Monday, December 27, 2010

Highland Outlaw: Review

Highland Outlaw:
by Monica McCarty

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 24, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345503392

First Line: One of these days his cousing was going to get them killed. Patrick MacGregor could only hope that day wasn't today.
Handsome and dangerous, Patrick MacGregor is a wanted man, possessing the tough, tenacious spirit of his outlawed clan. He will stop at nothing to save his people from destruction, even if it means marrying Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of his worst enemy. Yet the flaxen-haired beauty disarms him from the start. Her sweet, unspoiled softness touches the cold depths of his ravaged soul–and makes him want much more than revenge.

Inside the shy and dutiful Lizzie is a passionate woman longing to emerge, a woman ready for love. So when the piercing emerald eyes and searing kiss of a stranger spark in her a desperate hunger, she surrenders to Patrick’s glorious seduction–unaware that his daring deception has just found its one and only chance for redemption: a love more powerful than hate.

Favorite Quote(s): " If there is nothing between us, then why is your heart fluttering like the wings of a butterfly? Why is your breath quickening? And why do your lips part for me?"

"Do harm to mine and I'll do worse to yours" was part of the highland credo.

My Review: Another couple classified as star crossed lovers. This was a well written story from beginning to end. I will say that while this book could stand alone it would be better if you read the first book in the series. The timeline in this book is the same as the first so a lot of the story lines we were introduced to come back in this book, just told from a different angle. Patrick plays the role of "hero" perfectly. He is everything readers long to find when they pick up a book. Elizabeth also plays a strong, determined and witty "heroine".

Monica McCarty has once again given her readers a story that keeps them up at night unable to put their book down! Bravo!

My Rating: 4 stars

Until next time...
Happy Reading!

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