Kenneth Brodie offered for young Mary Catherine Rose but her father declined, then a year later accepted an offer from another clan. Furious at hearing Cat would be married soon to someone else, Kenneth fled to France and drowned his disappointment in wine, women and war.
A Love Lost
Two years after her father demanded they wait until Cat was older, she doesn't understand why Kenneth hasn't returned for her. Broken-hearted, Cat spurns yet another betrothal her father arranges and runs away to her cousin in St. Andrews, vowing never to marry.
A Love Worth Fighting For
By the time Kenneth returns home, trouble is brewing in Scotland. Sent to St. Andrews as hostage for his clan to the Warden of Scotland, Kenneth resents being exiled-until he encounters his lost love, Cat Rose. When war breaks out, they must escape. And even though he betrayed her with more than one mademoiselle, he's the only man Cat trusts to get her home to the Highlands. Can she forgive his past and renew the love they once shared?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A battle for love set against a Highland war! Kenneth and Cat pledged themselves to each other two years ago, but her father refused to allow a match that would provide his clan no political advantage. Cat has spent her time refusing all other suitors in the hope that Kenneth would return, while Kenneth believed she was given in marriage to another so he fled to France to try to forget her. The winds of war start to build as both Cat and Kenneth find themselves in St. Andrews and are surprised to see the other in such unexpected situations. Forced to flee for their lives as St. Andrews is caught up in the coming war, they endure a long and difficult overland journey back to their own clans. Along the way, they can neither deny the all-consuming attraction they share, nor can they ignore all the still-relevant reasons why they will never be allowed to marry. The romance remains at the forefront of the story, but we're also shown just how much the war costs the warriors and clan members caught in the middle. The obstacles they must overcome are heartbreaking at times, and their HEA seems well beyond reach despite their deep and abiding love for each other. I loved every absorbing page of this story, and was sad to leave Scotland and return to real life when it was over. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
A bit TOO CONFLICTED & drawn out for my taste, but a good story
His Highland Love by Willa Blair is another fantastic read in her new series, "His Highland Heart". While, book 2 in this thus far amazing series, it can be read as a stand alone. Set in France and Scotland. This is the story of Kenneth Brodie, Mary Catherine Rose and a love once denied, thought to be lost, but will that same love be worth fighting for now. Open up "His Highland Heart" to see for yourself, you're be glued to the pages of this captivating story of love lost, and found again. Kenneth and Mary Catherine, "Cat" are a wonderful couple, who will hold your heart! Willa Blair writes a story that comes to life and will sweep you away on a journey from France into the Highlands of Scotland . "His Highland Love" is a romantic adventure filled with lots of twists and turns, suspense and danger. It's definitely a charming story with plenty of romance and adventure with a touch of spice to add to the lure of adventure! Fast paced with an enjoyable cast of characters who will steal and capture your heart. I was amazed with Cat and Kenneth's journey to finding their HEA amongst the turmoil of war. Beautifully written and masterfully executed! Well done, Willa Blair!! I look forward to the next adventure in "His Highland Heart" series. I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. Rating: 5 Heat rating: Mild Received by: AprilR