Monday, 3 December 2012

Review: The Highlander's Rewards by Eliza Knight


The Highlander’s Reward
Series: Stolen Bride #1
Author:  Eliza Knight
Publisher: Eliza Knight
Genre:  Historical Romance
Release Date: July 11th 2012
Pages:  260
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased

Rating:

Reason chosen:

Because I truly wish I could marry a Scot.

Summary taken from Goodreads:

She belonged to another… But was destined to be his…

Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her she fears she's more in danger of losing herself.

The last thing Magnus Sutherland wants is to marry the beautiful English lass he saved. As the laird of his clan, he has a responsibility to his clan and allies. But when Arbella is attacked by one of his own men, he determines the only way to keep her safe is to make her his. A decision that promises to be extremely satisfying.

Magnus brings Arbella to his home of Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands. And that’s where the trouble begins… Their countries are at war and they should be each other’s enemy. Neither one considered their mock marriage would grow into a deeply passionate love. What’s more, they were both unhappily betrothed and those who've been scorned are out for revenge. Can their new found love keep them together or will their enemies tear them apart?

Review:

I love me a Scottish romance. And this one was a little different than the many many others that I have read. This time he saves her, than marries her to save her some more. And this time it’s not about rival clans…oh no. It’s the war between the English and the Scottish in the 1200s and a certain Brave-hearted William Wallace ever makes a littler appearance. So it tickled the historian in my a little. Then there were the characters. Arbelle…she willing admits that she can somewhat fight, but that in a battle she may not be that good. But, she still tries. Points to her. Then there is Magnus…the big softy. Or so you think. He is a good man, but then he is determined to woo her. He says he won’t kiss her until she asks, but he likes the process of making her ask. Teasing her at every moment. She has an iron will I tell you. There were some things that I found a little off, like the fact that she falls for him in about two days. However, taking into consideration he time and the fact that he saves her twice and is a complete gentlemen…he’s a keeper and ever woman would know it. There was a lot of swooning going on.

Good:

Arbella—a fighter, but not a warrior and willing to admit it. But, stubborn as heck. Love it

Magnus—a good guy. A softy. A hunk. A Keeper.

Also, there was some battle, and promise of more to come.

Bad:

The time in which they fall for each other seemed a little far-fetched. I guess I’m not a believe of love at first sight. For those that are they will probably love this.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall I found the characters interesting and the story line interesting as well. I never had to re-read anything or got confused (expect sometimes trying to remember who was who). Instead I was whisked away to a land filled with hot plaid-covered warriors with warm hearts that, in turn, warmed mine.

Next in the Series:

The Highlander’s Lady #3 ETA: Dec 15th 2012

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of plaid-covered warriors that make your knees feel like jelly…than this is for you.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

The Montgomerys and Armstrongs and McCabe Trilogy by Maya Banks, Marriage to a Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst, Ugly Duckling Series by Manda Collins, Daughters of Glen series by Melissa Mayhue, Play-By-Play series by Jaci Burton, Don’t Mess With Texas by Christie Craig, Weldon series by Jennifer Saints, Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot.

Read Completely:
Yes

Author Website/Blog:
Twitter: @ElizaKnight

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