The Sinner (Return of the Highlanders #2)
THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS: BOOK 2
Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.
Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to...more
The Sinner is the second book in Margaret Mallory’s Return of the Highlanders series. Set in 16th century Scotland, the turmoil of clan feuding, alliances by marriage and political unrest of the times makes this an exciting, funny, and sexy story.
Alex MacDonald is the Highland’s version of a rake, and proudly so, because if there was one thing he had learned from his parent’s marriage it was to avoid getting caught in one of his own at all cost. He sees nothing wrong with taking many a lass to...more
As a self-confessed Urban Fantasy fanatic it probably seems weird that I have this big soft spot for historical romance. Not all the time, but every now and again I just need some real romance, you know? And to me, no one does that better than a hunky highlander or a fearsome knight. They have to be warriors of some sort for my liking- no rakes, rogues, fops or dandies for me, thank you. I want battle-worn men with the scars to prove it. This is for two reasons: Reason one. Hello? Warr...more
”Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.”
I loved The Guardian, so I was super excited to read this one. The Sinner is about Alex, and he didn’t disappoint. I liked the banter between our hero and heroine. Glynis is a stubborn and sassy lass who was sent back to her clan...more
It’s actually the title that lead me to read the book, and sure enough I find myself reading this, just in one sitting. Sure, I’ve read a lot of historical romances, but this is my first time to be faced with a Highland romance.. and I say this definitely blow me up...
I know this book comes in 4, and that this is the 2nd. I may not be able to compare it to the first, but since this is a stand-alone, I find myself totally engrossed with the...more
"On your journey, three woman will call on ye for help, and ye must give it," She said. "But beware! One brings danger and another deceit."
"What about the third lass?" he asked.
"Ack." Tearlag gave him a sour look. "One has the the power to fulfill your deepest desires."
"Ye are a sinner, Alexander Ban," she called out. "And the time will come soon when ye will pay for your sins."
Alex MacDonald was a love 'em and leave 'em type a...more
‘The oar that is close at hand, row with it” is a Gaelic proverb that serves as a rule of thumb in much of the action in The Sinner. Also the seer’s prediction of three women that bring danger, deceit, and deep desire to Alex MacDonald plus the gift he receives being brightness itself weave theirs way through this action-packed, emotionally intense tale.
Alex Ban MacDonald fights with surety, skill, and zeal. He loves a good fight. He...more
Return of the Highlanders Series #2
11/1 – Grand Central Forever - Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
What do you do with something you never thought you wanted?
Glynis MacNeil is fighting her father with every trick she knows because there is no way she is getting married again. Having driven the last husband away by doing her best to unman him will hopefully deter any future suitors her father might find.
Alex Ban MacDonald is a man that does not like to lose and makes...more
Il rencontre la fille aînée de MacNeil, Glynis qui est fermement décidée à ne...more
Alexander MacDonald has sworn he will never marry and certainly never fall in love; after a childhood spent in a house where his parent hate eachother, he vows he will never do the same. However, that doesn't stop him from enjoying a woman, as long as she wants no more then a night, and he is well known for his philandering ways. The beautiful Glynis MacNeil has also sworn never to marry again, her first husband was a brute who humiliated her and she would never go through that again;...more
Though most Highland women want a husband, one marriage was more than enough for Glynis. Her first husband was a nightmare. He treated her cruelly and openly kept mistresses. When she could take it no more, Glynis left him with a dirk in his leg and vowed never to wed again. But her father has other idea...more
Alex Ban MacDonald is cousin to the newly elected Chief of his clan. He is a close adviser to his Chief. He is also a lady’s man with no desire or inclination to ever get married. He enjoys a lady for a while and moves on never getting attached. His own pare...more
I came into this novel, expecting that Alex would be a strong male protagonist in his own story. I looked forward to discovering the hidden facets to this jokester, and was not left disappointed. The danger, and intelligence lur...more
Alex comes from an unpleasant home life, his parents argued consta...more
The MacDonald cousins have found countless battles watching each other's backs. Connor MacDonald is chieftain and must battle on the political front to protect his people from the civil unrest that surrounds their lands. Political alliances are needed and the easiest way to develop one is through marriage and the Chieftain’s cousins are not in favor to being placed on the chopping block.
Alex MacDonald is known for two things. His skill in a battle and talent in b...more
The plot is pretty well put together. There's a lot of action, romance, and intrigue. I like the setting and the writing paints a vivid picture. I think this story's strength li...more
Glynis n'a d'autre choix que de devoir se remarier en raison de l'échec monumental de son premier mariage, mais cette idée ne lui plait pas du tout. Comme on dit "chat échaudé cr...more
“Glynis’s grey eyes searched his, as if she were trying to see into the heart of a sinner. But this sinner’s heart was buried far too deep for her to find it.”
Glynis MacNeil has already survived one horrible marriage and she refuses to let her father sell her off into another, that is until she meets the handsome rouge Alex MacDonald. Alex helps Glynis escape to her mother’s family in Edinburgh where she is once again forced to...more
I don't read a lot of historical books but I gave this one a shot, and was very happy that I did. I found the characters and story very interesting and really enjoyed the writing. It's a bit refreshing reading a story that contin...more
Alex is forced to ally himself with a powerful family to protect his clan. Glynis's family is pressuring her to do the same. But Glynis is young and high spirited and determined to marry for love. So, she plays tricks to discourage her suitors, tries her best to avoid Alex.
Alex is attracted to Glynis's spirit, humor and beauty. It is clear from the start that Alex and Gl...more
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In order to solidify his clan, Connor asked his cousin Alex to enter into a marriage alliance with a neighboring clan. Alex would do anything Connor asks of him, but marriage, he had the wrong guy.
Meet our heroine:
The last thing on Glynis mind is to marry again. Her first marriage ended after just a few months, she had enough of her abusive husband's...more
There is only one thing that Alexander Bàn MacDonald does with more frequency, skill, and enthusiasm than swiving the lasses, and that's fighting. Though it's a narrow margin. Now that the skilled fighter is back in the Highlands, his cousin Connor settling in as clan chieftan, it is up to Alex and his best friend Duncan to aid their friend in securing alliances while all of Scotland rumbles with the discord between Crown and rebellion.
Paying favor to the neighboring MacNeil...more
Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, goofy dog & crabby cat. With her two children off to college, Margaret...more