Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Review! To Conquer a Highlander by Mary Wine

To Conquer a Highlander
Mary Wine
Sourcebooks Casablanca 
July 6, 2010
ISBN-10: 1402237375
ISBN-13: 978-1402237379

A fierce Highland laird ready to kill for king and country…
When Torin McLeren discovers his neighbor’s plot against his king, he takes their daughter as his prisoner, thereby stopping her father’s plot from going forward. But that leaves him with a woman under his roof whom he can’t ignore, and not just because she’s his enemy’s daughter…
A woman who’s as much trouble as she is temptation..
Shannon McBoyd decides to use her captor to experience passion for the first time, and then to destroy him. But her plan goes awry because once she has lured Torin into her bed, she no longer wants to hurt the one man who seems to value and understand her…
Even if her father will kill him—and her—when he discovers what they’ve done...
Something I don't particular enjoy about Historicals (although I should say that this can happen in any type of romance book, not only Historicals) is that at times I've noticed how minute the hero comes into the picture, the heroine turns into a saaaave-me doormat. This is highly annoying to me. However, this book is an exception, Shannon from the get-go doesn't take any BS from anybody, including Torin, no matter how yummylicious he might be! I liked that. Sure, she wasn't in the best of situation considering she's just being kidnapped by (let's not forget, super hot) the Highlander whose town her mean, horrendous father just attacked and so Torin's looking for some revenge.
Another thing I really liked about Shannon is how she owe her sexuality, she wasn't one of those girls who once they start getting the hots for a guy get all scandalous and such. Sure, she was a bit unnerved but that's only understandable since the guy she's getting the hots for just kinda kidnapped her. I liked Torin a lot too. He was manly and alpha but not too alpha to make me want to slap him which is always a good thing! 

To Conquer a Highlander is a sexy, fun story about two people falling in love, no matter what obstacles are in their way. Shannon and Torin have an incredible chemistry together and it was really fun to see them spar. Any romance book fan will highly enjoy this book!

Lush Rating: 4!

1 comment:

Moonsanity said...

Now this book I can add to my TBR list-- I haven't read that many Highlander themed books for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Thanks for the review. I can't wait to read this one:)

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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