (ljb)
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I love this author's books. I liked this one the best so far. I've only read three of her books, but all three were great. And i havent read them in order either. But with these highlander books I dont think you need to read them in order, in my opinion. Would recommend!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 7, 2013
While I might be willing to say not every second of reading this book was great, that would be barely accurate. The story was great with a really good plot. The characters are likeable and enjoyable to follow. The switch from mutual antagonists to supportive willingness was a bit sudden, but the method was pleasant. This book is officially among my choices to read again, and I welcome it to my collection. I intend to check out more from this author for sure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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After reading the first of the highlander series could not wait to read this one and it did not let me down. I could not put the book down and read it in two days . Going for the third on in thr series. Great work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.