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"Braw Highlanders and Brave Lassies in this cleverly mastered tale!"

Lady Eilis' cousin, Agnes is supposed to marry Laird Dunbarton, but she dies before the marriage can take place. Eilis' uncle wants the alliance at all costs and has a diabolical plan to make it happen. He forces Eilis to pretend she is Agnes and demands she live the lie for the rest of her life. If Dunbarton finds out he's been duped, Eilis' life will be forfeited. Eilis sets sail, but a terrible storm breaks, sinking the ship and leaving her the only survivor. A Highland Clan saves Eilis, but her memories are in shambles. She only knows her first name and that her family must not find her.

James MacNeill has been told to take a bride and provide an heir or he will forfeit his holding to one of his brothers. James sets his eyes on Catriona, but the lady is playing hard to get. However, winning the Lady Catriona's hand is the least of his problems. His men have rescued a half-drowned lass with no memory of who her clan is. She claims her name is Eilis. He suspects the lass is from the Dunbarton clan, an enemy of the MacNeill clan. He plans to return her, but his mother convinces him to ask Eilis to pretend to be interested in him. With this ruse, he hopes to make Catriona jealous and she'll finally commit to marrying him. Only the plan has one flaw, James finds Eilis far too interesting to ignore, but is she his enemy, siren or possible bride? One thing he does know, falling for Eilis is not part of the plan.

I simply loved this tale. Eilis and James' romance is endearing, the suspense well played out and the secondary characters are just as lovable. Eilis finds herself in situations that will make the reader chuckle and James is sure to make an impression of his own.

Ms. Spear has a plan and it's a cleverly mastered. She draws the reader into her stories with witty banter, romantic pursuit and cleverly woven suspense. Medieval Scotland comes alive in vivid detail with braw highlanders and brave lassies who win their hearts. Highly recommended!

Join the MacNeill clan again in Winning the Highlander's Heart. This is James' brother, Malcolm and Lady Anice's tale.

Reviewed by: Karen Michelle Nutt, author

Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted March 27, 2010

SUMMARY

Lady Eilis Dunbarton’s life undergoes a drastic change with the death of her cousin, Agnes. Now she’s faced with the disagreeable prospect of marrying the man who was to be her cousin’s husband. Not by a change of contract, though. Instead, by deceit—pretending to be her cousin. But if her husband-to-be discovers she’s not really Agnes, her life is forfeit. So what choice does Eilis have but to flee? When Laird James MacNeill’s clan rescues a half-drowned lass from the sea, there is speculation she is of the enemy clan, especially since she doesn’t remember her own name. James is immediately enticed with the lady, but his focus must remain on finding the proper bride. For if he does not wed soon, he must give up his holdings to one of his younger brothers. Focus slips away with each day Eilis is close, and James finds himself contemplating the thought of taking her to wife without knowing her true identity. But how dangerous would the end result be? And what will happen if Eilis’s husband-to-be comes looking for her only to find her in the arms of another man?

Genre: Historical Romance, Medieval

 

Accidental Highland Hero
by Terry Spear

Vintage Books
March 1, 2010
Available: March 31, 2010
ISBN #0981989667
EAN #9780981989662
262 pages
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Other Books by
Terry Spear

A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing
Dreaming of the Wolf
A Ghost of a Chance at Love
Heart of the Highland Wolf
Forbidden Love
Seducing the Huntress
Goddess in Training
The Siren's Lure
Wolf Fever
Seduced by the Wolf
Legend of the White Wolf
Deadly Liaisons
To Tempt the Wolf
Destiny of the Wolf
Deadly Liaisons
Heart of the Wolf


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