Friday, April 16, 2010

Ravished by a Highlander-Paula Quinn

Ravished by a Highlander
Paula Quinn
Forever, May 2010, $6.99
ISBN: 9780446552387

In 1685, following the death of King Charles and a betrayal, the British soldiers massacre the inhabitants of Saint Christopher’s Abbey including fellow soldiers assigned there to protect one special resident. First born son of a Laird, Robert MacGregor and his men arrive at the slaughter. Stunned they attack what remains of the invading troops who suffered heavy losses during the carnage. Afterward his men and he search the eerie corpse laden abbey to learn if anyone miraculously still lived. They find one person Davina Montgomery.

He is stunned to learn who the survivor is. Having spent her life hidden away in an abbey by the Royals, Davina is shocked how attracted she is towards her rescuer as she has never felt this way towards a man before. Robbie quickly falls in love with her. They soon flee for their lives as British turncoats pursue with one intention; kill Davina while his father and his clan fear she will bring a massacre to them.

This is an exhilarating late seventeenth century Highlands romance that sub-genre fans will appreciate due to the seemingly star-crossed lovers who make falling in love at first kiss feel genuine. Fast-paced with seemingly most of England and Scotland after them, fans will enjoy learning who Davina is and why she is the target of so many while her new champion willing to die for his beloved.

Harriet Klausner

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