STORY: Errol MacRae’s days of gallivanting across the Highlands are nearing an end. His father’s health has taken a turn for the worse, and rumors are swirling that the crown intends to transfer ancient lands into the hands of the MacKenzies, the clan the MacRaes are sworn to defend. Errol expects to lead his men into battle soon. So he isn’t pleased when his father instead sends him to retrieve a beautiful flame-haired lass who has fled into the mountains.
Orphaned as a young girl, Aileana vividly remembers how the MacRaes rescued her and welcomed her into their clan. For ten years, she has served them loyally—until the night she’s nearly despoiled by one of the laird’s captains. Aileana risks her life and her reputation to seek refuge in the snowcapped peaks of the Five Sisters, the one place that has always felt like home. But after the strong-armed, strong-willed Errol tracks her down in a blizzard, she finds herself tempted to risk something even more dangerous: her heart.
REVIEW: There are some books that work, and then there are some that don’t and there are many, many reasons for either. For me, the story has to have at least one strong character to whom I’ll be attached to and root for. In this case, there were two and I just couldn’t suspend my imagination enough to care for either of them.
The hero was a typical Alpha and had no redeeming qualities, at least for me, and the heroine wasn’t strong enough to carry this story on her own. I think that the characters needed more development as well as the story. Everything just felt two dimensional.
As for the writing, it was just okay. Nothing in this story spoke to me, nothing attracted me to it and in all honesty I can’t recommend it.
Melanie for b2b