Highland Warrior (Sons of Sinclair Book 2) by Heather McCollum
Joshua Sinclair was once the fiercest and most notorious warrior of the mighty Sinclair clan of Northern Scotland. But now there’s nothing and no one that can make him take up arms again. Except a beautiful woman, it seems.
When Kára Flett, daughter of a fallen Norse chief, finds herself unexpectedly sheltering the strongest, most brutal warrior in the land, she throws together a risky and outrageous plan to bring him to her side. Threats of violence bounce right off him. Offers of gold seem to entice him even less. Desperate enough to use the pleas of the village children to sway him, she’s shocked when he’s completely unmoved. There’s only one tactic left for her: seduction.
Her hasty proposition falls completely by the wayside, though, as she and the Highlander come together in a carnal inferno. But bringing him into her life also brings his enemies to her clan’s doorstep—the very clan Kára is trying to protect. And as their feelings deepen, Joshua will have to decide between duty and love once and for all.
Publication date 27/4/2021
My Review ……
Kara needs a champion, someone to teach the men of her clan to fight, and the clan needs a protector.
Seizing her chance, she attempts to seduce and woo Joshua to her cause!!
Joshua has had enough of fighting, he wants a quiet life now, he needs to atone for the many things he’s done in the name of war!
This is the second book in the Sins of Sinclair Series. I’ve not read the first one and i don’t think you miss anything.
The scenes with the rolling hills and the smell of the heather, are so well written you can imagine yourself there.
Nothing is superfluous, there isn’t anything there that doesn’t need to be there.
Strong characters, a great cast of supporting characters too.
I like Joshua, he’s no nonsense attitude had me smiling and agreeing with him. Kara on the other hand! She came across as a little immature! Not wanting to listen to anyone and their thoughts!
Joshua has to pick a side. His eyes are opened to the way the people are being used and exploited! He can train and protect this new clan, or he can walk away….
And when people he thought were friends turn against him, it has Joshua looking at the bigger picture!
Having been married before Kara never expected to meet and fall for anyone else, a widow and a parent, she has more than enough on her plate, oh and avoiding the advances of an unwanted suitor. She thought she would utilise Joshua’s skills, but spending time with him, she sees more than just a warrior.
So can Joshua train the men he now calls clansmen? Can he forgive the way he was tricked into helping? And how much longer will he be able to stay away from the woman who’s captured his heart?
I love the mixture of history and romance in these books. I like the fact the women that the author writes about aren’t weak and mild, they have a mind (and a mouth) and aren’t afraid to use it.
I’m still not sure how I liked the way the end of the book finished!
But it’s still a really good read, and I’d happily recommend the book, and grab the next one. Another really well written from an author I’ve got on my “automatic to buy” list.
I am leaving this review voluntarily after being sent a free book.
About the Author
Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay, and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist. When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own hero & three kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. http://www.HeatherMcCollum.com.