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Highlander Ever After

(The MacGregors: Highland Heirs #8)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  227 ratings  ·  68 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn comes a sweeping Scottish historical romance between a dashing MacGregor highlander and his English bride.

They tried to resist a marriage of convenience...

As the clan chief's son, Adam MacGregor is duty-bound to marry a royal heir. Yet when he meets his bride—a beautiful but haughty young lass who thinks he is nothing mor
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Forever
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Mar 12, 2019 added it
Shelves: drama, historic, dnf, romance
***DNF at 52%***

I just can’t with this. I really wanted to finish Highlander Ever After since I was buddy reading it but I hated it so much that I couldn’t even force myself to read it. It’s PAINFULLY dull. Essentially what this all comes down to is a super whiny girl and a super mopey guy not having sex with each other… o and there’s dogs.

Barbara Rogers
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Series: Highland Heirs #8
Publication Date: 12/18/18
Number of Pages: 400

I'd actually give this book a 4.5-star rating

I understand this is the last book in this excellent series and I’m sorry to see it end. It has been an excellent series with wonderful characters. This addition to the story is well-written, well-plotted and the characters are memorable – not to mention that it includes nice visits with former heroes and heroines.

In the first few chapters, I thought I didn’t like Sina at all. Howe
Maggie Whitworth
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first book of a new year , and I picked a brilliant one .
If you love Highlanders , adventure, history, romance and emotion , you can’t go wrong with Paula Quinn , she has a special gift when it comes to all of the above .
Highland Heirs is a wonderful series and although these books can be read as standalones , there is a running family/Friends theme ,so the best results are gained from reading in order .
This is book 8 ,and our hero is so going to make your heart pound , strong and hono
Tracy Emro
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this installment of the MacGregor's Highland Heirs! I have been waiting for Adam to find love and accept his position in the clan for so long and this story did not disappoint!

Adam MacGregor is the firstborn son of Rob and Davina, but he has long resisted being named his father's heir, he has willingly let his sister Abigail fill the role of the next chief and has passed time aimlessly, hunting, drinking and wenching. But all that changes when Queen Anne demands that he marry Melusina de
Nov 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Sina de Arenberg cannot believe the Queen and her father would marry her off to a savage like Adam MacGregor. They didn't even take her opinion into consideration, nor did it matter that she was all but engaged to her childhood friend, William. Sina wants no part of the MacGregors, but the more time she spends with them, the more she starts to like them, especially her husband. Just when Sina decides to make a go of her marriage to Adam, her father orders her back home and begins the process to ...more
Good Morning Reader,

Today we're going to be taking a stroll through time and look at Highlander Ever After by Paula Quinn.

First up, a warning: This is number 8 in her The MacGregors: Highland Heirs series, so if you jump right into this book, you won't be lost but a lot of the relationships around the hero and heroine aren't going to have the impact they're suppose to. I recommend starting at the beginning with The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell and working your way through. If you're looking to
Meghan Lloyd
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have been reading Paula Quinn's books for years now, and while I liked the her first few books, this is the first of her newer ones where I truly feel she is having a comeback on my bookshelf! I loved, loved, LOVED the history tie-ins with this book, as she has done with all of her others, and the side characters are just as interesting as the main characters. The dogs alone win me over - Ula and Goliath are the sweetest! She has truly created a family at Camlochlin, and I want to be part of i ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m always on the lookout for a new romance series to read and I really liked the premise of this one.

I liked Sina and Adam. They’re more alike than they think and it was amusing to watch them get to know each other. I loved all of Adam’s family and the tight knit loyalty. On Sina’s side, it was Poppy I loved the most.

Plot wise, it was a bit slow. Scenes started to feel repetitive and unnecessary and at one point I did skim sections of them while at court.

Overall, it was a good story with cha
Anne Z.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars is not enough!!!!

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Amy Alvis
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Adam and Sina's story!!

Commanded by the Queen to marry, neither Adam nor Sina wanted anything to do with the marriage. Adam was not ready to marry and Sina was in love with someone else. But as they spend time together, but realize that their initial impression of the other was false. But just as their feelings start to change, Sina is called back to court when the Queen dies. Now her father will decide what her future holds. Will it be with the man that she is starting to fall for or th
Melissa Kurrus
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Initially Sina is unlikable, however one would expect her to act as she did for a period of time given what was done to her with no forewarning. Very well written, story draws you in and I did not want to put it down. Quinn researched her time period and events well, using pieces of actual history in her storyline to draw the reader in even more. As someone who loves historical romance and history in general including that particular time period, the details used made it all the more enjoyable.
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This author has never let me down I can always count on her to make fall in love with characters and her storylines. You can almost see the story come tolife as you read.i think I own everything she ever written. She is one of my go to read. Can’t wait for the next book from her.😊
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Endearing characters but lackluster plot

I would like to thank Paula Quinn, Forever/Grand Central Publishing, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


This was a nice story, but I don’t think it lived up to its full potential.

The central conflict was great—Adam and Sina being forced to marry for political reasons. They were caught between a rock and a hard place for the entire book, which created excellent tension, intrigue, and stakes and made me symp
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Paula Quinn takes readers on a lush, provocative historical tale that is engaging and delightfully sensual.

Sina has such a close relationship with the Queen that she is completely blindsided to discover that the Queen herself is marrying her off to a MacGregor. The book itself starts off with Sina profusely crying at her own wedding. She believes the MacGregors to be savages. Bound by her honor and good name as a lady of Court, she falls in line to accept her tragic destiny.

Adam is not pleased t
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
1712 is an interesting time in England and Scotland's history. Queen Anne is dying with no children and her nephew George is the next in line because of the Protestant/Catholic fight between the two countries. This story is about Queen Anne's protecting a dear young relative in her court, Melusina, from court intrigue and tying her to Stuart connections in Scotland ensuring they stay loyal to England.

In 1712, Sina de Arenburg is a royal bastard, raised by an aunt & uncle and unrecognized by
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Paula Quinn has written some of my favorite Highlander books. She is actually one of the first historical romance authors I read. For a bit I wondered if I would enjoy this story at all, as I detested the heroine at the beginning. Sina and Adam were forced to wed at the direction of the Queen. Neither wanted this marriage, but you don't tell the Queen "no". Adam dealt with the situation stoically; Sina, however, did not. There was much crying, stubbornness and self pity. However, I began to unde ...more
Debbie Glenn Brown
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
For Sina de Arenberg everything was right with the world she was hoping to marry her childhood friend, the man she loved not knowing the Queen betrothed her to a savage Highlander. Sina wants nothing to do with the unsavory MacGregors, the only life she’s know is at the Queen’s court. She’s forced to leave her home and make a new life with a man she doesn’t know, and doesn’t love in a foreign country and people. Adam MacGregor is duty-bound to marry a royal heir, but he has no desire to marry, e ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can never have too much of Paula Quinn's stories. I love how she develops the character and the storyline. You're always waiting a good amount of time for the characters to fall for each other. The story of Adam and Sina are no different. Very well written with a few twists and turns to keep you on your toes!
Cario Lam
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I usually wait until I’m finished with a book before I give it a rating but this can’t wait. I’m at the midpoint of “Highlander Ever After” and it’s a Five-Star read hands down. This journey started for me when I bought the eBook version of “Laird of the Mist” for $.99 because I was looking for something to read. Since then I have stayed for the entire saga. It’s 1-1-19 and luckily for me the holiday season is winding down as well as the bagpiping gigs so I can read this last installment. Like a ...more
Sue Gosland
OK, got a new favorite author. Paula Quinn writes wonderful strong characters with great plot lines and wonderful twists and turns in the story. I am in love with this series and now have to get a hold of all of these books. Oh heck, all of Paula Quinn's books!
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Highlander Ever After is a slow-burn historical romance featuring a marriage of convenience between Sina (the secret daughter of the royal heir) and Adam MacGregor (the heir of a proscribed Scottish clan). Both are resistant to the marriage, but they have been ordered to marry by the queen.

While I generally like a good slow-burn romance, this one might be a little too slow for my taste. Sina and Adam don't even kiss until about 150 pages into the book and even after that things move very slowly
Jessica Barton
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is not a book meant to be actually read I don’t think. In about 4 pages you get the idea that the author intends to marry our hero and heroine in a rather abrupt way and then leave us hanging for anything even like foreplay for 200 or so pages. The plot, characters and pace leave a lot to be desired especially considering that readers of historical romance typically enjoy a rich description of environment, and want a deeper exploration of villain’s motives, and a relevant back story. I gave ...more
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book: Highlander Ever After
by Paula Quinn

Series: The MacGregors: Highland Heirs, Book Eight

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of
1. Tartan Book Reviews
2. Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3. Celtic World of Historical Book Reviews
4.Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Heat Rating: Smoking Hot!🔥🔥🔥

Overall Rating: 5 Stars and 5 Kilts

The most romantic book I ever read! Wish someone would collect the most heather to prove they love me the most! Those MacGregors sure know how to turn a lassies head!

Camlochlin Castle
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, arc, top-heroes
We begin with a very unhappy wedding between an actively screaming bride, Sina, and Adam, a stoic highlander who's just trying to do what's best for his clan even though he's none too happy about it either. I could not stand Sina. Even the fact that she'd had everything taken away from her and had been forced to marry a stranger wasn't enough for me to tolerate her behavior. Adam and his entire family try to make the best out of a bad situation and be nice to her and make her feel welcome, but s ...more
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My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Neither of them wanted what was being thrust upon them. However, in order to save his clan, as the chief's son, Adam MacGregor is forced to marry a royal heir. The woman is none other than Sina de Arenberg, who has but no choice than to follow the queen's order and marry the Highlander. However, she is in love with a man from England named William, and cries her way through the whole ceremony.

Sina has always believed the Highlanders to be savages, and now she is married to on
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
I grew up reading historical romance and I still like an occasional trip back to that genre. Paula Quinn is one author who entices me into this genre.

In Highlander Ever After, Sina is forced into marriage with Adam MacGregor who she believes to be an barbarian. She feels like everyone she loved has betrayed her with this arranged marriage, but she goes through with it even though she's been promised to another. No one is happy about this union, including Adam MacGregor, who not only doesn't want
Ellen Ziegler
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highlander Ever After I postponed reading this book #8 to the last minute possible because I absolutely love this series, and I knew it would be the last book of that series. As I began to read, I was sort of disappointed because I really thought, "How could this end with Sina (the heroine)? She was such a brat!" I would put the book down and walk away because I just did not want this saga to end with such a spoiled woman holding the keys to the clan's future. BUT then I would return, knowing I ...more
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The pace of Highlander Ever After is rather slow in the first half of the book. Sina is not a very likable character. She is constantly whining about William and her lot in life. After a while it becomes too repetitive and rather frustrating, adversely affecting the pacing of the story. Once the locale of the story switches to London, things pick up a lot and that part of the book is a fast read.

I enjoyed reading about all the politics going on with the death of Anne followed by George's becomin
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
First I am going to say something that might sound critical, but it will be followed up by praise, so hang in there. There is a sameness to the Highland Heirs books. With slight twists on character backgrounds and the conflicts that arise within and without the relationship between the heroine and hero, each book in the series takes a predictable path.

So why do I keep reading this series? That is easy. Paula Quinn is a master storyteller with the ability to grab my reader’s heart and give it ove
Books Her
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Available now: Highlander Ever After

****4/5 stars: Loved it. Paula Quinn weaves another sweet and endearing story with political intrigue; where two opposites end up fighting for something they didn't expect to even want.

Recommended readers:

If you like Paula Quinn
If you are a historical romance, especially set in Scotland
Here's my Rankings:

4/5 for characters
4/5 for plot
4/5 overall
Note: Steamy factor (3 of 5 ... little steaminess)
Adam MacGregor is prepared to do his duty
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Paula Quinn is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of medieval, Scottish historical, and paranormal romance. To date, four of her books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She has been nominated for Storyteller of the year by RT Book Reviews and every one of her books from the Children of the Mist series have garnered Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. She also writes fanta ...more

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