Highland Warrior by Monica McCarty Mini Review and Book Giveaway

The ruthless enforcer of Scotland’s most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell is the most feared man in the Highlands. Raw physical strength coupled with cunning political acumen make him a powerful force with whom few men will dare to reckon. Determined to see the Highlands tamed of its lawlessness and unrest, Jamie’s objectives are clear: under the guise of seeking the Chief of Lamont’s daughter’s hand in marriage, discover whether the Lamonts are harboring any outlawed MacGregors. But guise turns to desire when he meets the beautiful spitfire who rules the household with a dainty iron fist. The fierce Highlander never expects that the woman he wants above all others will test his duty and loyalty to his clan to the breaking point.

Cosseted and adored by her family, Caitrina Lamont has no intention of abandoning her beloved father and doting four older brothers for a husband—especially a
Campbell. But Jamie Campbell is nothing like the parade of suitors that Caitrina’s father usually traipses across their hall. His raw masculinity threatens her in a way no man ever had before. But when Caitrina’s idyllic world is shattered, could the man she blames for her tragedy become her only hope for the future?

I love a good Highlander romance and this was a good one. I loved Jamie – he knew who he was, what he wanted, who he was loyal to and didn’t waver from that. Caitrina I didn’t like quite as much but she still had a lot of spirit and loved her family dearly. There were some points toward that the end of the book where I wanted to slap her silly but I have to say she did learn, eventually, from her mistakes. I’m pretty sure Jamie carried this book, IMHO. That being said, I’ve already bought the next book in the series, Highland Outlaw, and look forward to reading it.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5



Book Giveaway: I haven’t a clue how I ended up with 2 copies of Highland Warrior but I guess that just works in your favor, doesn’t it?

Go ahead and leave a message on this post up until 11:59pm on Saturday, March 21st and I’ll pick 1 winner and post it on Sunday in my "What I've Been Reading This Week" post. Oh, and I don’t have a problem shipping out of the US so anyone can enter. Good luck!

54 comments:

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I've been backed up on the latest romance novels. I'm reading East of Eden bu John Steinback.

MsMoonlight (Elizabeth Jules Mason) said...

I've never read this author before, but it sounds like a great book. I just love men in kilts!
:o)

Barbara said...

Oooh, count me in!! I've never read anything by this author but I'm always game to try something new!! ;)

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, count me in too! I love her books, and I've read the other ones in the series, but I've been waiting for this one. :D

Kristie (J) said...

I'm in for this one *g*. I read the first book in her previous series and really enjoyed it. Only not enough time and too many books has kept me from reading the next two.

Tracy said...

I <3 BG - I'm backed up too! lol My tbr is taking over!

MM - I love men in kilts as well!

Barbara - neither had I but I liked her writing!

TBQ - I've not read her other trilogy - good to know it's good.

Kristie - I'll have to look into her other series as well.

Good luck to all!

Renee G said...

Please include me in your drawing. I am currently reading Knit Two.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

tetewa said...

This would be a new author for me, I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

rmc1ra said...

I love fantasy type books, please enter me to win!
rmc1ra(at)aol(dot)com

Gabriel J. said...

Sounds like a great book. Great contest.

mverno said...

i love to read and this sounds very appealing

linett said...

sounds like a great book

Randominities said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for putting out a description to the book.

danosor said...

I generally read a lot of books and this one is very appealing to me.I'd love to read this one.

ky2here said...

I'm not above some romance porn. Bring it on!

mmentor said...

i think i need to read something like this

Meredith said...

This would be great for a friend of mine!
meredycat*lycos*com

binabug said...

would love to read this

Joy said...

Ooh, looks great. I love historical romance. Thanks.

Shannon said...

I am just getting ready to start a Clive Cussler book so am between books.

gcuvier said...

I'd love to have a new romance to read.

galeogirl at comcast dot net

Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

paulinerose said...

looks like an interesting book, i never read any of her works.This might be interesting!

TheGhostBlogger said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot)com
I am out of books to read and this looks juicy!!!

Joanna said...

Cool contest, I'm very interested in reading this work ~ thanks!!

Bev said...

Scotland and men in kilts--what could be better?

lezanac said...

Would love to read this

Christina G. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

vboackle said...

this looks great,i am not currently reading anything.

debiwelbon said...

I have never read anything by Monica McCarty - so I hope I win so I can read one of her books.

toughturtles said...

my wife really enjoys these romances

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

Zoly said...

This would be a nice change of pace for me.

tawnda said...

sounds like a good read

demmi said...

sounds like a fun book con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

idahomom said...

I won a trip to Hawaii and I would love to read this while enjoying the beach.

clynsg said...

My TBR pile is staggering, but I am always ready to add another one! I have been working my way through Robb's 'in Death' series, interspersed with others so that I don't get overdosed.

clynsg at yahoo.com

purango said...

I would love to win this grat omance novel. garrettsambo@aol.com

Deedles said...

I have never heard of this author. The book sounds like a good read.

Deborah said...

I just started reading "The House on Tradd Street" by Karen White. But I can always make room in my TBR pile for a good Highland romance. ~swoon~ asthenight at gmail dot com

mindy said...

sounds like a great read thanks for the giveaway

john ferris said...

I never heard of this author, but the book sounds interesting.

Sunnyvale said...

I'd like to read this

susan1215 said...

sounds like a good book

laurieahigh said...

I would love to win this.

laurieahigh at yahoo dot com

Sue Farrell said...

I alsway like a good romance--please enter me in the drawing.
farrell@crosslake.net

CELTICPIXE said...

I hope I win - thank for for the chance to enter!

Kathy said...

I have been so busy reading required books that I long for a good romance.

Jill1 said...

I can't believe this report is true about those lovely men in skirts:
Scotland tops list of world's most violent countries - Times Online
A UNITED Nations report has labelled Scotland the most violent country in the developed world, with people three times more likely to be assaulted than in America.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1786945,00.html - 93k

Jill said...

Would love to win, love to read.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

This sounds like the type of book I love!

I love reading storiess about Highlanders!
I am kinda obbessed.
WOuld love to read this book Highland Warrior !

ezmerelda said...

I love just about anything with those lusty Highland warriors, in fact, I'm reading one now. This would be a great addition to my kilty collection!

Swtlilchick said...

I am currently reading The Gifted
Gabaldon Sisters by Lorraine
Lopez.I love Monica's writing,
please enter me and thanks

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!