Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Highlander Taken by Juliette Miller + Featured Freebie

Highlander Taken (Clan Mackenzie, #2)In the midst of a clan divided, two unlikely allies must confront the passion that binds them...and the treachery that may part them forever.
To secure her family's alliance with the powerful Clan Mackenzie, Stella Morrison has no choice but to wed the notorious Kade Mackenzie. Unable to ignore the whispers that surround him, she resigns herself to a marriage in name only. Yet, as the fierce warrior strips away Stella's doubt one seductive touch at a time, burgeoning desire forces her to question all she holds as truth.

Leading a rebellious army should have been Kade's greatest challenge...until conquering the heart of his reluctant bride becomes an all-consuming need. Now more than ever, he's determined to find victory both on the battlefield and in the bedchamber. But the quest for triumph unleashes a dark threat, and this time, only love may prove stronger than danger.


My Rating: 5/5

Loved this romance! Highlander Taken was a great read, an absolutely brilliant highlander romance.


Stella was a wonderful heroine. She hasn't had the best life and the fact that she got through it showed her strength. Not to mention, she could be very clever when she needed to be. I liked how the author portrayed Stella getting over her past. Being abused by one's father isn't something that can disappear overnight and the way it was shown was realistic. Overall, Stella was a thoroughly likable character.

Kade was equally amazing. Despite his formidable appearance-and the arsenal of weapons he keeps strapped onto himself-he was such a sweetheart. His gentleness helped Stella move on from her past. He was the perfect hero, the kind that you sigh over throughout the entire book.

Stella and Kade were a great couple. They were so sweet together; I loved watching how their relationship healed Stella's old wounds. And they had some serious sparks flying. 

The plot was fast paced and I was totally hooked the whole time. There were surprises and thrills as Clan Cameron threatened to attack the Mackenzie's and Morrison's. And the ending was a perfect happily ever after. 

Highlander Taken was a brilliant historical romance! Lovers of the genre, you should check this one out.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Books for a copy!
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Featured Freebie:
Today, I have 2 short reads for you: A Pirate's Kiss by Tiffany St. Claire and The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch. Go forth and get them for free!

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She would forever dance the knife's edge of peril for another taste of A PIRATE'S KISS...
If stealing a few incriminating letters would keep Alexander alive, Alessandra Cole knew no one better at thievery than Captain Slade Donovan. She would protect her twin at all costs - even if it meant shooting the hangman's noose from the neck of a well-known pirate mere seconds before he fell to his death. She needed those letters to save her brother...

...but she never dreamed the dark pirate would also steal her heart.


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A fast-paced tale of adventure, impossible choices, and a soul-stirring romance that will leave you breathless.
Solena trespasses into hostile territory to search for a rare herb to cure the grandfather she loves. When a young enemy soldier captures her and she's accused of being a spy, Solena discovers just how much she's risked.


As a soldier, Rundan struggles to please his father, a ruthless army commander. When his father orders him to take the beautiful trespasser to the royal courts, where she'll surely be tried and executed, Rundan is plagued by an inconvenient desire to protect her.

The handsome young soldier confuses Solena. First, he cruelly captures her, and then treats her with uncommon kindness. When he risks his life to save hers, she fears she may have risked more than her life on her journey...she may have lost her heart.

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