Highlander's Ransom (Sinclair Brothers Trilogy #1)
He was out for revenge...
Laird Robert Sinclair would stop at nothing to exact revenge on Lord Raef Warren, the English scoundrel who had brought war to his doorstep and razed his lands and people. Leaving his clan in the Highlands to conduct covert attacks in the borderlands, Robert lives to be a thorn in Warren’s side. So when he finds a beautiful English lass on her...more
It's a book that makes me smile like an idiot. However.......
1. Plots are too thin. It's not a plot-driven or character-driven novel. Very ordinary highland romance, which I do not mind if done right. It's perfect for my "simple-minded" times.
2. No idea what happened to the villain. Not that I want to see pages after pages of the villain but the major conflict between the lead characters is connected to the villain. It was as if he conveniently dropped off the face o ...more
The story starts with Laird Robert Sinclair raiding and capturing his arch enemy Raef Warren cargo. Too Roberts surprise inside of one of the wagons is Raef's betroth the beautiful English Lady Alwin. Alwin's father has been very mean an harsh with her and he wants her out of his way.
The romance that builds between Robert and Alwin was surpisingly good. My problem was ...more
It made me feel anger, frustration and feels in all the right places. ...more
this is the early 14th century, they were using trenchers of day old bread, NOT plates. They did not use forks but cut and ate with small knives or their hands. (lack of hygiene world folks). The author used to many modern words, such Allison the heroine was thinking to herself and she could not "compute" wh ...more
What an awesome beginning to the Sinclair Brothers Trilogy! I was in awe of this fast paced, dramatic adventure. Filled sensual tension, danger, adventure, suspense and the romance that is medieval Scotland. Well written with engaging characters and an intriguing storyline. The love scenes are hot and steamy and only adds to the complexity of the story. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Well done, Ms.Prince!! I would highly recommend this title for your reading plea ...more
Lady Alwin Hewett is being sent to Lord Warren to marry to make and alliance between him and her father but is kidnapped along the was by Laird Sinclair who plans to use her what ever way he has to to get Warren.
Broken hearts, evil, betrayal and love all wrapped up in a great story of back w ...more
Alwin is on her way to meet her betrothed, Warren, she isn't very happy about it, but thinks that maybe it will be better than living with her father. Robert has been raiding Alwin's betrothed's land any chance he gets because he wants revenge on Warren for bringing ...more
My heart went out to Alwin for the lack of love she had suffered from her own father growing up. Alwin had a fiery spirit and was a survivor and I loved that about her. Robert was everything I could have hoped for in a man for her but I found myself being frustrated with him as much as Alwin for the way he disregarded her feelings. I understood that he thought he was doing what was best for his clan at the time but my heart broke for Alwin because of the betrayal she fe ...more
The combo of sexy alpha Highland hero and sensitive but strong heroine is my favorite--throw in a kidnapping and what could be better?! I also loved how both Robert and Alwin grew and evolved over the course of the book. There is instant sexual tension between them, but they have to overcome both their circumstances and let go of their own baggage. By ...more
This was my first book by this author and I am so glad to have found a new historical writer that I really enjoy. This book flowed so well the story was well written and I loved the characters I have a love for Strong female leads and everyone loves a warrior. Robert Sinclair did have a moment or two were I didn't like him very much but he won me over in the end. I look forward to the continuation of the Sinclair's story in the next book a really good read glad I found this ...more
A woman kidnapped on the way to her betrothed carried off to the highlands.
I enjoyed this adventure as the spirited heroine didn't cower though terrified, sort to make the best of situation & attempted to remove herself when the hero was a dolt.
Heroine is strong, courageous, and longs to make decisions regarding her life. Our hero is an honorable warrior who places his clan above everything else in life. When our heroine comes along, will he choose her or the responsibilities of his clan? Interesting to watch their love story develop. Look forward to reading the other books in this series.
This book begins a series of well crafted spicy historical romance novels. Set in the early 1300's which was a turbulent time for Scotland and England. I am enjoying these stories of honorable men who are unsure of their worthiness to love and strong women who are subjected to the whims of the men in their lives.
This would have been four stars, but the grammatical errors were annoying. Another problem I had was Robert's inconsistency. it was too farfetched. However the story line was well developed and interesting. Overall I enjoyed this and will read the sequel.
Robert - Laird of the Sinclair clan
Anwin - The woman he kidnaps and marries
I really enjoyed the interaction between Robert and Anwin. They are both strong characters and are pretty willful. The story is well written and is a good start to a series. I will definitely be checking out the other books encompassed in this trilogy.
I really liked Robert and Alwin together. They were made for each other. What I didn't like about the book was the language. It was so modern, or at least that's what it felt like to be. Other than that I really enjoyed the story. Now on to the next book. ...more
Nowadays is so difficult to find authors who deliver a good storyline and with well written phrases that I was delighted by Emma Prince. Kudos! Indeed!
Emma grew up in drizzly Seattle, but traded her rain boots for sunglasses when she and her husband moved to the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Emma spent several years in academia, both as a graduate student and an instructor of college-level English and Humanities cour ...more