Thursday, July 28, 2016


Loki (The Highland Clan Book 1) by [Montclair, Keira]
Loki Grant’s first memories are of living in a crate behind an inn in Ayr, struggling to survive. Clan Grant saved him from his lonely existence and took him in as one of their own. But though the Highlands have become his home and he loves his adopted parents, Brodie and Celestina, Loki feels lost. Part of him is still that scrappy wee lad who relied on his wits to survive the streets, and he is not sure he belongs. The feistiest and most beautiful lass in the clan, Arabella, steals his heart, but when her father resists the match because Loki is not of clan blood, Loki decides to confront his past. He wishes to satisfy Bella’s father by discovering his parentage, but he also hopes his quest will help him understand his purpose. 

As far as Arabella is concerned, Loki Grant is the wiliest, brawest, and most handsome warrior in existence. She is determined to have him as her husband regardless of what her father thinks. So when Loki’s search for his sire leads him into trouble, she rushes headlong after him. 

Together, Loki and Arabella must discover the dark secrets of Loki’s origins, for only by confronting the past can they hope for a bright future together.  AMAZON

A good story with totally likeable main characters.  Loki and Arabellea met young and Arabella knew what she wanted right away.  She verbally claimed him at that first meeting and she got his attention as well.  Too bad that they had to go through so much in order for him to see that he had true value, all on his own.  Of course, without that challenge it sure would have shortened the story a lot.  The need to know his past, know who his "real" parents were and prove his worth was a driving part of the story.  Also, the other people in the book added much and you could almost feel the love that most of his clan had for him.  The loudest haters, just kept making him feel the "outsider" that they called him.  Arabella's father was one of the loudest voices and he was willfully blind to the truth.  Loki had such a loving family who had adopted him.  They did everything they could to help him feel a part of them but it was also something he had to work out as well.  Arabella, who Loki called "Bella" often went the extra mile for her man, often taking risks to help him.  Keep an eye on a small young boy named Kenzie, he has a part to play in the story too. 
Ah, and the villain?  He was really a black one.  There are surprises and twists and turns in the story which I like.  
Who really is Loki's birth father and mother?  There are some twists and turns on that question too.  You will just have to read the story to find out.
This story does have the HEA ending with a quick peek into another story, " Torrian (The Highland Clan Book 2)

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