Friday, January 7, 2011

Highland Scoundrel by Monica McCarty: Review

Highland Scoundrel
by: Monica McCarty
Product Details
Pub. Date: March 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group


Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear his name after ten years in exile. He is drawn to the unforgettable sensual beauty of Jeannie Gordon, the headstrong girl who once pledged him her love, gave him her innocence, and then betrayed him. Now, in the glow of the moonlight, she defiantly shows Duncan the bad end of a pistol.

Jeannie is stunned to discover that the broad-chested brigand she just shot is the rogue who broke her heart years ago. No longer a starry-eyed girl but a woman with dangerous secrets, Jeannie cannot forgive Duncan’s shattering mistrust of her–nor can she sign his death warrant by turning him in. Soon passion flares hotter and bolder than before, sealing a fate the onetime lovers can no longer deny. Caught up in a deadly game of murder and intrigue, Jeannie is willing to risk everything for a man and a love she vows never to lose again.

First Line(s): Jeannie went to the lock on a whim, which was notable in itself. Rarely did she give in to an impulse or flight of fancy.

My Review: Duncan and Jeannie's love story is very much like the cat and mouse game. Seems like these two are always forced to prove their actions and love for one another. I loved reading the story line when it took place 10 years prior with a younger Jeannie and Duncan. Once we were brought to them as adults I will admit the story got a little old, almost redundant. One can only read so many pages of two rehasing the same old stuff.

I did love the characters in this book, belivable, raw and honest!

Maybe not the best book in the series but still worth the read. Monica McCarty knows how to write about the Highlands and romance!

My Rating: 3 stars

Highland Scoundrel fell into these reading challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge
2011 2nds Reading Challenge
2011 Highlander Challenge
2011 Historical Romance Challenge
2011 Support Your Library Challenge
Until next time...
Happy Reading!


Miss Sigh...anide in the Word Emporium said...

Hey, this is a great review! I don't think I've ever read anything by Monica MacCarty, but this review (plus the book cover) makes me want to!

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Gaming Gabby said...

Hey! I'm a new follower. Great review. My friend's been trying to get me to read this series. I should probably start. :)
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