Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her--give up her son or the man she love
My Rating: ★★★★
Title: My Fierce Highlander
Author: Vonda Sinclair
|Publisher: Vonda Sinclair||Published: July 2011||Words #: aprox. 91104|
I think the blurb pretty much covers what the story is about. What it doesn't tell you is how interesting and engaging the characters were. For example, Alasdair, the hero of the story was an alpha male who wasn't your average stereotypical arrogant male, but an alpha male who wore his heart on his sleeve. He was a man who knew how he felt and wasn't afraid to express it....an idea I found refreshing. Unlike Gwyneth the heroine, who only thought she knew what she wanted. As a mother, I understood completely her need to protect and provide a positive future for her son. But, there were moments, I just wanted to slap her up side the head. Her need to be self sacrificing out of fear and sheer stubbornness annoyed the hell out of me and because of those qualities, she made some really dumb choices. As for the supporting characters , I thought they were engaging and well defined. Not only did it create a more interesting support system for the protagonist, but they provided a realistic quality to the plot as well.
Overall, I felt like I was reading a nice combination of Julie Garwood and Johanna Lindsey and although I have never heard of this author until now, I am already a fan. Vonda Sinclair did an amazing job writing an entertaining highland romance. It was fluid and wonderfully paced which allowed me as a reader to savour the character's emotions and events written within the pages. I look forward to the next installment in this highly anticipated series.
I am not a fan of this cover. The images look like they were just pasted together. I also think that the font should have been a bit more modest.