To Marry a Highlander
He didn't mean for them to get caught. . .
Conall Sutherland, younger brother and right-hand man to Haydon, the laird of the Sutherland Clan, is happy with his life. Or was until recently. He'd never felt the pull of marriage, since he enjoys the company of the wenches who offer him room in their beds. Lately, however, things just don't seem right.
Maura Mac Ewan, Conall's distant cousin, has always had a fancy for him, but aware of his reputation with the lasses, she never encouraged him, fearing a broken heart. When the two are caught alone, in the dark, in each other's arms, it doesn't matter that it was innocent. Her father and brothers give them no choice.
Maura's hope for wedded bliss wavers when the many lasses at the keep who had spent time in her new husband's bed begin to harass her and cause her trouble. They try their best to make her miserable, flirting openly with Conall. Can she be certain that her husband has given up his libertine ways? Or is she doomed to spend her life with a man she can never trust?
Then things get worse. . .
Haydon has warned Conall for years that his rakish ways would cause him trouble someday. And they did, twice. Conall and Maura have known each other since childhood. She has loved him for almost that long, but thought nothing would come of it, because Conall loved the lasses and made no secret that he did not wish to marry. When they are caught mid-kiss, his plans change. Her bothers insist. Maura and Conall are a good match, and have a story filled with drama, fun, romance. There are a couple of twists and turns, and a bit of suspense. There’s mystery and a problem that must be taken care of. This is a well-written, fast-paced, enjoyable story with loveable (most of them) characters. It has a great epilogue.
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Love is Always Worth Fighting For
This is the second book in Callie Hutton’s new series The Sutherland of Dornoch Castle, this story follows the Laird’s younger, roguish brother Conell who has no plans to settle down and marry anytime soon. Maura MacEwan, has known Conell for most of her life and always had a tendre for him but she knows his reputation and distaste of marriage so has always resisted being another lass charmed by him. Unknown to her Conell had admired and respected Maura but has kept his distance never wishing to tarnish her reputation. After a dance at the castle where he invited her to, Maura’s elder brother discovers them in an embrace which forces a marriage to preserve her honor. Living together in the castle proves difficult for Maura, having to deal with many of Conell’s past conquests, determined to deal with it her own way shows a strength and courage allowing Conell to see the remarkable woman he is married to. Together they put the past behind them allowing their true feelings to surface, a deep love for one another. I have to say although I enjoyed the first book in the series this is my favorite, I do like a rogue. This book has great characters, drama, humor and of course a happy ever after. I would recommend this book to all.
I received and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book and this is my honest opinions and review.