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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  914 ratings  ·  92 reviews
When Kenneth Mackay, long-banished rogue and thief, returns to the Mackay holding at the request of his brother, he has no idea what he might find. He certainly doesn’t expect to be confronted with his twin’s imminent death, or with the plan his brother has concocted.

Ten years before, Malcolm made a tragic mistake, and, to preserve the family name—and his own skin—he allo
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Published March 17th 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-reads

Highland Deception
By: Meggan Connors
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Platinum!

I happened to stumble upon this book and i am beyond thrilled that i did! Meggan Connors spins a tale of pure brilliance that touched me with intense feelings of wonder, curiosity, irritation, and laughter.

This novel starts in the early pages with a dark sense of lingering doom that follows the characters as the plot develops throughout the novel. In the beginning sentences you meet Kenneth Mackay a twin and second born son whom has live
Regan Walker
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 and ½ Stars - A Love Story Set in the Highlands in Between Jacobite Risings

Set in the Highlands in 1725, this is the story of Kenneth Mackay, marked by the English Crown as a traitor for his Jacobite views. Kenneth returns to his home at his twin brother Malcolm’s summons. There he learns his brother, who betrayed him ten years before, is dying and wants Kenneth to assume his identity—to give Kenneth his life back as the clan laird. A slight hitch in the plans is the fact that Malcolm is marri
Nov 09, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
This was a quick Highlander romance read and though I had issues with certain things that happen, overall, it wasn't a bad read. ...more
Aug 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who does not love a man in a kilt

Kenneth is the banished son of the laird. Done a great injustice by his twin he is forced to take his dying brother's place. In doing so he finds all he ever dreamed of and more. Politics, intrigues by other clans and an intense lack of communication mix together to create a pleasant plot.
InD'tale Magazine
An identity switch is light years away from being easy to pull off, but Ms. Connors does so, marvelously, in this heartwarming romance!

Read full review in the 2014 August issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book written by Meggan Connors that I have read, and she made me a fan. Highland Deception was a well written book that I would recommend to everyone with a Highlanders obsession, even to those that don't have one. ...more
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Why was isobel so indecisive? My gosh..

While the book wasn’t what I expected, it wasn’t bad at all. It was an emotional ride and I wish Malcom could’ve been his true self in the end. The heroine was amazing in the end and Kenneth was super loveable. 5 stars!
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it

3.5 stars
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good. Usually I don't like the whole switch places but the author made it work. I loved both the hr and h. Good story! ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who’s the Laird

The story begins with the Laird of Clan MacKay, Malcolm, laying at death’s doorstep. He has summoned his identical twin brother, Kenneth, who was banished from his home 10 years ago. Kenneth has ached to be home, but knew he could never return. Now, however, Malcolm believes that upon his death, Kenneth can continue on as Malcolm, Laird of the clan. There are many who would take advantage of Malcolm’s death, so Kenneth must agree to this charade. Can Kenneth take Malcolm’s place a
Wendy Irving
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gem in the stacks! Definitely recommend.

After reading numerous “sorta good” books, it’s so wonderful to read one that keeps the reader engaged and the pages turning all night. This book has a great premise of twins switching places and a heroine getting a chance at true love and happiness. While the reader could stop at about 63% and be satisfied that the protagonists are on their way to their HEA, the denouement is worth the tension and calamity so that secrets and past lies are laid to rest
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Premier Deception, with the read

Isabel Mackey is married to Laird Malcolm Mackay. The Mackay has made a deal to his wife that she can spend most of the year in England leaving him with his mistress all year long. The MacKay says he will never love her and doesn’t treat her well at all. Flaunting his lov for his mistress.

Malcolm sends for his twin brother, because he’s sick. Jefferey returns to speak briefly with his brother. He agrees to trading identities. He becomes the Laird Malcolm, and the
Cherie S
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Starters: The cover was awesome and the story sizzled.
My first time reading this author and was thoroughly delighted with the story.
So much going on I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
Story is shrouded in mystery in the beginning when we meet Kenneth who has been commanded to come to his ill brothers bed. It doesn't take long for a big plot to develop and a whirlwind of a wife to show up.
Let the sparks begin with lots of deception, attraction, sadness, lusty thoughts and more.
Story is fille
Danielle Carpenter
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One twin a laird to his people. The other is banished from his clan lands. Ten years later, Kenneth is called to his brother's bedside in the middle of the night. In the morning, Kenneth becomes Malcolm. This includes Malcolm's wife, Isobel. This story is intriguing which includes Kenneth falling in love with Isobel. For Isobel, she wonders over the change in Malcolm and begins to actually fall in love with her husband. Join Kenneth as he takes back his life, warms your heart in the spirit of th ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highland Deception

Malcolm MacKay was on his death bed and summed his twin brother Kenneth to take his place as Laird. Kenneth was on the run for murder. So when Malcolm passed Kenneth and Mr. Grant pretended it was Kenneth that they found dead. Little did Kenneth know that he would fall in live with Isobel the wife of Malcolm. Kenneth was arrested as Kenneth and Isobel and her cousin the Duke of Dunmore got him free. As they were on their way home Isobel let Kenneth she knew all along but fell
Mercedes Salvador-McClellan
The power of belief

Can the possession of a ring bring its bearer love and happiness? Only if you belief in magic and love can be magical. Or may be that two souls meant to be one. Whatever the reason, when Kenneth met Isobel, his deceased brother's wife, his life changed forever. She learned to believe and trust him through his actions. They have to overcome their own doubts, jealousy, and the ambitions of others but their love proved to be true and magical.
Angela Archer
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the first chapter, I was hooked, and literally growled under my breath every time I had to stop reading. The internal struggles of each character draws you in, holding onto your own emotions. You feel everything they feel and all you want is for Kenneth and Isobel to make it. Beautifully written, this book is a MUST HAVE!!
Virginia Tican
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
An Incredibly Magical read. Imbued with the romance and mystique of a magical fairytale and yet still manages to be credible is not an easy feat. And Ms. Connors did it with seemingly Effortless Grace. One of the best authors of this genre that I have come across in this century. I need more from this author.
Will Decker
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written highland romance that brings characters to life and draws the reader into the story. Although I enjoyed most everything about this book, I would have liked to seen a bit more color in both the bedroom and the scenery. Paint a story and all that, you ken? Very clean editing-a joy to read!
It wasn't a horrible book. It was good just not great. At least not great for me. I didn't feel a real connection between the two main characters. It felt more like I knew there was a connection because the author told me there was - I didn't feel the connection while reading the book. I don't know. It wasn't bad just didn't do it for me. ...more
shirlene brown
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Becoming someone else

About a man who takes over his twin brother place and his life. He became his brother and full in love with his brother wife ,but the people think he has change for the better. I give this story a four star rating because this is very good story anyone well enjoy this story
Mary Stockwell
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

This book has plenty of romance, intrigue and action. The plot is interesting. A dying laird without heirs, Malcolm asks his twin brother, Kenneth who has been hiding from the law to take his identity after he's dead. Then there's Malcolm's wife whom Kenneth has never met.
Pat K
Nov 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I wanted to like this book, it sounded interesting and there were lots of 5 star reviews. I couldn't get past the second chapter. The writing was mediocre, the concepts obvious and cliched. Obviously it must provide good reading for lovers of highland romance. ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medieval
Identical but worlds apart

The switching of identities was an intriguing notion that lead to bountiful blessings but had deadly pitfalls.
This novel showed us glimpses of village life & how they banded together to help each other out. I enjoyed the adventure.
sharon sobzak
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable

When I finished this story I felt very satisfied and content which made for a good night's sleep. I liked the characters and the emotions that seemed to fit for 1700's Scotland.
Cheryl R, Stubbs
Good book!!Thoroughly enjoyable didn't want to put this book down. Will be reading more books by this author.

Love happy endings with more stories to follow I love books about highlander and Scotland in this time period. Thanks
Jennifer Eaton
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superb read

An age old tale of switched identities set in Jacobite Scotland. Romance, magical rings and a courtroom drama -who could want for more. Brilliantly written and an engaging read, I'm waiting for the author's next book.
Carole mort
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highland Deception

I choose the rating because I am a Scotswoman and I throughly enjoyed reading the first and second book on the MacKaye series and look forward to reading the next2.
Ann Gonzalez
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I will admit that I started this book several times and put it down. The whole idea of it up just seemed far fetched. So glad I decided to read it. It was hard to put down. This was a fast paced read. I recommend this book and The Devil of Dunmoor.
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Meggan Connors is a wife, mother, teacher and award-winning author who writes primarily historical and steampunk romances. As a history buff with a love of all things historical, she enjoys visiting both major and obscure museums, and reading the histories of the Old West and the British Isles. She makes her home in the Wild West with her lawman husband, two children, and a menagerie of pets. When ...more

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