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The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation (The MacLeries #7)
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...more
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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 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**
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
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
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
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 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
Anyway, as I read the book blurb, I figured out this was a follow up story to a serie...more
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
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
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 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
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
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
The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation by Terri Brisbin
Book Seven of the MacLeries series
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
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 Clan MacLerie
by Terri Brisbin
Reviewed by:Angels Format:Kindle
Source: Net Gallery
Gene: Historical Romance
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 fearsom...more
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
Fortunately for him this female has her own mind, game plan and strategy to get Athdar to notice h...more
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.
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.
I enjoyed reading about this time period. The fact that a passionate romance ensued made for...more
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