Monday, March 7, 2011

Review of Dangerous Highlander by Donna Grant

This is my first excursion into the works of Donna Grant. It was indeed a privilege. Dangerous Highlander is the premier book of the Dark Sword series. The series chronicles the stories of a group of fierce highlanders who have had ancient celtic gods bound to them by an evil druid sect called the Drough. The MacLeod brothers, Fallon, Lucan, and Quinn are three such warriors. The brothers have isolated themselves from Scotland for 300 years. In the castle ruins of their destroyed clan, the brothers have hidden away, horrified by the monsters that dwell within themselves. Until one day Lucan witnesses a beautiful young girl about to go head first over a crumbling cliff. Exposing himself and his brothers, Lucan rushes to save the girl and thus the journey begins.
I have strayed away from historicals because of the fact that most of the heroines in this genre have a tendency to give me a headache. Not so our Cara. Even though she is only 18 years old and pledged to enter the convent, she is by no means a milquetoast. She is quite the brave and spunky lass. Lucan, the hero of this book, is by far the most adjusted of the McLeod brothers. However, being as that he has not been with a woman in 300 years, I really needed him to be a bit more fierce in his passions. That was really my only complaint with the book. Just a little bit more variation or adventure in the bedroom would have suited me just fine.
The other brothers, and the warriors that are encountered throughout the story promise to be more complex, and maybe a bit more sexual. I love the premise and will definitely check out the rest of the series.


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