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My Brave Highlander (Highland Adventure #3)

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Battle-hardened warrior Dirk MacLerie isn't who everyone thinks he is. He's Dirk MacKay, heir apparent to the MacKay chiefdom and Dunnakeil Castle on the far north coast of Scotland. When he returns home after a long absence, will his clan know him and will the duplicitous enemy who tried to murder him twelve years ago kill him in truth this time?

Lady Isobel MacKenzie is a
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Createspace (first published July 18th 2012)
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Aug 06, 2012 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story Rating 4 Stars
Character Rating 4 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Overall Rating 4 Stars

This is the 3rd book in the series and all can be read as stand alone's.

I truly enjoyed this book all the way through. Vonda does a great job of writing HOT Scottish romances with good story lines, great characters and VERY HOT love scenes. All three of her book's were very enjoyable and I look forwards to reading more of them.
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
Settings described in Fierce Romance blog. I loved it! It's so beautiful!!! Take my breath away! I love escaping into a Highlander/Scottish romance

Ceannabeinne Beach - Durness

Its took me 7 days to finished this story. Just because it took me awhile to finish this book doesn't mean I didn't like it. I enjoyed it! I enjoyed the romance between Dirk and Isobel. I really enjoyed the twists in this story even though it lack of emotional.

I'm looking forward to read Torrin and Jessie story. I believe t
Laurie Garrison
Vonda Sinclair never fails to entertain you with a page turning adventure and a sizzling romance. With her vivid imagination you’ll find her characters and story flows excellent together. This book is part of a series but they are all standalones.

I read the all three books in this series now and really enjoyed them, but this one has turned out to be my favorite of them all. I was engrossed with the story and romance between the hero and heroine, I just couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see
Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted on Demon Lover's Books & More


When I first picked this book up, I was surprised at how quickly it captured my attention and then I remembered that it’s a Vonda Sinclair book, and wanted to smack myself, because DUH! Of course it sucked me in, she’s a fantastic writer.

I think the intensity of this book is increased because it’s not just a simple love story, it’s not just a simple rescue, and well, to be honest, NOTHING is simple in this book.

Isobel has been dodging advances
A well-paced story brimming with love, action and intrigue. The narrator's Scottish brogue was perfect!

MY BRAVE HIGHLANDER by Vonda Sinclair was a lovely Scottish historical romance. It was the story of warrior Dirk MacLerie and lovely Lady Isobel MacKenzie. I easily connected to both Dirk and Isobel.

As the story opened, we learn that Isobel's brother had, again betrothed her to another chieftain to gain a favorable alliance with that clan. She had earlier been married off to a man too old to p
Ronda  Tutt
Feb 04, 2014 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing
Sizzling Adventure!

Wow! Wow! Wow! I want Dirk MacKay to be my Brave Highlander – I mean WHAT A MAN! WHAT A MAN! WHAT A MIGHTY FINE MAN! Dirk and Isobel’s story is an electrifying sizzling adventure and as a reader I didn’t want the story to end. No I wanted to stay immersed into their world for ever. The writing is fast paced and smooth and the scenes capture the essence and demeanor of the honor amongst the Highland Clans leaving the mind with breathtaking visions of desires and soulful yearnin
Nov 18, 2013 Roub rated it it was ok
i liked the basic plot, the basis 4 the story unfortunately along the way i got dreadfully bored, i found it a pain 2 continue. yet i did finish the book but had 2 skip lots of pages. isobel was an incomparable beauty n had been married 2 a very old baron thus the reason y she was still a virgin though a widow. her husband had not been able 2 perform in the marital bed. she was now betrothed 2 chief torrin mc leod, laird mc leod but his heart was not in it n due 2 negligence on his part, his ...more
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Shantie Annie Khemraj
Feb 06, 2014 Shantie Annie Khemraj rated it it was amazing
I love this story, very original and I couldn't put my Kindle down!
Star Montgomery
Feb 21, 2015 Star Montgomery rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favorites
My Brave Highlander
A Sizzling Hot & Suspenseful Adventure
Author Vonda Sinclair delivers another amazing story in book three of her Highland Adventure Series. This is the story of Dirk and Isobel. This book is an exciting, suspenseful, romantic and passionate. Another exquisite hit that stands on it's own.
From a childhood of betrayal, murder and suspicion a tall, brawny Highlander name Dirk MacKay begins his journey of fate and destiny.
A man who appears gruff and unsocial, learned early in
Sep 25, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
This is my first Vonda Sinclair book, and I have to say that it was not bad. I do love my highlanders, but admit that I can be rather picky about them as well. I felt a little disjointed with this book and the main hero, Dirk. I'm guessing this is because this is the third book in the series, and I have not yet read the previous two books. That being said, Dirk was your typical brave, hiking-the-kilt-up-to-get-shit-done, and protective Scottish Highlander. He was also rather sweet at times.

Eileen Dandashi
Jul 13, 2015 Eileen Dandashi rated it it was amazing
Audiobook Review:

This author has a way with words, whether they be the inner dialog of the characters or actual dialog, she is simply one of the best. From Lady Isobel’s escape into a snow storm with a broken finger and little provisions, to happening upon Dirk MacKay and Rebbie when Lady Isobel and her maid were half-frozen, to meeting Dirk’s clan, brothers and step-mother when all thought him dead, to treachery immediate at hand, what a fantastic adventure! With hand clutching my throat the li
Nicole Laverdure
Apr 03, 2016 Nicole Laverdure rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading "My Brave Highlander" written by Vonda Sinclair! Wow, I loved her first 2 books and I devoured this hot and sizzling Scottish romance!It's her third book in her "Highland Adventure" series. It's intriguing! It's the story of Dirk and Isobel, two incredible and charming characters! I am addicted to Highland romances and cannot wait to start reading her fourth book "My Daring Highlander" which is the story of Keegan and Seona. Ms. Sinclair is truly a great writer of
Romancing the Book
Jun 07, 2015 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Aubrey
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

My Brave Highlander can be read as a standalone novel but is part of a series. After reading the third novel of the series I want to read the rest of the series. Highlanders are a favorite of mine since before my family settled in Canada we were from the Highlands of Scotland. I really enjoyed reading this novel because it had a rich cast of characters. The main characters were the center of the action but
Nurul Badia
May 26, 2016 Nurul Badia rated it it was amazing
Baca ini jadi teringat lagu sexy dari Nu Virgos..

No I didn't trust him
But he rushed me to feel
Tried me mesmerize to me
With his all sex appeal

Told me everything
That I was longing to hear
Shine and handsome
My souvenir..

kayanya cocok bgt dg alur ceritanya...

And also, it has everything a romantic medieval novel should be and of course lots of action and sensuality....

Now, lets meet the characters, they are Dirk and Isobel's story.

Dirk MacLerie aka Dirk MacKay, a heir obvious to the MacKay chiefdom a
Sep 06, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What Obstacles!!

This author deliciously draws you in to her storytelling. Dirk and Isobel's story was really good. Dirk had survived an attempted murder 12 years prior. His evil step mother wanted him dead. He assumed the last name of his mother's family and only a handful of his family knew he had survived. With his father at his death bed, Dirk knew he had to return. It was time. On his way to see his dad and accompanied by faithful friends, he stumbles upon a beautiful lass. He realizes he ha
Feb 02, 2016 Sarah rated it did not like it
Everything felt off with this book, the romance the characters, the plot. I didn't care for any of these in fact. I had really high hopes because I enjoyed Outlander and wanted something scottich and sexy but it was not enjoyable. I'm really surprised to see how many people actually like it but really not my cup of tea. I feel like it was overly sexual don't get me wrong I have nothing against that but the characters didn't seem to me as though they craved for each other you know like I didn't ...more
Jun 04, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Now this is how it's done people! So lately I have read quite a few highland romance novels and I have either not liked them at all or just thought them to be alright but not something that really captured my interest but I decided to keep trying to find one that was good because the idea intrigued me. Then I came across this book and was like "Finally!" because it held my attention and made me smile and blush and grit my teeth all throughout the book. This was a really good book and way more ...more
Jun 29, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it
This was a great highlander adventure. Isabel had been married to an older baron who had been unable to consummate their marriage. When she becomes a widow her brother has her betrothed, but she then is attacked by her future brother-in-law and is forced to flee for her own safety, and runs straight into the arms of Dirk MacKay, a man who has long been thought to be dead. Dirk is on his way back home determined to claim his rightful inheritance and hunt for the enemy who tried to murder him ...more
Annie Marshall
Oct 29, 2012 Annie Marshall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love a sexy Alpha Male, this is exactly what you will want to read!

Dirk MacKay, long believed to be dead, returns to his clan's stronghold to take on the responsibility of Laird. He brings with him, Isobel MacKenzie a beautiful young widow that he rescued from a snowstorm on his way home.

After spending that first night together in an abandoned cottage, their lives would never be the same.

I have to say that I'm impressed with Ms. Sinclair's Highland Adventure series! She has a knack for cr
Jenny Hale
Sep 22, 2015 Jenny Hale rated it it was amazing
I spent my week vacation relaxing and reading Vonda Sinclair’s entire Highland Adventure series :) I love how she writes her characters – she is able to weave depth, emotion, love, and despair masterfully throughout her books. She can also set up a great scene – I almost feel like I’m in Scotland, right in the middle of all the action.

Vonda’s books start out with action, and that easily draws me in. Sometimes when starting a new book, I am bored in the beginning, but this is definitely not the
Sep 26, 2014 Camille rated it really liked it
Dirk is exactly the good, quiet and brooding man I like in heroes. Not much wrong here really. Overused plot but simple and not exaggerated. It's like a heavy appetizer that you could eat more of but you know that there's still the entree coming. Downside? I took a star off for the sex-starved heroine, Isobel. At first, I was really wary of her because it was clear that her character had the potential to become annoying... and I was right. Fortunately, she only just barely became the nuisance ...more
Dec 07, 2012 Kathleen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Having read all of Karen Moning's Highlander books I was looking for something else to fill in the absence of a Highland male when finished. This may not be fair but I was really disappointed in Ms. Sinclair's book(s) (have read one other hoping they would get better). The characters have no chemistry. The emotions and dialog between them felt contrived. The story lacked depth. I enjoy genuine emotion and love between a man and woman. I enjoy a author digging deep. This just didn't do it for me. ...more
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"This was a lovely well written story. I'd recommend Sinclair to those that like to read historical romances." ~ Crystal L.
Deborah Gafford
Oct 29, 2014 Deborah Gafford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story!

The story grabbed my attention from the beginning and didn't let go the whole way. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
Aug 11, 2016 Viveka rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book, though the sporadic use of modern words/expressions didn't sit very well with me.. No woman (or man) during this time period would say that something gave them "the creeps"..
Nov 02, 2015 Titou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Une lecture agréable mais trop vite conclue.

Mon avis : http://les-lectures-de-titou.over-blo...
May 28, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing
3 Days Later... I had some great laughs, some smiles, and some anger but I can't wait for more in this series. Vonda has captured my heart with her Highlanders
Taria Reed
Dec 16, 2015 Taria Reed rated it it was ok

Too many loose ends where characters just "went away" with no resolutions. I usually love Historical Highlander books but this one just didn't do it for me.

Story - 2
narrator - 3
Tine' rated it it was ok
Feb 09, 2014
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Vonda Sinclair is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of Scottish historical romance whose favorite pastime is exploring Scotland and taking photos along the way. She also enjoys creating hot Highland heroes and spirited lasses to drive them mad. Her books have won an EPIC Award, a National Readers' Choice Award and two Awards of Excellence in historical romance. She lives in the ...more
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“Isobel?" Why on earth would she open the door and allow the winter wind to blast into the cottage, especially wearing naught but her underclothing? Dirk hurried across the room, drew her back and closed the door. "What are you doing?"
Her eyes were open but she wasn't looking at him. Was she asleep?
"Go back to bed, Isobel." With his hands on her upper arms, he gently turned her toward the bed.
She resisted and reached for the door. "Going home."
He could understand that, for he wanted to go home, himself. But neither of them could do that at the moment.
Knowing she wasn't going to obey him, he lifted her into his arms. She was light as a wee thistle flower but not near as prickly. He'd helped her mount the horse a few times, but he'd never held her like this, in his arms with her curvy body leaning against him.
When he turned with her, she giggled. The playful sound wound through his body in a heated swirl of excitement. She slid her arms 'round his neck and held on tightly while he carried her back to the bed. She snuggled her face against his neck, her warm breath teasing his skin.
Arousal surged through him, but when she kissed his throat, he thought he might go up in flames. Saints! He wanted to do the same to her, trail kisses down her throat, untie her smock and… He shook his head, trying to clear it.
Standing by the bed, he remained still, though his instincts raged at him to crush her sweet body beneath his on the mattress.
He drew in a deep breath, fighting to calm his desires.
"Are you awake?" he whispered.
She hummed a sleepy sound and placed another wee kiss against his neck. Restraining a moan, he glanced down at her. In the dimness, he couldn't see if her eyes were open or closed. But she smelled heavenly, like lavender and woman.
Just put her in the bed and leave her be!
He lowered her to the mattress but she did not relinquish her hold on his neck. He knew he should simply remove her slender arms, but he couldn't seem to make himself do it. Her breath tickled his face. Her mouth, no less than an inch or two from his, tempted him, made him crave just one taste.”
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