LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
Since childhood, Magnus has been led to believe he is the Laird Alwyn’s bastard, and raised to hate the Clan Kincaid. But when he learns he is without a doubt the son of the murdered Laird Kincaid, his life as he has always known it is shattered. Now, hiding his knowledge and his fury, he returns to Burnbryde Castle, awaiting the chance to strike against the man whose treachery robbed him of his legacy. His first act of rebellion: to steal a kiss from the redheaded beauty who’s betrothed to the Alwyn’s eldest son and heir.
Since her arrival at Burnbryde, Tara Iverach has been confined to a tower to guard her virtue before she marries. But after a surprise embrace with a lean, bare-chested Highlander who claims to be the Alwyn’s oldest son, she can’t contain her excitement over her good fate. Unfortunately, he is the wrongeldest son, and she is set to marry his cruel and lecherous half brother, Hugh. Can Magnus conquer his rivals and claim his Kincaid destiny before the woman who’s captured his heart becomes his sworn enemy’s bride?
My Rating: 5 Stars
The book hangover, an avid reader’s worst enemy. Unlike wine hangovers, there is no easy way to get rid of them! After an unforgettable book, you can’t just drive to McD’s and pick up a greasy burger with a side of fries and a soda to crawl into bed with. Well, I mean, you can, but it won’t help any. The struggle to find a good book to read after reading something incredible is real! Fortunately for me, after the end of one of my favorite historical romance series’ of all time, I stumbled upon the Highland Warrior series by Lily Blackwood. Blackwood’s writing style made it easy to jump right into the series, and the characters are easy to love (or hate – I’m looking at you Hugh).
At the end of The Beast of Clan Kincaid, we find out that Magnus is the second lost Kincaid brother. He has believed his entire life that he is the bastard son of Laird Alwyn, a despicable person, and the enemy of Clan Kincaid. What is a young warrior to do? Get revenge of course. Enter Tara – the betrothed of Laird Alwyn’s disgusting excuse for a human being son, and you have the start of an incredible romance.
The romance between Tara and Magnus was sweet, fun, and undeniable. Not to mention a forbidden secret – something that I loved. The banter between the two characters upon first meeting had me smiling like a love-struck loon. From then on, their passion only burned brighter, with kisses stolen between window bars, and even a secret passageway for clandestine meetings.
Between Tara’s planned escape from Hugh and his betrothal, and Magnus’s plot to get revenge on the men who murdered his family, The Rebel of Clan Kincaid was action packed. Very few romance novels have the ability to keep me guessing, but I honestly had no clue what Blackwood planned next. This book did not, however, reveal the identity of the final lost Kincaid brother. WHERE IS HE? IS HE ALIVE? I need to know!!!!
My Takeaway: Lily Blackwood kept my eyes glued to the pages of this book with a passionate and action packed love story between two characters that were easy to like, and bad guys that were even easier to hate. While I picked up this book as a cure to a book hangover, I’m afraid I have only staved it off for a little while. All I can do now is lay in bed and stare at my kindle until the next book in this series appears on it.
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