Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review:Conquered by A Highlander by Paula Quinn




Conquered by a Highlander  (Children of the Mist #4)
Publication Date: May 2012
353 Pages
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Book Description

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 . . .



My Review:

This story is slow to get to the romance, but still good.  4 Stars
The story is very well written.
Gives lots of details of Lady Gillian's life harsh as it is and what she is suffering. Shows the love she has for her son. Captain George is set to protect her from all males including her cousin who she resides with. Devon wants her, but degrades her and threatens her son's life every chance he gets.
Devon is waiting for Prince William to arrive, and fight for the crown.
Colin is sent my King James to spy on Devon and get information of the Prince. Soon Colin is in charge of protecting Gillian and her son. He has fallen in love with them both.
He finds a way to get them away from her cousin and into protective care where they will be safe.

 I was drawn into this story even with the slow to get to romance.  Even without the hot and heavy romance of most books this is a good story. There is romance, but you don't see it really come out until closer to the end where of course they declare their eternal love.
No major fighting like in some other historical romance books.

This is part of a series and I should probably go find the rest of the books, but this book is a great stand alone. The others aren't really needed for any background information.