Laird of the Black Isle

Laird of the Black Isle

by Paula Quinn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455535347
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Highland Heirs Series , #3
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 106,076
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven. She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.

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Laird of the Black Isle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paula Quinn does it again with another outstanding MacGregor story. Mailie wants her King Author hero but no one measures up to her dad. She is abducted by Lachlan MacKenzie who is to turn her over to Ronald Sinclair who then will tell him the were abouts of his daughter Annabelle whom he thought was dead. Mailie is angry but when she realized the beast (Lachlan) will not hurt her she decides to make is life miserable by continually talking and asking questions by doing so interrupts his quite peaceful life after his wife and daughter were murdered. Mailie starts to break down his barriers to let people back in. A beautifully written story of love lost and new beginnings.
The_Avid_Bookivore More than 1 year ago
Laird of the Black Isle is a masterfully told story that endears the main characters to the reader. Each of the main characters has their trials and tribulations that squeeze the heartstrings. Lachlan MacKenzie has had his fair share of grief and wants nothing to do with the outside world because of it; until someone brings news that could change his dreary existence...if only he does something unthinkable in return. Mailie MacGregor becomes is captive, but, she doesn't find him intimidating and ventures out to set Lachlan's life upside down...and just maybe right side up in the end.  I found heartwrenching sadness, injustice, cruelty, lust, love and finally justice in this novel. So many feelings swirling into a magnificent plot that I couldn't help to just love. Lachlan stole my heart with his reluctance to accept the love given, yet unable to stop it. And Mailie is a heroine to admire with her perseverance, good heart and boundless hope. Together, they made the perfect couple and I'm glad to have witnessed their story.  I loved everything about this novel and hope to read more from Paula Quinn. I recommend to all romance readers!
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Paula Quinn’s story telling is always epic, passionate, romantic, and the dialogue with its hints of the Scottish dialect always makes for a great read. I love her characters and her plot lines, and this one is just like all of the rest in the MacGregor series, epic and entertaining. Lachlan has scars, but they reflect more of what is damaged on the inside more so then what is on the outside. He couldn’t protect his wife and daughter two years ago and after going on a rampage of vengeance, he secreted himself away in his castle in the Black Isle with no intention of ever leaving. However, a messenger arrives on his door and says that his daughter is alive and if he kidnaps a MacGregor lass, then he will be told who has his daughter. He doesn’t know whether to believe it or not but the chance that she is a live is a chance he has to take; so he kidnaps Mailie and brings her back to his home to await the arrival of the man who wants her. What he doesn’t expect is a strong-willed, spirited girl who fights him every step of the way and has a sharp tongue that won’t leave him in peace. Mailie sees only a monster until she begins to see beneath his exterior gruff and cantankerous demeanor. When she finds out what motivates his actions, she can’t help but want him to find his daughter, though she doubts Sinclair told the truth. As they await a response to his message that he has her, they get to know each other and she doesn’t let him be. She forces him into the light and forces him to love again. I loved every second. Loved the characters and the storyline. The conflict and antagonist where strong and well developed. Paula Quinn paints a magical adventure set in the highlands of Scotland with characters that jump off the page and a plot that stays with you even after you set the book down. Loved it.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
4.5 out of 5 stars This was such an awesome story. I loved Lachlan and Mailie. I enjoyed it all and couldn’t wait for the HEA. Such a great read! I thought both Mailie and Lachlan were great characters. Mailie was fierce, a fighter. I loved her determination and grit and her defiance of Lachlan when they meet (and a heck of a first meeting it was). I loved learning everything about them, that animosity between them in the beginning and how challenging Mailie could be. I adored Lachlan. He's all gruff and closed off and in such a difficult place and desperate for his daughter. I felt so bad for him, the more the story built and more details were revealed, the more my heart hurt for him and the more I loved him. It was a joy watching Mailie and Lachlan open up and come together. They were so sweet together and had great chemistry. My heart kept bursting with all the new things that Lachlan was welcoming into his life. I liked the pull they had on one another. It was just such a great story with a wonderful cast of characters. I really liked Mailie’s family and the male camaraderie happening, it really upped the entertainment factor. This was a sweet, fun read with a good mix of tension and animosity mixed in. There's a lot of drama as well. I was filled with so much anticipation waiting for everything to work out. There were just so many great details and things making this exciting to read. The ending might have been a bit sappy with a perfectly aligned HEA but I ate it up! It was just what I needed and I was pretty much cheering with tears in my eyes. It was awesome! This is a new-to-me author and I'm so glad I gave her a try. I will definitely be reading Paula Quinn again! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Laid Of the Black Isle takes readers to Scotland where a young man, trapped in darkness, is tasked with kidnapping a beautiful young girl for a rejected suitor. Paula Quinn puts Mailie MacGregor in a dangerous situation, but this heroine is no pushover! When she realizes the cause of Lachlan MacKenzie's actions she does everything in her power to help him, despite the suffering he's caused. Along the way a precious bond forms between Lachlan, Mailie, and two orphans that will be tested as forces circle to tear them apart and destroy what's left of Lachlan's crushed heart. I absolutely love Scottish historical romances! What I love most about Laird of the Black Isle is that it has familiar romantic themes with a refreshing twist that made me wish the story would never end. Lachlan and Mailie are perfect for each other. They're polar opposites that can't help but come together by the end, but what's really intriguing about them is the path to their happily-ever-after. It's filled with anger, tears, desperation and most importantly, joy. With such initial animosity between them I wondered how they would be able to attract one another. Paula Quinn eases into it one scenario after another until you realize you can no longer imagine the moments when Lachlan never smiles or Mailie constantly provokes him. I'm amazed at how the story builds up layer by layer until you really don't know what lays ahead for the main characters and you can only hang onto the edge of your seat waiting for everything to happen. Then, when it's over you can finally breathe again. You know it's a fantastic story when you're pulled in so easily and the story comes alive! This is the first novel of the series that I've read, but I was easily able to jump in and understand the family connections of the characters featured in the story. I have no doubt that the stories before were just as colorful and enticing as Laird of the Black Isle! If you're a Judith McNaught or Jana MacGregor fan, you will not want to miss out on Paula Quinn's next historical romance! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Lachlan and Mailie's story!! Lachlan would do anything to have his daughter back, even if it takes kidnapping the daughter of the MacGregor clan. He didn't count on falling for the woman once she is in his home. Mailie can't believe that she has been kidnapped, but when she learns the reason behind it, she understands the need. As she gets to know Lachlan, she will do anything in her power to help him get his daughter back, but when her family interferes is everything lost? I can't wait to see what Quinn has in store for the MacGregors next!!