Friday, July 11, 2014

Promised to the Highlander (The Highland Chief Series: Book Two) by Kate Robbins.

Promised to the Highlander (The Highland Chief Series: Book Two).  Kate Robbins. Tirgearr Publishing.  May 2014. 243 pp., 2132 KB. ASIN No.: B00LNCO5TW.

Nessia Stephenson is furious for her father has promised her in marriage to William, the younger brother of the MacKay family. Neither of the promised ones want this and when they finally meet both realize it could be a good marriage, except for one disastrous reality.  For when William’s brother, Fergus, and Nessia set eyes on each other, there is a flash of overwhelming love in that first look.  Both decide to do all in their power to avoid following through on that initial recognition of true love!  Little do they realize, however, that very soon it is apparent to all but them.  Such is the stuff of great passion born to last forever!

Because of an unforeseen tragedy, the Sutherland clan residing near to the MacKay clan are determined to make the MacKay brothers and their women suffer to death.  A vow the Sutherlands make begins to be fulfilled.  None know that one member of each clan have fallen in love and have vowed not to involve themselves in this useless, bitter feud between the families.  The price to be paid will be higher than anyone involved can imagine!

The war degenerates to one group carrying the pennants of a different family, an act that could make the King so angry that he might issue a death penalty as a result.  Off to war the men go and the women stay behind, worrying and weeping, each with an untold story and secrets they can tell no one.

As torture, death and conflict grow, so does a secret passion, with some ultra-sexy scenes that add to the palatable tension increasing with each turned page. No spoilers here; Kate Robbins has surpassed her last novel by miles.  Great love coupled with great adventure and feisty female characters as well as brave men make Promised to the Highlander a terrific read!  Everyone loves a great story, and this romantic and historical novel succeeds on every level! Very nicely done, Kate Robbins.

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