When a Warrior Woos a Lass

When a Warrior Woos a Lass

by Julie Johnstone


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When a Warrior Woos a Lass by Julie Johnstone

The past haunts them. Treachery awaits them. Love will save them.

A shattered lass...

Scarred by the cruel whims of her late husband, Lena MacLeod lives in fear of men and marriage. So when the king's edict obliges her to wed Scottish warrior Alex MacLean, she never expects to feel safe, let alone happy. But behind Alex's fierce exterior lies a gentle, gallant highlander who renews her soul, emboldens her, and offers her the one thing she never thought she would possess-true love. Now that Alex has her whole heart, she'll settle for nothing less than all of his.

A tortured highlander...

Haunted by violent nightmares of his dark past, Alex MacLean has put off getting married for as long as possible. But now he finds himself the husband of the fragile, beautiful Lena, and he's drawn to her as he has never been to another. He vows to protect and heal her, and as she grows stronger, so does his love for her. Yet, his horrible memories and a treacherous task are preventing him from giving himself to her entirely, and the secrets he harbors threaten to destroy their life together.

A union...

When Lena uncovers a dangerous scheme involving Alex, she embarks on a desperate journey to save the man she loves. But Alex still hasn't let her in, and he runs the risk of losing her-and his life-unless he can accept that his once delicate wife is now an ally strong enough to light his way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781981579303
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2017
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

As a little girl I loved to create fantasy worlds and then give all my friends roles to play. Of course, I was always the heroine! Books have always been an escape for me and brought me so much pleasure, but it didn't occur to me that I could possibly be a writer for a living until I was in a career that was not my passion. One day, I decided I wanted to craft stories like the ones I loved, and with a great leap of faith I quit my day job and decided to try to make my dream come true. I discovered my passion, and I have never looked back. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I have been able to make a career out of sharing the stories that are in my head! I write Scottish Medieval Romance, Regency Romance, and I have even written a Paranormal Romance book. And because I have the best readers in the world, I have hit the USA Today bestseller list several times.

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When a Warrior Woos a Lass 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
At a very high level the plot has promise but the actual story left me rolling my eyes and tossing it down dozens of times. I have read the previous books in the series and am finding they get worse with each book. Throughout there are leaps in logic that just do not make any sense. Characters often behave in a way that just seems inconsistent with what else has already been said of them. After reading the first and second books in the series I was looking forward to Alex's story but I am rather disappointed in the telling.
sciencexcharm More than 1 year ago
Can abuse break someone to the point that they can never love again? Would the perfect match between two broken hearts be able to mend each other? Johnstone’s historical romance really exposes the raw emotion of love for what it is—vulnerability that can be harnessed into strength. This tale is of another Scottish warrior who has provided his unyielding loyalty to his King. Two tests have been thrown at him in rapid succession. A marriage that he very much wants to a women who has endured far more abuse then he could ever hope to banish from her heart and a King who has asked him to betray his people. When a Warrior Woos a Lass holds depth, historical adventure, emotional prevalence and timeless romance. Johnstone provides yet another riveting and fascinating story that will captivate readers who enjoy this genre. Alex and Lena care for each other a great deal, being brought together time and time again since youth, but Lena’s last marriage to a cruel and abusive man has changed the way that she sees all men, including Alex. Once her brother saves her from that horror, can she learn to love another man and be with him as a woman should without fear of his touch threatening to overcome her? Alex is kind, compassionate, and stunningly handsome and yet, his eyes and his past hold a cold darkness full of secrets. When the King has demanded their marriage before an important task arises, a secret in which Alex and the King must hold sacred to themselves, Lena doesn’t know how to move forward. Should she follow her husband and betray her whole family or should she stay and leave her husband to his own betrayal? Lena knows in her heart that Alex is good, and she bases her determination to stay be his side out of faith that there is an explanation for his actions. Could she be wrong? Could he betray her? Johnstone almost has a poetic vibe to her words and the rhythm with which she carries the story. It is clear that she has a profound knowledge of history and a lot of research went into her story. This author does a superb job with character development and originality. The pace is very fluid and quick, but not so quick as to hinder understanding or perception. As this story progresses, it becomes more of an adventure for both Alex and Lena, one which will test strength as well as trust. If you are a reader of historical romance, this may be an exciting read for you. A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a five-star rating for When a Warrior Woos a Lass by Julie Johnstone.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Ive read her books before but this story reads like a first novel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series is totally awesome!!!!! I love Alex!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was another amazing story in this series. Alex and Lena are both tortured souls. They both believe their pasts make them worthless for marriage. The king decides they will marry. Alex and Lena discover healing is possible together. I loved this book !
Brownac101 More than 1 year ago
Lena MacLeod was kidnapped at the age of seven by her uncle and living and later was forced to marry a very evil man who severely abused her. Her family later found out and rescued and killed her abusive husband. Lena returns to her Clan a broken and fragile women. Handsome Highlander Alex MacLean is a Scottish warrior and Clan Chief. He’s known since childhood. He’s haunted by violent nightmares of his dark past so Alex has put off getting married, but he feels very protective of Lena and knows how fragile she really is. Both Alex and Lena feel a pull toward each other and now Alex finds himself her husband to save her from the Campbell’s again. Alex has a dreadful task ahead of him and cannot give himself and his heart freely to Lena. Will his secrets tear them apart before their love even has a chance to survive? When Lena realizes Alex is in danger will she have the strength to embark on a desperate mission to save the man she’s grown to loves. A great story filled with adventure, danger and smoldering romance between to haunted souls. 5 STARS!!! This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
This is a dark story of two people with horrific pasts and how they overcome them. The attraction between Lena and Alex is quick, and healing begins right away. This story touched my heart, brought tears to my eyes, with an occasional laugh escaping. Such a journey for both with a satisfying end for me. I adored Lena' determination to let go of the past and felt proud when she did. Alex's guilt made him blind to a degree, but he willingly charges into danger for Lena. I could not put down this story. I highly recommend it. I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.
Rita0285 More than 1 year ago
Alex and Lena have such troubled pasts. Neither knows if they can ever trust or love Together though through each other’s love and strength they over come past and present troubles. Wonderfully done story
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
The sixth book in the Entangled Heats series is and exciting Highland adventure full of intrigue, secrets, and a mission in treachery. It is also the story of two people who have survived torture they cannot bring themselves to share with anyone. The story begins when King David tasks Alex MacLean to secretly acquire the names of Lairds involved in the effort to take his throne. In order to carry out his mission, he must play traitor. The King also requires that Alex and Lena MacLeod marry. Tortured as a youth, Alex doesn’t trust himself to take a wife. Grossly abused in her first marriage, Lena has no desire to marry again. She cannot even abide the touch of a man. The way ahead will definitely not be easy. When a Warrior Woos a Lass is part of the MacLeod Saga, but is strong enough to stand alone. The hero and heroine are strong characters who have to deal with their personal demons as well as try to make a marriage neither of them wanted succeed. The secondary characters are familiar from previous stories. The plot keeps you reading to find out what will happen next. I recommend this one. It is a winner.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
When a Warrior Woos a Lass by Julie Johnstone is book Six in the "Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts" series. This is the story of Lena MacLeod and Alex MacLean. I have read read the previous books but feel this can be a standalone book. Lena was taken from her family around 7 years old and later forced to marry a evil and abusive man. Her family thinking she was dead at one point but found her and killed her abusive husband. Now she has been back in her families home in Dunvegan Castle for about two years. Alex was apart of the team of people that brought her home and away from the abuse. So he knows some of what happened to her. Alex too has been an abusive past that still haunts him til this day. When Alex and Lena are ordered to marry by the King they move forward to do so and Alex vows to protect Lena. Lena is learning to care for her somewhat distant husband and she is protective of him also. Each book I read in this series I think is my favorite but this one has a soft spot with how both of them showed the other love and help to heal their wounds.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
My heart ached as I read this story. Emotional, intriguing and engaging of the senses, Julie Johnstone has such a way of engaging the reader so that you feel part of the story as you turn the page. Lena MacLeod has been emotionally scarred in her childhood and by her late husband and does not have any hope of finding true happiness. She really just wants to stay away from men and hopefully never have to remarry. Unfortunately (or really fortunate in the end) she has to wed Alex MacLean by the King's order. A seasoned warrior, Lena is surprised at how gentle Alex is and feels there is hope. Alex has his own mental scars that haunt him and feels he holds back from Lena due to those memories. As the king's order for Alex to marry Lena had other conditions Alex has to carry out, it appears he is keeping secrets from Lena. This is where Alex shows how strong she has become and is determined to help Alex and rid him of his past demons. Read to find out what happens to this fragile couple and be prepared to tear up and cheer as you are led through their journey. I was gifted a copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julie Johnstone does it again. I was blessed with this book and it turned out to be an early Christmas present. This time she transports us to the world of Lena MacLeod. By all appearances a damaged, victim. Then she is required to marry Liard Alex MacLean. Lena found out that she was a survivor. It took a fellow survivor to let her know that she was not alone. This book is wonderfully inspiring. For anyone feeling marginalized in their lives, reading this tome reminds us that there is always hope. What could be a better tail at Christmas? I highly recommend this book.
Kat Wiley More than 1 year ago
If I had to rate When A Warrior Woos A Lass by Julie Johnstone from 1 to 5, I would give it a 10! The book was so good I couldn’t put it down. Julie’s characters just come alive and her descriptions are so visual I can just see it in my mind. This book has treason, deception, battle, dark secrets, nightmares, abuse, trust issues and of coarse love… in other words, it has it all. Everything that I love in a book. As you can tell, I highly recommend When A Warrior Woos A Lass!!! So travel back in time to 1360 Scotland with Lena and Alex on a journey like no other.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Couldn’t read the book because it keeps asking for a review. Can’t get past this. Paid for the book and can’t read it! Had to give one star to get rid of it.