STORY: Can a clash of wills …
When a mad lass in trousers shoots at him, Munro “Bear” MacLawry isn’t sure what impresses him more—the girl’s sure aim or her irresistibly tempting curves. Catriona MacColl has fled to the Highlands with her half-sister to escape an unwanted wedding and wants no part of him, or any man. But he can’t abandon the flame-haired, sharp-tongued wildcat now that he’s discovered her—not when she fits so perfectly in his arms.
Lead to a love for all time?
Munro has more than earned his nickname: he’s a well-muscled, well-favored mountain of a man with an engaging bad-boy grin and a string of well-satisfied lasses behind him. Bringing Catriona food, blankets, candles, everything she needs to survive a winter in an abandoned abbey, Munro is an unexpected gift in her reckless bid for freedom—and an unexpected complication. Clan MacDonald has plans for her, and they don’t include her falling for a MacLawry. But this man makes her feel like a woman—and he may be her one chance to live a life about which she’s only dared dream.
REVIEW: This was the final installment of the Scandalous Highlanders Quartet. I read all the previous stories and enjoyed the entire series. However, there was a repetitive theme throughout. Each sibling fell in love with someone other than the arranged betrothed, which led to potential clan wars and an eldest brother Ranulf who acted like a pseudo-villain jerk even though he loved his brothers and sister and had also experienced his own true love and happily ever after in book 1. This got a little old when reading them all in a row.
Munro or “Bear” was the youngest brother. He was also the most sexually promiscuous and uncaring of the broken hearts he left in his wake. He even separately seduced twin sisters and felt no remorse, though these seemed to be otherwise respectable girls. Hence he was also the least likable brother for me. I was a little surprised he had no bastards running around when he had slept with hundreds of women.
Catriona MacColl was a tomboy who was loyal and smart. She not only saved herself from an arranged marriage designed to insult and start a clan war, she also travelled to London to save her half-sister from an unwanted marriage. She was smart, kind, resourceful, and a talented hunter. Bear’s ability to see her as an attractive woman was his most redemptive quality. Of course, like every other woman, Cat eventually fell for Bear’s handsome looks and other charms. It worked for me since Bear could not be engaged for more than a night by a pretty face, and Cat was not admired by any man. If you enjoy books by Suzanne Enoch and are not turned off by a mannish heroine, I recommend.
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