A Royal Highlander Novel
Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion—this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best.
From USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick comes Highland Sword, the third book in the Royal Highlander series.
A VOW FOR VENGEANCE
Fleeing to the Highlands after her father’s murder, fiery Morrigan Drummond has a score to settle with Sir Rupert Burney, the English spymaster responsible for his death. Trained to fight alongside the other rebels determined to break Britain’s hold on Scotland, she swears to avenge her father’s death—until a chance encounter with a barrister as proud and principled as she is presents her with a hard choice…and a bittersweet temptation.
A PLEA FOR PASSION
Aidan Grant has never encountered another woman like dangerous beauty Morrigan—and he has the bruises to prove it. Yet she could be the key to defending two innocent men, as well as striking a death blow to the reprehensible Burney. Convincing Morrigan to help him will take time, but Aidan is willing to wait if it means victory over corrupt government forces and freedom for his people…and Morrigan’s hand in marriage. Can two warriors committed to a cause stand down long enough to open their hearts to a love fierce enough to last…forever?
McGoldrick's final Royal Highlander romance (after Highland Jewel) buries its love story beneath heaps of historical details and political and legal intrigue. Fierce Highlander Morrigan Drummond has been a rebel since the death of her father at the hands of English soldiers. A distant relative of the next in line for the Scottish throne, she is a staunch supporter of Scottish independence from England, trained for combat despite her inability, due to law, to fight in a war. Barrister Aiden Grant needs Morrigan's help to get Morrigan's dying uncle to testify in defense of his innocent clients. Despite Morrigan's contentious first meeting with Aiden and troubled history with her conniving uncle, her empathy compels her to agree to work with Aiden. There's little chemistry between the characters, and their relationship goes from nonexistent to all-encompassing in the turn of a page, making their love as unbelievable as it is surprising. Readers unfamiliar with the politics of the period will be confused by the intricacies of British-Scottish relations, though historically minded readers will appreciate the accuracy and attention to detail. Series fans will find plenty to hold their attention, but those hoping for simple Highland heat will be disappointed.
Very good! This was the first book I’ve read by this author and it won’t be my last.
I’m looking forward to the next book.
Fantastic End for the Series
Highland Sword, the third and final book in the Royal Highlander Series, brings the series to a fantastic end. The story takes place following the Napoleonic Wars, a time of political unrest and social upheaval across the British Isles. Danger, secrecy, intrigue, betrayal, narrow escapes, and rescues, and a cast of absolutely marvelous characters come together to create fantastic Highland adventure and a dramatic romance. Morrigan Drummond and Aidan Grant are both after the English spymaster, Sir Rupert Burney. Morrigan wants revenge for the murder of her father. Aidan wants the traitorous Burney brought to justice for that and other crimes through the courts. Their quest to find Burney is intense. Their romance develops slowly and is quite worth the wait. This has been an exciting series. The end is compelling. I recommend Highland Sword and the whole Royal Highlanders series.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.
This is the 3rd book in the series. It brings all the characters back in to play and continues to have lots of adventure and suspense. Morrigan and Aiden’s first encounter leaves both of them a bit bruised. Morrigan is feisty but caring. Aiden is a lawyer who is trying hard to help the injustice going on. I enjoyed their playfulness and interaction and watching the love between them grow as they took on the bad guys.