Release Date: Dec 18, 2018
Series: Highland Heirs
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Grand Central
Paula Quinn takes readers on a lush, provocative historical tale that is engaging and delightfully sensual.
Sina has such a close relationship with the Queen that she is completely blindsided to discover that the Queen herself is marrying her off to a MacGregor. The book itself starts off with Sina profusely crying at her own wedding. She believes the MacGregors to be savages. Bound by her honor and good name as a lady of Court, she falls in line to accept her tragic destiny.
Adam is not pleased to be married to Sina as well. She constantly walks around in fear of him. She treats him and his family standoffish. She claims to be in love and betrothed to another man. He knows the real reason for the marriage. They need the alliance and peace to keep his family safe. He is next to being Chief of the Clan. He has been fighting his duty since his birth.
Sina makes no attempt to hide her displeasure at being married to Adam. I didn’t like her character for the first thirty percent of the book. She didn’t care that Adam was in the same boat as her. She is pining away for her childhood love interest. It became exhausting. Slowly, she starts to realize that her new kin folk are kind and warm people. She realizes her husband is gentle and she wants him.
Something major happens that causes a shift for everyone including the elder MacGregors. Sina is sent back to Court. Adam, despite his concerns for his family, goes after Sina. I loved when Adam shows up and puts all the men to shame there. Everyone loves him under his fake disguise. Sina is torn between her love for Adam and her childhood friend. It is then that an important decision has to be made. Are they both willing to fight for their newfound love?
Quinn knows how to deftly weave in historical facts while keeping readers engage in the story. This story reminds me of all the reasons why I keep going with this series. It is so reminiscence of the first book in the Children of the Mist series. Robert and Davina’s (Adam’s parents) story won me over and this was exactly the same feeling. It was great revisiting them and even Kate and Callum.
I skipped over a few in the series but I look forward to going back to catch up. Readers should at least read the first series to this incredible family.