Highland Scoundrel: A Novel
Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear his name after ten years in exile. He is drawn to the unforgettable sensual beauty of Jeannie Gordon, the headstrong girl who once pledged him her love,... show more
Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear his name after ten years in exile. He is drawn to the unforgettable sensual beauty of Jeannie Gordon, the headstrong girl who once pledged him her love, gave him her innocence, and then betrayed him. Now, in the glow of the moonlight, she defiantly shows Duncan the bad end of a pistol.Jeannie is stunned to discover that the broad-chested brigand she just shot is the rogue who broke her heart years ago. No longer a starry-eyed girl but a woman with dangerous secrets, Jeannie cannot forgive Duncan’s shattering mistrust of her–nor can she sign his death warrant by turning him in. Soon passion flares hotter and bolder than before, sealing a fate the onetime lovers can no longer deny. Caught up in a deadly game of murder and intrigue, Jeannie is willing to risk everything for a man and a love she vows never to lose again.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2009-03-24
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 17th Century
, Medieval Romance
I don't think the first chapter should have been first. It took all the suspense and romance out of the story. IMHO the story would have been better had this chapter fallen in sequence. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop.Though I liked both Duncan and Jeannie, I thought the story dragged and...
Black Duncan's return.Monica McCarty has to be one of the most inconsistent writers I've ever encountered. Out of the six or so of her Highlander books that I've read so far, I've rated them anywhere from 4.5 stars to 1.5 stars. Some books have seen me so invested in the romance, that happy tears we...
The 3rd book in the trilogy doesn't disappoint! In fact, it might be the best of the three. We finally find out what happened that caused Duncan Campbell to be branded an outlaw and banished from Scotland.Duncan is the illegitimate son, brother to the legitimate children, Colin, Jamie, and Elizabeth...
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...Ah, quite disappointing ending of a great trilogy! And I thought Caitrina was the most annoying heroine but in comparison to Jeannie, she's a better option. Jeannie was so so irritating for the better part of the bo...
3.5 stars. A great ending to a terrific series. This wraps up the Campbell trilogy with the story of Duncan, the eldest brother. Ten years ago he was betrayed and found guilty of treason - a hanging offense. He escapes to Ireland, and has returned to see if he is able to prove his innocence. He...