Highland Sword: Royal Highlander, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion - this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best.
From USA Today best-selling author May McGoldrick comes Highland Sword, the third audiobook in the Royal Highlander series.
A vow for vengeance
Fleeing to the Highlands after her father’s murder, fiery Morrigan Drummond has a score to settle with Sir Rupert Burney, the English spymaster responsible for his death. Trained to fight alongside the other rebels determined to break Britain’s hold on Scotland, she swears to avenge her father’s death - until a chance encounter with a barrister as proud and principled as she is presents her with a hard choice...and a bittersweet temptation.
A plea for passion
Aidan Grant has never encountered another woman like dangerous beauty Morrigan - and he has the bruises to prove it. Yet she could be the key to defending two innocent men, as well as striking a death blow to the reprehensible Burney. Convincing Morrigan to help him will take time, but Aidan is willing to wait if it means victory over corrupt government forces and freedom for his people...and Morrigan’s hand in marriage. Can two warriors committed to a cause stand down long enough to open their hearts to a love fierce enough to last...forever?
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This is my first read by the duet of authors, and
as the third book in a series, I had to catch up with the many characters from the two previous stories, and even if this one is a standalone some side characters from the other tales interact with the main protagonists, it takes some time to get acquainted with everyone.
I even googled for some historical informations as England history was not on my cursus, it cleared some parts of the background plot, as grand history is mixed with fiction.
On the romance part, it is a slow burn one, going on the long run. Nothing is rushed between Morrigan and Aidan.
Their first encounter is quite a thing, one for memory with fists and daggers involved. From there, their relationship moves from physical interactions to battle of wits.
I quite loved to see them slowly fall for the other, as much seduced by the brain than the aspect of one another.
Still they have to navigate the Intricate webs of lies, betrayals and deceits surrounding them and only waging to pounce on them.
Aidan is a superhero of the courtrooms, he uses his profond knowledge of human nature to drive people where he wants them to be.
He is clever and open minded, why he does not renege his attraction for Morrigan, if her fiery temper is far from ideal at first for a barrister looking for a political outcome, he does not let it deter it from pursuing her. She is the woman he wants and he uses his praetorian talent to woo her.
Morrigan is a woman of many layers, she rebuilt herself as a stronger woman, one to attack first and question later. She refuses to ever be again a victim. Her past wound is still raw, it is at the root of her attitude. I loved she gave herself the strength to rise from her ashes. Yet, the past always lingers at the border and until she confronts it in the face, she will still be a prisoner of her own fear, mind and scars. Despite her mistakes, she braves her worst nightmares and refuses to cower when threatened of exposure.
I do not know how narrated are the other romances by this duet but here I felt like I was watching a movie unfolding before me, with actions, many protagonists playing their own part, a driving plot and a romance brewing slowly as a conducting wire.
4.5 stars for this tale of resilience and faith.
I was granted an advance copy by the publisher St Martin’s Paperbacks through Netgalley.
I purchased my own. Here is my true and unbiased opinion.
This was a fun and entertaining read. I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.