STORY: Gavin Mac Brodie fears the thought of becoming the man his father was. Driven into solitude by visions of what he would not be and could not have, he vows never to wed. But this last of the available Brodie men is about to encounter a wee bit of Highland magic…
Catrìona is no stranger to solitude. Driven deep into the Highland mountains, her kinsmen have become little more than legend. But no one knows better than Cat that you cannot hide from fate. Naked and painted in the woad of her ancestors, she appears to Gavin Mac Brodie …
But is she flesh and blood–a chance for a future–or just a faerie creature who will vanish if Gavin dares to open his heart?
REVIEW: Catriona is on the run from King David who has taken her captive as his pawn. He wants to wed her to an Englishman to get her brother Aiden, a northern rebel chieftain in line. They are the last of the painted ones who keep the old ways alive.
Gavin feels he’s lost his way as far as his faith is concerned. His brothers and sister have married and he is feeling the need to move to his own place. He is in the process of building when he comes upon Cat on his land. She’s ‘nekkid’ and painted in ‘woad’ and he is having a hard time deciding if she’s fey or real. All he knows is she makes him want to feel something he hasn’t wanted in forever. She will not share anything about herself. He can’t understand why he’s falling in love with this woman he knows nothing about. All he knows is that his faith has been restored through her.
King David, Gavin’s brothers, and Cat’s brother are coming from different directions, as they find them together. Arguments ensue and Gavin makes a stand. They will have to strike him down where he stands before he lets them take her. He claims her as his wife and King David realizes that to keep her would cause war so he leaves. She admits to her brother and Gavin’s brothers that she is indeed in love with him and they all accept it as so.
With this lovely novella and much-anticipated Gavin’s story, Tanya Anne Crosby ends her ‘Highland Brides Series’ and I for one am very happy to see him get his lady love his own happy ending.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my week’s reviews of these books as much as I’ve enjoyed reading them. Please give this author a try. I can’t tell you how much joy her books have brought me.
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