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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Historical Romance Review: True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester


ABOUT THE BOOK...

A HEATED RIVALRY...
Morrigan McNab is a Highland lady, robbed of her birthright and with no choice but to fight alongside her brothers to protect their impoverished clan. When she encounters Sir Jacques Dragonet, she discovers her fiercest opponent...
IS GETTING EVEN HOTTER...
Sir Jacques Dragonet will give his life to defend Scotland from the English. He can't stop himself from admiring the beautiful Highland lass who wields her weapons as skillfully as he does, and endangers his heart even more than his life...

MY REVIEW...

The book starts off right in the action, and our heroine is the one putting foot to arse. Normally when a heroine dressed up like a man, I find it to be rather cliche, but in TRUE HIGHLAND SPIRIT it fits our female Robin Hood to a T.  Normally, the woman dressed as a man is a cliche, but Ms. Forester truly makes this plot point unique again. Morrigan has so much pressure to take care of her poor and ill-reputed clan. She'll do whatever she can, including risking her life. The one thing she doesn't want to allow herself is love (even though she dreams of it!)--but her intense attraction to Dragonet thwarts her attempts to remain who she's become. I also truly enjoyed having a Scottish heroine and a French hero. Something new to the Highlander romance genre.

This story was filled with action, twists and turns, sensuality. A real page turner.

Loved it!

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