Monday, June 16, 2014

Review: A Highlander for the Holidays (A Highland Erotic Romance) by Dawn Halliday


Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 150 pages
Published March 22nd 2012 by Dawn Halliday

In the wintery Highland mountains, Aileen and Niall unleash their forbidden passion. But Aileen is promised to another this Christmas, and the wicked Lowlander will stop at nothing to have her.

Aileen Munro doesn't want another cruel husband. But just as the laird of the Mackenzies pledges her to a man much worse than the last, her old friend Niall MacRae bursts back into her life. Niall is a full-fledged Highland warrior now, and his quiet strength sparks a burning desire within her.

Niall has come to accompany Aileen to her brother's castle, where her holiday betrothal will secure an alliance between the bordering clans. Niall has always had strong feelings for Aileen, but to touch her will be a betrayal of the oath of fealty he has made to his laird.

Torn between loyalty, duty, honor and love, Aileen and Niall have denied their forbidden attraction for too long. As soon as they unleash their passion, they are torn apart. But Aileen and Niall have only one wish this Christmas: to be together…even at risk to their honor…and their lives.

Note: This book was previously published under the title Sins of the Highlander. It has been revised from its original version.

Warning: Highlander: (n) [hahy-luhn-der] A warrior who inhabits the untamed and sometimes violent Highlands of Scotland. Tall, handsome and built powerfully enough to wield a Claymore. Possesses strong senses of honor, duty, loyalty and passion, and will defend those with his life. Able to bring his woman to the heights of pleasure...and keep her there. This story contains sizzling scenes that will make you long for a Highlander of your own to keep you warm at night.

A Highlander for the Holidays is a short novel of approximately 45,000 words, or 150 pages.

I would give this more along the line of 3 or 3.5 stars, but giving it a 4 to be nice.
The book was ok, not great not bad, but one I will probably forget all about.
The lady of the story falls in love with her brother's guard, but she is a widow and about to be betrothed again. Her first husband was horrible, mean and very abusive. Her new husband is not much better.
This book contains lots and lots of sex. The author is not afraid of the use of language at all.
Typical Highlander storyline. Lady falls in love, the man falls in love- but leaves as the honorable thing. Lady is kidnapped. But here, she defends herself and escapes on her own, but man in love does find her and they live happily ever after.