Desiring the Highlander
Seven McTiernay brothers, each a highlander born to protect Scotland and her people, warriors known for their quick wits and quicker broadswords. The third brother, Cole, stared death in the face when he was only a boy...Now Cole McTiernay is a man. And though he resists them in every way, he has... show more
Seven McTiernay brothers, each a highlander born to protect Scotland and her people, warriors known for their quick wits and quicker broadswords. The third brother, Cole, stared death in the face when he was only a boy...Now Cole McTiernay is a man. And though he resists them in every way, he has responsibilities. The wild northern Highlands need a laird who can guide them to peace. Cole has the army strong enough to accomplish this task. What he doesn't have is the desire - to be a leader among men...And so he is sent off on a fool's errand: a mission to retrieve something from the very Englishmen Cole has spent his life hating. When he finds that the 'something' is a wild hellion, he balks, determined to make the return to Scotland as hard on her as it was for him to set foot on English soil. But though English herself, Ellenor intrigues him with her fierce spirit, and Cole's heart, deeply locked away for so long, may be vulnerable at last...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 1st 2009
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
Series: McTiernay Brothers (#3)
This historical romance was just so-so. The beginning and end had some exciting action but the rest moved slow with a stubborn hero and characters ruminating about everything. I skimmed a lot. Highlander Cole is sent by his sister-in-law to pickup Ellenor in the England, a country he hates.
Those of you who know me know that I have a weakness for a hero who has a troubled past. I love the man who isn’t quite perfect and needs the woman, who he has vowed never to want, to dig just a little into his heart and help deal whatever childhood trauma he has been dealing with all of his life. I...
I just can't finish this series. Too lovey dovey and full of romance cliches. Women are too innocent, even for a historical romance.
3.5 stars. I liked this one, but not as much as the other two. I thought Elle and Cole were both well-drawn and believable. I enjoyed the secondary characters, too. But a few things bothered me. First, there was a lot of internalizing. Next there was a lot of analysis of emotions with what I perceiv...