Captured by a brooding Highland laird? These tried-and-true tips are sure to turn him kilt over heels in love and give you exactly the HEA every Scottish lass deserves:
• Save his son and protect the boy as your own;
• Fiercely square off toe-to-toe with your scowling captor at every opportunity;
• Never, ever let him know you’ve fallen in love.
Laird Gavin MacKinnon is a changed man—and not for the better. Ever since his young son, Ewan, disappeared two years ago, Gavin has grown callous and bitter. Scouring the countryside, his search leads him to a mysterious woman who maintains the boy is hers. He decides to take them both and ask questions later.
Deirdre MacIntyre will go with the brooding laird if it will keep her son safe, but she meets fire with fire at every opportunity, letting the Highland brute see just how fierce she can be. Gavin has to admit that the beautiful lass has a bond with Ewan—not to mention an allure he can’t deny—and things aren’t adding up. Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to give her the benefit of the doubt. But when Deirdre’s clan comes to claim her under threat of war, Gavin has a choice to make: fight to keep Deirdre at his side or let go his one true chance of ever knowing peace.
McLayne's fourth Sons of Gregor MacLeod historical (after Highland Betrayal) brings the 15th-century Scottish Highlands to life. Deirdre MacIntyre attends a clan gathering at the insistence of her husband, Lewis, leaving her adopted four-year-old son, Ewan, at home. When she meets fierce warrior Gavin MacKinnon, his resemblance to Ewan makes her think he may be Ewan's father. Deirdre knows little of Ewan's origin; Lewis gave the young boy to her two years ago, claiming to have fathered him out of wedlock, and she's done her best to mother him. After Deirdre leaves the gathering, Gavin, having heard the MacIntyres have his boy, follows her back to her home, abducts her and Ewan, and takes both of them back to his castle. Deirdre and Gavin cannot help falling in love as Gavin reconnects with his son. Sizzling love scenes and a captivating, intelligent heroine make this unusual story sizzle. McLayne's novel will appeal to those who enjoy expertly paced Highlands historicals with well-developed characters.
My introduction to MacLeod’s foster sons.
A lovely story combining plenty of angst, sexual tension and humor. However, there were too many characters introduced in the beginning and way too little proofreading.throughout. Not all readers care, but for those of us who do, we are less likely to purchase additional books from that author.
Love the whole sons of gregor MacLeod series. They are cute, funny, and full of romance. Read them all and loved them all. Can’t wait for last one in series to come out
Highland Captive by Alyson McLayne is brilliantly written from beginning to end.
This gripping story is edgy and delivers a deep emotional connection to the characters and their plights. I loved this book for its originality and it’s creative and complex storyline with multiple plots that surprised me and kept me guessing!
But, most of all I absolutely loved the author’s expert delivery of strong emotion and for making me literally laughing out loud with witty banter, then take in a deep breath for the steamy slow burn romance that leaves a heated blush!
This type of story is my all time favorite!
This author is new to me and I’m an instant fan! I recommend this book to everyone who loves a great Highland historical romance rich with excitement, tragedy, danger, intrigue, deception, love, vengeance, loyalty, redemption, and more.
This is one of the best romantic historical suspense novels I’ve read this year.