The Hawk (Highland Guard Series #2)

The Hawk (Highland Guard Series #2)

by Monica McCarty

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ISBN-13: 9780345518248
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Series: Highland Guard Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 157,652
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of The Chief, the first book in the Highland Guard series, the Highlander trilogy (Highlander Untamed, Highlander Unmasked, and Highlander Unchained), and the Campbell trilogy (Highland Warrior, Highland Outlaw, and Highland Scoundrel). Her interest in the Scottish clan system began in the most unlikely of places: a comparative legal history course at Stanford Law School. After a short but enjoyable stint as an attorney, she realized that her career as a lawyer set against her husband’s transitory life as a professional baseball player was not exactly a match made in heaven. So she traded in her legal briefs for Scottish historical romances with sexy alpha heroes. Monica McCarty lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two children.

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Hawk (Highland Guard Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 217 reviews.
Charmed47 More than 1 year ago
I was so excited that the second book of the series came out. I absolutely loved The Chief, The Hawk not so much. It was slow, too much blah blah. Sorry
bklvr16 More than 1 year ago
Erik "Hawk" MacSorley is a the best seaman and swimmer in the elite Highland Guards. He is commissioned by Robert Bruce to meet with Irish mercenaries to get them to agree to be part of an attack Bruce has planned to regain his throne. The same February night Hawk is to meet with the Irish, Lady Elyn (Ellie) deBurgh has agreed to go along with her sister, Mathilda (Matty) to the Maiden's Plunge into the icy waters off the Irish coast. Hawk is handsome, with his blonde hair, blue eyes and charming smile. He has always had a way with the ladies. His men are loyal to him. Ellie is the 'plain'(her eyes are hazel and her hair dark compared to the blue-eyed blonde features of her siblings) and responsible member of her family. She has been the mother figure to her younger brothers and sister since the death of their mother a few years earlier. She is engaged to marry Sir Ralph deMonthermer, former son-in-law to the English King, Edward I, known as The Hammer of the Scots. Ellie inadvertantly swims into the cave where Hawk and the mercenaries are meeting. Rather than let the Irish kill her, Hawk kidnaps her not knowing she is the daughter of the Earl of Ulster since she lets him assume she is merely a nursemaid to the deBurgh children. And Hawk lets her assume he is merely a pirate and an outlaw. When one member of his group, Thomas Randolph who is also the nephew of Robert Bruce, becomes ill, Hawk takes them to a small island off Kintyre to give Thomas time to recover and to keep Ellie hidden. Ellie is bold and asks a lot of questions. Most of her questions are guesses but she seems to hit the mark with those guesses. Eventually, they come to trust each other; but not enough to tell the truth about their names and statuses. I love the way Monica McCarty blends fact with fiction in this series. These characters are real people in history, her story is the fiction. Robert Bruce is married to Elizabeth deBurgh, Ellie's older sister. At one point, the ladies who are part of the Scottish Queen's entourage are captured by the English and placed in cages at Berwick and Roxburgh Castles. Eventually most of the ladies were freed
Dalynn More than 1 year ago
FORBIDDEN LOVE+ADVENTURE+EPIC BATTLES=THE HAWK THERE ARE NO SPOILERS IN THIS COMMENT I PROMISE! Monica McCarty has never failed me. It was impossible to put down the book. It was beautifully well written, and if you like pirates, adventure, epic battles at sea, and forbidden love, then YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Erik MacSorley-(OH LA LA) I couldn't get enough of him, his humor, his pirate attitude, his warrior skills, it screams YUMMY!!! Elyne de Burgh-She knows how to get past all of those groupies to get to her man. You gotta read this book, it's so worth the time. Take my word for it.
brendafromNY More than 1 year ago
Great book! I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I loved the hero in this book. So carefree and loveable. I love all her books and wait for each on to be completed so I can rush to a book store to read them. I absolutely love historical romance. I wish all the romance authors would stop writting all that demon and shape shifter stuff. Stick with the real deal. Real hero's, not half demons who are immortal by the way. Can't wait for The Ranger!
KiddoTB More than 1 year ago
This is a classic. All of her Highlander romance novels are number one. I love the strong men and the fearless women. She has wonderful characters that you can't get enough of. Reading her books makes you want to journey back in time and find some of these hunks. I love all of her books. It is definitely a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great suspense, not the run of the mill highlander romance. Love the use of real historical figures and battles. After reading The Chief, I couldn't wait for this book and now I will anxiously wait for the next.
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melorem on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The second book in the Highland Guard Series. Erik is a seafaring chieftan who supports Robert the Bruce's bid to be King of Scotland. Lady Elyne comes across Erik by mistake finding herself at the wrong place at the wrong time. He has no choice but to take her with him. She hides her identity thinking it will keep her safe but there never seems to be the right time to set things right.This book has a good mixture of political intrigue and romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On to the next in this wonderful series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was exciting to read. I enjoyed the storyline and all of the characters. This story is filled with as much adventures as there is romance. I am very pleased with story and will be reading it many times more.
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Walks in "im leaving rp" she says and walks out
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I liked the part about the maiden's plunge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book and actually the whole series for that matter. I you like medieval romances or books about highlanders, you'll love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book 2. A lot better than THE CHEIF....the story has alot of adventure, romance and fun.. A bit of humor between Hawk and Ellie. Once you start this book you will have a hard time putting it down. MOTTO fight for your life and do not give up. Get started with this great HIGHLAND GUARD series. Worth the money....get it now......ENJOY!!!!! DLO
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Recyclequeen3 More than 1 year ago
Monica McCarty winds a great story around great romantic encounters. I will be reading the entire series, that's for sure!
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