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The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation (The MacLeries #7)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  118 ratings  ·  38 reviews
She is Sin Personified...

Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCallum has devoted himself to leading his people - and has vowed never to marry again. Until he is utterly disarmed by the innocent beauty in the eyes of Isobel Ruriksdottir....

Isobel is drawn to the vulnerability she senses behind the fearsome facade of the clan chief. But with his fo

Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Historical #1162, 288 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Harlequin
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This book was a brilliant Highland romance. A feisty heroine determined to get who she wants, a hero haunted by a past he can't remember, and a murder mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation was a wonderful romance. Loved it!

Isobel was a lovely heroine. On the surface, she seems meek and fragile. She's not the usual highland heroine that is brash and outgoing. But, make no mistake. She's just as strong. When she decided that Athdar was the one for h...more
I give this book 3 stars. I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it either. It was just ok.

I thought the story started off pretty strong and it held my attention and then I started losing interest in it. The story seemed to drag on and on. I thought the plot had potential but the story didn’t turn out quite like I thought it would. I guess I just wish it had had a different ending.

**ARC graciously provided by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
I thought this book was pretty good. It had somewhat of a new spin on the Laird meets a Lady but all with that HEA.

The book didn't dive into the whole accent thing. This was actually refreshing, as it can be overdone and become tiresome. There were uses of ken and kith, and also ken as in know and other such words in the book.

I liked the characters and I was able to imagine the keep but I do wish the author had added a little more detail.

There was a part of the story, in the beginning, where th...more
Sharon Tyler
The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation is the seventh book in The MacLeries series by Terri Brisbin. It is schedule for release on October 22 2013. I have only read one book in the series, and do not think that newcomers will be lost. Laird Athdar MacCallum is a highlander that has faced a series of tragedies. The people he cares for most seem to die, or be injured, ever since a childhood incident that he does not remember. Isobel Ruriksdottir… is an innocent beauty that cares for Athdar despite...more
Lynelle Clark
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

I just loved this story! Never read one of this author's books, but I will definitely be on the lookout for more of her books. Especially this series.
The author has written about PTSD with compassion, great care and understanding. Today we have the advancement to understand and treat people that experience traumatic events with sufficiency. But back in the 1300's people did not have the knowledge.
The author incorporated in Isobel's charact...more
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
Highlander's Redemption

Like the total muppet that I am, I didn't bother to check after receiving THE HIGHLANDER'S DANGEROUS TEMPTATION for review, if it was part of a series or not. Not that it's all that unusual for me to read my hunky highlander books out of order - what spoilers you find are usually very small and probably forgotten by the time you backtrack to that couple's book - but with this one, it seems to me that I might have been wise to at least read the book in which Athdar featured...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Since a tragedy that happened in his youth, Laird Athdar MacCallum has vowed never to wed after his heart breaking loss of two wives and a betrothed. How much can one man take? His life is bereft with mishaps and nightmares of a past he cannot remember. Still, he is a strong leader with a conscience and his people's trust is paramount to the leader.

Enter Isobel Ruriksdottir, beautiful, intelligent and innocent, but attracted to the mystery of Athdar MacCallum. Athdar takes notice of the beauty o...more
I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book on Netgalley.

I didn't enjoy this very much. Like a lot of times when I start a book well into a series, I spend most of the time fretting because it seems like everyone in the book knows something I don't. In this case 6 books worth of somethings.

I struggled with the historical setting trying to turn my historian's mind off and just enjoy the silly kilty ladyporn, but when the old "hand-fasting as trial marriage" chestnut plotpoint reared its hea...more
Rebecca Avery
Yes... as a hopeless romantic, that also includes historical romances. I have two favorite authors in this genre of romance novels... Terri Brisbin and Michelle Willingham. Having recently looked at Michelle's blog about her time spent watching the photo shoot for one of her books, I noticed this book based on the fact that it was the same cover model as was on Michelle's book. And what a hottie he is... geesh!

Anyway, as I read the book blurb, I figured out this was a follow up story to a serie...more
This was a really good read. I would go with 3.75 stars. Good characters and personalities, wit and humor, steaminess, emotions, a little suspense, Highlanders ;), and a great HEA. I really liked Isobel's spunk and intelligence and her caring heart. The side characters were all great too. This is something I wouldn't mind reading again. Good for the relaxing, cuddle/snuggle, or anytime read. My first foray into the this clan and I would definitely like to read more and find out about the others....more
Margaret Fisk
Originally Published on Tales to Tide You Over

Most historical romance transports me to a different culture where the rules of engagement tend to be a little rougher with the men as the driving force, and the hearts and souls are less sheltered than in the modern world. Not so The Highlander’s Dangerous Temptation. Not only do the women lead this particular charge, but Athdar, the male lead, is older in both years and experience.

He carries within him a seed of madness, or so it would be considere...more
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Obviously I need to read the other books in the series…because this one was nice and kind of steamy. In other words= me likey. So Isobel is kind of dreamer to me, and she’s a little manipulative, but I still like how ballsy she is. I liked the idea of the bad boy turned good and the young lady who sees him for what he really is. It was interesting to see the romance between the characters because you learn of their...more
Copy received from Netgalley and the Publisher for an Honest Review

The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation is #7 in the series, but my first book by Terri Brisbin. I really enjoy books set in this era...what's not to love about a hot Scot. Book stands alone with no issue. Nice story with suspense, mystery, a bit of heat, and nice HEA.

Athdar MacCallum's life has been marked with tragedy. He's vowed never to marry after his loss of 2 wives and a betrothed. He's come to visit his sister and the MacL...more
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I had previously read a short story from this author that I really liked so, when I saw this book on NetGalley, I couldn't resist requesting it. On top of that, a story with Highlanders? How could I resist?

Even though it is the seventh book of the series, it can be read alone, since the story is basically about the protagonist couple: Athdar and Isobel. Unfortunately I didn't like it as much as I thought I would... I felt some...more
New book for The MacLeries series (# 7) by Terri Brisbin. I love this kind of Historical Romance set among Highland's clans in the past, in this case we are in 1375.
I have to admit that despite reading was pleasant, thanks to the ability of the author to write a story very smooth, I wasn't completely captured by the two protagonists Isobel and Athdar and this really affects the vote that I gave to the book.

She is sin personified.
Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCall...more
Sonya Heaney
Originally posted HERE .

Firstly, as far as Highland romance covers go, you’ve got to love this one!

Scottish historical romances set in mediaeval times aren’t my speciality. The time period is a difficult one to work with, I’m sure. What do you do with the language, for example? (The trend seems to be to use American English and throw mayhap or tis into the sentences for balance.) How do you get around the filthy, violent culture where women often fared no better than livestock? How political wil...more
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation by Terri Brisbin
Book Seven of the MacLeries series
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCallum has devoted himself to leading his people - and has vowed never to marry again. Until he is utterly di...more
Teresa Jones
This is the first book that I have read by Brisbin and I found it to be a very enjoyable read. Usually historical romances can become quite predictable and that’s okay because I still love them, but it was nice that this one had a few changes from the normal thrown in here and there.

In this story we meet the handsome highlander Laird Athdar, who has made the point of his life to be the leader of his people. Because of one in the past he has promised to never marry again and makes his focus on hi...more
The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation

The Clan MacLerie

by Terri Brisbin

4 stars
Reviewed by:Angels Format:Kindle
Source: Net Gallery
Gene: Historical Romance

Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCallum has devoted himself to leading his people—and has vowed never to marry again. Until he is utterly disarmed by the innocent beauty in the eyes of Isobel Ruriksdottir…
Isobel is drawn to the vulnerability she senses behind the fearsom...more
Athdar, Dar, is carrying emotional baggage of monumental proportions and is not completely sure what or why it is so. He is a strong, compassionate and able leader of his people. He works alongside them to get things accomplished. He is attracted to Isobel, but refuses to marry again because he believes he may be cursed.

Isobel, Bel, is beautiful, strong, competent and very attracted to Athdar. However, she worries about an issue between her father and Athdar. She is not sure what the trouble is...more
Maybe my standards for Brisbin are rising as a result of her previous successes, but this installment just wasn't my favorite. She really hit us over the head with the villain (as in, it was made obvious to the reader many times before the characters picked up on things) and the whole woman-redeems-man-scarred-by-past-transgressions-that-didn't-actually-happen thing seemed too reminiscent of the first book (with Jocelyn and Connor). I still enjoyed it, but not as much as the rest of the series.
Cheryl M-M
Athdar is a man scarred by tragedy and afraid to let his guard down to love once again. That is until he realises that the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed perky Isobel is now of a marrying age. Of course he is thinking more on the lines of her being bedable, doable and scrumptiously lovable. It is such a shame that her father doesn't really like Athdar, which makes the lovely Isobel persona-non-toucha.
Fortunately for him this female has her own mind, game plan and strategy to get Athdar to notice h...more
So, this was... eh. I never got into either character, so once the 'villain' was solved (which happened around a third of the way in), I just ended up skimming the rest of the book.

I've read much better Highlander books (Maya Banks, anyone?), but I think reading any of the prior books in the series might have helped me like either lead character since they were already acquainted at the beginning of the book. I didn't get to read any of the build-up.
Good but wish for more from the ending

This was a really good story but the ending came up a little short for me. I didn't get him sending her away or the anti-climatic ending. I expected more trust and understanding from both characters.
Step into the rich history of keeps and clans of Northern Scotland in 1375. Where marriages are arranged and villagers work together for the betterment of all. Life was hard; people died. But, for Athdar, it was those closest to him... his wives and newborn child. Swearing off any further marriage, he falls for the innocent and beautiful Isobel. Can an innocent young woman change his heart and his hearth?

I enjoyed reading about this time period. The fact that a passionate romance ensued made for...more
Strong, sensitive and intelligent heroine. The book delves into PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and how it might have been perceived in medieval times. Enjoyable, fast-paced read.
It is no doubt that the author and I, at least the author of the back cover, have a very different idea of "personification of sin"; also Athdar is too tormented for being a character in a lovestory, pity because this time the highlander have disappointed me a little and this is a rare ....

É indubbio che io e l'autrice, quantomeno della quarta di copertina, abbiamo un'idea particolarmente diversa di "personificazione del peccato", inoltre Athdar é fin troppo tormentato per essere il personaggio...more
I loved the story. The heroine is fantastic. She is strong and goes for what she wants. The hero of course is tormented. It has a good mystery. Parts were a little long but all in all pretty good. A great ending.
Margaret Sholders
I love a good Scottish story. I guess it's because that's the only way I'll get there. I have read other stories by Teri and this one is equally as good. This was a bit different as there are no battles between clans just a father and his daughter's choice of husbands. This was interesting as Athdar blacked out a trauma from his past. Isobel is furious that she wants to help him and he refuses. Isobel finds the answer but it takes Athdar to man up. I liked this book. It is a quick kind of story...more
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Terri Brisbin, an award-winning author and three-time RWA RITA® finalist, has had her historical and paranormal romances published in more than 20 languages and 25 countries around the world since 1998. She’s written more than 33 novels, novellas and short stories for Berkley/Jove, Harlequin and Kensington Books. Now working on more romances for NAL/Signet, Terri has also self-published her backli...more
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