Review Conquered By a Highlander by Paula Quinn
BOUND BY DUTY
Colin MacGregor was born to fight-for his beliefs, his king, and his family’s honor. After years away from his beloved Scotland, he yearns to return to its lush, green hills-and he can, after he completes one final mission for the king. Sent to infiltrate a traitor’s home, Colin is determined to expose the treasonous plot and triumph on the battlefield . . . until he meets a sensual lass who tempts him towards other pursuits . . . .
BETRAYED BY PASSION
Lady Gillian Dearly is no stranger to temptation. Cast out of her family for bearing an illegitimate child, she’s now the ward of a barbarian conspiring against the king. Her only desire: freedom for her son and for herself at any cost, even if it means making a deal with the devil. Yet when a mysterious Highlander appears in their midst, his braw strength and smoldering gaze give her hope for a future beyond the castle walls-and promise a desire unlike any she’s ever known. But passion comes at a price . . .
This is going to be brief….. I like Ms. Quinn’s work. I go to it when I want exactly what the book says it is, a highland romance with a little lite, diet political plot, with some weird kind of incest, and some bloody battles and a romance that is something I’ve read before.
Sorry if that seems harsh but I’ve read this book before. A couple times. And this is good don’t get me wrong I enjoyed it but there was nothing new here. Nothing just that jumped off the page and made me go WOW.
ALTHOUGH the best part of this whole book is Gillian’s son. Her son is freaking adorable and so very very sad to read and the way he latches on to Colin, anyone who has ever had interactions with the child of a single parent can sympathize with margo’s plight.
I think that was my whole problem with the book, Margo was new, her son was new and unique, but the rest I’ve clearly read before.
Overall Rating: C