[ [BOOK] To Wed a Highlander ] Author Michele Sinclair – washcloths.co.uk
This review was originally Dark Awakening posted on Addicted To RomanceTo Wed A Highlander is the second book in the McTiernay s series which is a series on a family of seven brothers all highlanders and these are their stories So in this story we have an arranged marriage trope which is AWESOME in a highlander romance because boy these two do NOT like each other at allSo our tale begins when a dying laird of the Dunston clan makes a decree that his daughter will need to marry Colin McTiernay in order torotect the clan They are a lowlander clan and don t exactly have fond thoughts of Colin Colin was married to one of Makenna s older sisters but when she Hawks Way (Hawks Way passed away Colin became a wiower and now if Colin wants to be laird and if Makenna wants to do what is best for her clan she will need to marry Colin Makenna has an adventurous spirit she loves to ride hunt and fight with a sword but Colin is a bit overprotective and is always worried she will hurt herself and its just not something women do But Makenna has never felt comfortable being indoors and doing what other women do and she has never fit in to that So even though Makenna hates how strict Colin can be at times she agrees to marry him because she knows its the right thing to do and when he kisses her she feelsassion for the first time in her life and wonders what she could have with Colin Makenna also is dealing with uite a few self doubts about herself especially in comparing herself to her sister Now Colin cared for his first wife but he never truly in depth loved her with a Family Men passion but he feels with Makenna than he ever did with her sister But there is going on than just Colin and Makenna getting to know each other and learn one another There is a great danger with a rival clan whose laird is obsessed with Makenna And the clan doesn t trust Colin and so we have some that don t care too much for their new laird and so we see a built up of alot dealing with some intrigue and betrayals I really felt that this side lot definitely worked for the story and for the romance It really helped bring Colin and Makenna together in the right ways and we see that Makenna may not always like Colin but she trusts him and is loyal to him even in the beginning of their marriage What I found most fascinating with this book was seeing these two go from hating each other to truly loving one another Now I wouldn t say that hate each other exactly but there is definite tension which really builds up that sexual connection they have going onI was actually really impressed with the heat level of this story because it was than I normally see in historical s to be honest And I loved that it was steamy than lighter And yeah the chemistry that these two is off the charts and even though there is uite a few sex scenes I feel like it really adds to the story and I felt like Sinclair just makes it work so well We also get to see the couple from book one and I loved seeing them again and made me want to read book one which I read a few years back and I am so thrilled that I can connect with this fun dynamic familyAnother aspect that I truly admired was the authenticity of the culture and the era I honestly loved all the details that this author showed "and enough details that I wanted to grab a map of scotland LITERALLY "enough details that I wanted to grab a map of scotland LITERALLY felt I had fallen into this book and there were so many vivid ortrayals of the scenery and seeing the culture and differences between the lowlanders and the highlanders and I felt that Sinclair did a superb job in her research because her style is one of the reasons why I read highlander romances so muchSo seriously if you love a rich detailed highland romance with a sexy Scot as your hero and a strong willed heroineGRAB this series upfoogallery id51550 To Wed a Highlander by Michele SinclairThis was a very different book at least to me The Sabina Spielrein premise is that these twoeople need to marry to save a Lowland clan This is a common remise that
of the forced marriage at least on one erson s art what is uncommon to me the forced marriage at least on one erson s Out of This World part what is uncommon to me the malerotagonist was married to the female The Time It Never Rained protagonist s sister before she died Colin loved her very much And it wasn t something that he kept uietly to himself WE did hear a lot about his late wife but you will soon see that these reminiscences are germane to the storyMakenna is not the normal type of woman of her times She doesn t know how to be a lady or to run a castle She rides she spars and she fights She happens to do all of that better than some soldiers She is taking a lot of opposition from many of her clan members for marrying someone who is not one of them and these dissenters are showing their displeasure Of course she had also sort ofromised sort of herself to a neighboring laird who is uite evil Colin is taking his role as the new Laird of the Dunstan clan uite seriously He feels The Child of the Soul and Other Stories passion for his new wife but not much else Soon he has to defend himself to his new clan he has to investigate just who is doing many cruel things to hiseople and he needs to ignite the Childrens Phantasies passion that he knows is within his new wifeSoon Colin and Makenna are both trying tolease each other and to learn compromise as they battle the enemies both without and within their castles walls This is another relationship driven story but out of all of the books I ve read by this author it is the first one that has action throughout the whole story There is a ve. An Arranged MarriageMakenna Dunstan has never needed a man's rotection before But when her father's failing health laces the safety of the clan in her hands she has no choice but to marry Colin McTiernay Fearing the emotions Colin awakens within her she finds herself succumbing too easi. .
Summary To Wed a Highlander.
Ry interesting and action acked conclusion to this book This is a steamy and interesting read I have found that the author is uite good at keeping things from us and she waits until the Science, Technology and Culture proper time in the story to have the greatest impact on the reader What some may be considering being dues ex machine tactics is simple cleverlotting on the author s No Beast So Fierce part I love these books and am hoping that the author will keep writing from this timeeriod Good book I liked the characters of Colin and Makenna as a couple But maybe I ve read too many Highlander romances and the some of the lots are just sounding the same Highland couple gets married one or both of them don t really want to marry the other the heroine happens to enjoy things that a man would normally do sword fighting riding horses etcher husband initially forbids it the clan doesn t think she will able to be a good lady of the keep the heroine rolls her sleeves up and tries to fix the lace up and get Last Chance Bride people to like her which always seems to happen when her husband is away for a while There always happens to be a laird of a rival clan who is maniacally evil who will always catch the heroine but she will always be saved by the Hero or by the fact that she actually knows how to use a sword does this sound familiar That said it was still a heart warming read and I know I will still be addicted to the Highlander romance genre for the foreseeable future repetitiveredictable Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy plots or not Just too much darn fun to read To Wed a Highlander was my second read by Michele Sinclair This historical reminded me of a Harleuin historical but with added length and oomph There s good guys and bad guys and relationshiproblems light drama and really hot sexMakenna is the wild child of the four daughters of the Dunstan Laird She s also her father s favorite so when her father asks her to marry her dead sister s husband she s outraged Colin is overbearing and arrogantand he loved her dear dead sister Deirdre who was the opposite of everything Makenna is Can she really give up all chance at love for the sake of her clanColin doesn t give his Lawman Lover (Outlaws, promises easily and he won t break them once he does Of course when heromised to marry Makenna at Deirdre s deathbed he never really thought he d actually have to do it Makenna is wild and undisciplined interested in weapons and fightinghow can she ever make a City Girl in Training proper Laird s wife Colin just can t decide what to dountil he kisses her Now he s fighting another battle this one to keep from caring too muchTwo strong willed characters who must learn to compromise and lean on each other I loved it Reading about the two of them with their fiery tempers andassion kept me warm on a cold winter s day I will begin by saying that this book has many flaws however because of my vast enjoyment and inability to ut the book down I am still choosing to give it 5 stars I m still thinking about Makenna and Colin and can t wait to revisit them in other booksThe story opens with Makenna Dunstan and Colin McTiernay entering an arranged marriage in order to save the Dunstan clan and make Colin an outsider from the Highlands laird of the lowland Dunstan clan Both are resistant to the marriage but on the night before the wedding they unwittingly discover an incendiary attraction to the other After the wedding neither looked back and I LOVED this Some authors make the characters rebel against #THIS SITUATION AND DRAW OUT THE # situation and draw out the angst but Sinclair spared me that for which I am grateful Now let me warn you there is some cheesiness here especially at the beginning What I mean by cheesiness is the grand assion trope that is found mostly in older novels Makenna and Colin have been supposedly at odds with each other for two years but then because of one kiss suddenly understand each other s deepest desires and trust each other The sex scenes also start early in this book there had to be 6 7 of them at first I was rolling my eyes at the drama and corny lines but they got better after the first one and despite their freuency they didn t detract from my enjoyment of the story In fact I think Sinclair Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files put them in there onurpose Makenna and Colin both have deep insecurities but from the beginning their attraction to each other The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, prevents them from holding anything back Despite the over the top beginning I could see the slow development of a solid marital foundation through intimacyrivate time together and hysical
honesty Tomboyish athletic Makenna is worried that she cannot be like her beautiful serene sister Colin s first wife who diesTomboyish athletic Makenna is worried that she cannot be like her beautiful serene sister Colin s first wife who dies oor health and large An Italian Education passionate Colin is afraid to love and lose again These characters have flashes of insight about each other but this insecurity about love threads through the entire book At first it was not clear why these walls existed but as the storyrogressed we find out with Makenna and Colin that not everything is as it seems and Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code perhaps their marriage can be better than they ever imagined I do not want to say here just in case you read it but I loved how Sinclair reveals howerception can be very different from the truth Here is an example of Colin s insight about his wife that cracked me up Women can be the most sensible and logical beings in the universe but drag them into a discussion when they are not in the mood and watch irrationality explode Haha this is so erfect While Colin has. Ly to his lingering kisses and warm caresses Yet she wonders if she can truly trust this highlander who is uickly stealing her heart Ignites An Insatiable Desire A highlander from birth Colin McTiernay knows the Dunstan clan dislikes him especially the laird's youngest daughter But he is. Daddy Wanted place of fitting in and at oneoint draws into herself and tries to become the wife she thinks Colin wants This was a heartbreaking Forbidden Stranger part of the book and it enables Colin to finally understand what he really wants Her newly submissive nature was driving him mad He hated it and he wanted it to stop Never did he realize how much Makenna s spirit made everyone including him come alive He needed herassion and fire he depended upon it And that right there is why I loved this book Colin and Makenna do not uite fit in and struggle with finding their Snowy River Man place but when it comes down to it they areerfect just as they are and throughout the course of the story the both figure that out and finally figure out a way to communicate it I think Colin despite his overbearing ways communicates their bond best It is one thing to rely on someone to save your life but it s another to trust someone with the uality of your life The latter takes a far greater leap of faith You gave that to me almost from the very beginning Without it I don t know if I would ever have had the courage to love again This emphasis on trust was a vital Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze part of the book and I liked how this theme threaded throughout It made the entire story feel epic and the love long lastingSince this is a Scottish romance there is of course clan feuds going on Sinclair includes a surprising amount of historical detail and dives into specifics about army training negotiation between clans and battles I usually fi This is one of my go to books when I m in a certain mood I don t know how to describe the mood but this is the book for it I first read it early in my historical romance reading career and it has all the elements I look for in a good romance1 An interesting intelligent heroine who is stubborn enough to maintain her sense of self but not so stubborn as to border or becomeetulant or stupid2 A hero with strength of body and sensitivity Colin is wary of loving Makenna because he fears losing those he loves but he uickly overcomes his fear and jumps in Very realistic3 Realistic I refer a story in which the odds being overcome are realistic and not artificially contrived4 I want to feel the emotions being written If the heroine or hero realizes they are in love I want to realize it also5 Action I like a story that keeps movingThere you have it A five star historical Scottish romance According to me08162016 Good Comfort ReadAugust 2018 Mood over I really loved this story It started off that the HH could not stand each other While the story moved along and they realized how very right they were
Together I Could ReallyI could really the love building I loved the way they stood up for each other against all odd s The love scenes were very well done and lenty of heat through out the book After finishing this book there is only one thing for me to do and that is continue on with the next book in this series Desiring The HighlanderPS thank you Kris for recommending this series to me I m giving this two stars because I know that some eople like really cheesy romance I love romance but
the cliche lines in this one were just too much forcliche lines in this one were just too much for I wanted to gag Here s the one that made me laugh and cringe Her mouth finally free Makenna asked Colin what s happening I don t know what s wrong with me My body feels to be on fire and yet I crave Snort Please The dude was also married to her sister first That may be another huge no no for me No boinking of your sibling s husband Gross I don t even have a sister and I know that one I hate to give bad reviews and I hate giving low ratings I usually try to find something I like So I will say this Ms Sinclair seems to at least be knowledgeable about the time eriod The setting and customs of the The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone people in the story are realistic other than the romantic side of it LOVE OR LUSTLaird Alexander Dunstan is dying and he needs a strong Highland Warrior to wed his youngest daughter Makenna Colin McTiernay was married 2yrs before to Laird Alexanders other daughter and McKenna older sister Deirdre She died from a weak constitution 9 monthsast Laird Alexanders Klan is a weak one and Colin has been training them to be great warriors for the Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, past 2yrs He wants Colin to become Laird when he dies so he marries the younger daughter MaKenna to Colin Herein lies theroblem with the story Colin loves his first wife Deirdre the deceased wife is the elephant in the room and she is mentioned way to much The relationship with MacKenna and Colin is compared to much with the relationship with Colin and Deirdre The author does a The Family Plan pretty good job of developing a relationship between Colin and MaKenna and the sex is Hot but theirs always that nagging 3rderson in there relationship slightly keeping them apart They do get
Their HEA And StoryHEA and story fast and kept me entertained Michele Sinclair has all the makings for a 5 star author it she learns to apply what appeals and doesn t appeal to most HR readers or any romance readers Don t bring up the ex and compare with the current A Family Practice partner This was so much better than I thought it was going to be. Determined to save the lowlanders from their enemies even if that means marrying the willful and impetuous Makenna Taming this fierce tigress will be a challenge that Colin is confident he can meet by seducing Makenna and tantalizing her with aassion that will only leave her begging for.