Book Review

‘Seduction of A Highland Warrior’ by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

SOAHW SEWSTORY: At the King’s request, chieftain Alasdair MacDonald has sworn to preserve the peace in the Glen of Many Legends. Though he’s handsome and fearless, his warrior’s heart belongs only to his beloved land-until the fair sister of his oldest enemy shatters his defenses, branding his skin with a single touch, and sealing his fate with one stolen kiss . . .

Lady Marjory Mackintosh will do anything to unite the warring clans, even seduce Alasdair MacDonald. She has loved the rugged Highlander since she first saw him and now, as temptation leads to surrender, Marjory dares to possess him, body and soul. But a dangerous new menace enters the Glen, and he will stop at nothing to strip Alasdair of his honor-and the only woman who can claim his heart.

REVIEW: With ‘Seduction of a Highland Warrior’ Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s ends her Highland Warriors Series. In it she weaves lore with magic to bring us a story of three clans who lived in the Glen of Many Legends.

My favorite part, I must say, was the legend of how they came to be all there, right at the story’s beginning. The author did a marvelous job telling it and basically hooking me to the rest of the read.

Ms. Welfonder had her hands full with her heroine Lady Marjory Mackintosh, an impetuous, sharp-tongued maiden determined to do anything within her power, seduction included, to catch Alasdair MacDonald, Laird of the clan MacDonald as her husband. She’s loved him a while now but it seems that he won’t be easy to catch.

Alasdair MacDonald is one of those Alpha heroes that are strong, handsome and always do that which will benefit their people. That’s how he ended up being gone from the Glen for over a year, and now that he’s back, he must find out what’s afoot in the Glen.

He also knows deep in his heart that an alliance of marriage with Marjory is unrealistic because her brother aims to marry her to a Norse Warrior and would never ever give her to Alasdair.

What really impressed me more than the story itself was the author’s vivid description of the Highlands and its people, myth and legend.

Without a doubt, if you enjoy Highland stories, Alpha men in kilts, strong and determined heroines, you’ll enjoy this book.

This is my first time reading Ms. Welfonder, and I’m not sure it was a good idea to start with the book that ends this series. She did a good job in bringing me up to date with the earlier goings on, but in the end I don’t think it was enough for someone like me that has a need to read that first book of the series in which the author takes her time to introduce us to her future players.

Regardless, by the end of the story, I warmed up to the hero, heroine and their friends just as if I read the series from the start.

*Book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.


18 thoughts on “‘Seduction of A Highland Warrior’ by Sue-Ellen Welfonder”

    1. My books are medieval Highlanders, Priscilla. I like my Highlanders big, bold, rough-edged, and wild. For me, medieval Scotland is better suited to my taste than the more ‘elegant and refined’ surroundings and mores of the Regency.

  1. I have read all of her books (except this one) and have really liked them all. You are right about her talents at description – they definitely make me feel like I am really there.

  2. Mel, try Devil In A Kilt that was her first book and begins a series. It is the book where I fell in love with her writing voice. Her books under her Allie MacKay name are great too. Full of laughter. Modern woman meets medieval Scotsman type stories. This Highland Warrior series was a favorite of mine too. I am now in love with Grim. 🙂

    1. Bless you, Leah! You’re so good to follow me around on this tour. You know how much I appreciate it. We’ll talk about Grim very soon. In fact, I’m going to let you get a super-super-early look at his next appearance. A belated birthday gift. 😉

  3. Good morning ladies! Thank you for the lovely review of Sue-Ellen’s book. Sue-Ellen really has a talent for taking you right to Scotland.

  4. Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the book. It’s always a goal to transport readers into the world of the story. I really love atmosphere and when I pleasure read, I want to be swept away into another place and time. So when writing, that is what I hope to achieve for my readers: I want them to feel as if they are there.

    Thank you again for the lovely review and for hosting me today.

  5. Thanks for these great reviews. I love these Highlanders and look forward to reading these two books. Their passion for their work is so evident in every story you read. I’ve been to Scotland a hundred times due to Sue Ellen’s description of this beautiful country. But someday I’ll get there for real. 🙂 Thanks so much.
    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Thank you for the reviewes. I’ve read both these authors and enjoyed them very much but I still have to play catch up with some missing books – I’m very much looking forward to both of these!

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