Reckless

Reckless

by Hannah Howell

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Overview

Heir to the clan MacFarlane, Ailis was a prize to be bartered by her calculating father, and her wedding to a man she despised seemed inevitable—until she is abducted by her clan's worst enemy, Alexander MaDubh, a brutally handsome laird with ice in his eyes and hot blood in his veins.

Alexander had come riding into Leargan to claim the three children born of a forbidden love between his brother and lovely Ailis' sister. Now, with Ailis herself as his pawn, he can strike at the enemy whose treachery robbed his clan of so much. Her beauty and her fierce temper stir his blood, and vengeance has never been so sinfully sweet. But will a passion they cannot deny be enough to ease the pain and torment of the past?

Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels. . .

"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell." —Publishers Weekly

"Expert storyteller Howell pens another Highland winner." —Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420122343
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 707,351
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Hannah Howell is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of acclaimed historical romances. Howell, twice awarded the Golden Leaf Award, has been a Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist, received RT Book Reviews' Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year, and has had her books on Amazon's Top 10 Romances of the Year list. She lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts with her family. Visit her website at hannahhowell.com.

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Reckless 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1375 her uncle Coln who murdered her father, the laird of clan MacFarlane, sees Ailis as an asset to be bartered in obtaining an alliance with the MacCordys. Coln does not care that she raises the three children of her dead sister Maire, whose father remains unknown and that he selected the abusive Donald MacCordy as her spouse.---- Alexander, laird of clan MacDubh, learns from his depressed brother Barra that he has three children with Maire that he has not seen in years. Alexander believes the kids should be raised amongst the love of their father¿s clan. They abduct the three children, their guardian Ailis, and a gentle giant willing to die to keep the four safe. Ailis worries that her clan¿s enemy will destroy the children, but instead sees them showered in love and even her giant protector treated with kindness unlike how her uncle has handled the children. As Ailis and Alexander fall in love, both knows that the MacFarlane and MacDubh must react, but when and how is still to be seen.---- Though her uncle and her intended are too odious to be competitive to the caring though brooding Alexander, fans of Scottish medieval romances will receive plenty of reading pleasure with this strong tale. The clever propaganda mechanisms that paint the Macdubhs as bloodthirsty barbarians amongst the MacFarlanes would fit in well in today¿s 527 ways to say truth during the presidential race. The story line moves forward at a rapid pace as Alexander and Ailis battle with each other and within themselves in a fine historical tale.---- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Very well written and the story plot keeps moving. It has all the aspects that I look for in a book. I love stories about Scotland and clans and this one had it all. loved it.
Georgianna Garrett More than 1 year ago
This must be one of her earlier books because i have read many of her other books and this one, although a good read, lacks the depth in characters and storyline that her later books have. Still a good read!
fog More than 1 year ago
I loved the chemistry between the two main characters. There was such conflict between the two, yet a great intensity. I loved Alex from his previous introduction in another novel. Yet the Alex in this novel isn't who he started out to be which was very sad. I came back around to loving him by the end. I also love the fact that the female wasn't helpless and had spunk. The villain of the book was so evil that you really were in suspense. Great book!
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Great....................................................................... Hannah Howell in top form. Ailis and Alexander a sort of dysfunctional Romeo and Juliet. In the over twenty bracket. Who in the end kill off some of the family members instead of themselves. Good stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hannah Howell's books are the kinds that a reader doesn't want to put down.
Phyl12 More than 1 year ago
This was a nice love story with a happy ending
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Love to read hannah howell. I will say however that her main characters weel and other characters too, will drag out a conversation too long so tis easy to skip over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story. I like how this author writes.
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I like Ms. Howell's books. I pnly wish her female characters had more backbone. No woman on this planet would take being rapwed and feel sorry for the ,an and enjoy it while in bed and tolerate brutal day time abuse. Ya right. Dont think so
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It was ok. Have read many of her books. This one was not one of here best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just dont understand why would she change Alexanders character so much from the second book to this one. In highland wedding he was amazing and in this one he acts like a jerk. It was such a big change and she doesnt mention any of the people from the last books in this one