Friday, August 21, 2015
BOOK REVIEW- THE HIGHLANDER'S WOMAN
BOOK REVIEW- THE HIGHLANDER'S WOMAN -Julian MacTavish’s honor made him guard a friend’s secret. But his lies to keep that vow make it difficult to prove his faithfulness as a husband. When a terrible inferno scars Patience’s body and mind, she becomes a recluse, widening the divide between them. But it’s her lack of trust, not her disfigurement, which sends Julian home alone to Scotland convinced he’s lost her forever.
Forgiveness in the face of death comes easily to Patience MacTavish, but the thought of being a burden to her husband does not. When a twist of fate takes Julian’s sight from him, Patience returns home hoping to make amends for not having faith in him. Pity is the last thing Julian wants from anyone, especially his wife, and it’s his turn to question her sincerity. Now, Patience must convince her husband that she’s come home for no other reason than love, even if it means arranging a highlander’s seduction. Reckless Rockwoods, #3 AMAZON
I liked this story. Julian and Patience fell in love deeply, quickly but without knowing each other all that long. Julian knew what he wanted and he pursued her relentlessly until she agreed to marry him. As you can tell from the book blurb, they didn't exactly get a HEA right after that marriage. Oh they did have some days of joy but tragedy swiftly struck. Julian is caught in some lies trying to his honor about keeping a friends' secret. It is a secret that comes back to bite him, literally. Before accidents that befell them, Patience had already gone through the stress of being introduced to her father-in-law who hated her She wasn't a full blooded Scot and she hadn't produced an heir yet either. He continually taunted her every chance he got. Someone else who taunted her there was her self elected rival, Una, a nasty piece of work who wanted everything Patience had. She wanted Julian and she wanted to be part of the high rank that came with him.. Una was also the choice of her father-in-law, so that made it even worse. Although I liked both of the main characters, there was a time or two when I wanted to clunk their heads together! In love, but pure stubbornness; so afraid to let the other really know. So afraid to get hurt again. I do love the spunk that showed when it came to being a Rockwood. It showed up a few different times and in one case it helped save her life. The saying in the Rockwood family was, that a Rockwood NEVER backed down from a challenge. Challenges were something that they thrived on. Good thing too; there were plenty of those.
An interesting introduction to "Forever Mine" was included at the back of this book.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.