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A SOLID MARITAL FOUNDATION THROUGH INTIMACY solid marital foundation through intimacy time together and physical honesty Tomboyish athletic Makenna is worried that she cannot be like her beautiful serene sister Colin s first wife who dies from poor health and large passionate Colin is afraid to love and lose again These characters have flashes of insight about each other but this insecurity about love threads through the entire book At first it was not clear why these walls existed but as the story progressed I m giving this two stars because I know that some people like really cheesy romance I love romance but the cliche lines in this one were just too much for me I wanted to gag Here s the one that made me laugh and cringe Her mouth finally free Makenna asked Colin what s happening I don t know what s wrong with me My body feels to be on fire and et I crave Snort Please The dude was also married to her sister first That may be another huge no no for me No boinking of our sibling s husband Gross I don t even have a sister and I know that one I hate to give bad reviews and I hate giving low ratings I usually I hate to give bad reviews and I hate giving low ratings I usually to find something I like So I will say this Ms Sinclair seems to at least be knowledgeable about the time period The setting and customs of the people in the story are realistic other than the romantic side of it This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceTo Wed A Highlander is the second book in the McTiernay s series which is a series on a family of seven brothers all highlanders and these are their stories So in this story we have an arranged marriage trope which is AWESOME in a highlander romance because boy these two do NOT like each other at allSo our tale begins when a dying l To Wed a Highlander was my second read by Michele Sinclair This historical reminded me of a Harleuin historical but with added length and oomph There s good guys and bad guys and relationship problems light drama and really hot sexMakenna is the wild child of the four daughters of the Dunstan Laird She s also her father s favorite so when her father asks her to marry her dead sister s husband she s outraged Colin is
OVERBEARING AND ARROGANTAND HE LOVED HER and arrogantand he loved her dead sister Deirdre who was the opposite of everything Makenna is Can she really give up all chance at love for the sake of her clanColin doesn t give his promises easily and he won t break them once he does Of course when he promised to marry Makenna at Deirdre s deathbed he never really thought he d actually have to do it Makenna is wild and undisciplined interested in weapons and fightinghow can she ever make a proper Laird s wife Colin just can t decide what to dountil he kisses her Now he s fighting another battle this one to keep from caring too muchTwo strong willed characters who must learn to compromise and lean on each other I loved it Reading about the two of them with their fiery tempers and passion kept me warm on a cold winter s day I really loved this story It started off that the HH could not stand each other While the story moved along and they realized how very right they were together I could really feel the love building I loved the way they stood up for each other against all odd s The love scenes were very well done and plenty of heat through out the book After finishing this book there is only one thing for me to do and that is continue on with the next book in this series Desiring The HighlanderPS thank ou Kris for recommending this series to me. Determined to save the lowlanders from their enemies even if that means marrying the willful and impetuous Makenna Taming this fierce tigress will be a challenge that Colin is confident he can meet by seducing Makenna and tantalizing her with a passion that will only leave her begging for.
FREE DOWNLOAD To Wed a HighlanderThis was so much better than I thought it was going to be Good book I liked the characters of Colin and Makenna as a couple But maybe I ve read too many Highlander romances and the some of the plots are just sounding the same Highland couple gets married one or both of them don t really want to marry the other the heroine happens to enjoy things that a man would normally do sword fighting riding horses etcher husband initially forbids it the clan doesn t think she will able to be a good lady of the keep the heroine rolls her sleeves up and tries to fix the place up and get people to like her which always seems to happen when her husband is away for a while There always happens to be a laird of a rival clan who is maniacally evil who will always catch the heroine but she will always be saved by the Hero or by the fact that she actually knows how to use a sword does this sound familiar That said it was still a heart warming read and I know I will still be addicted to the Highlander romance genre for the foreseeable future repetitive predictable plots or not Just too much darn fun to read This is one of my go to books when I m in a certain mood I don t know how to describe the mood but this is the book for it I first read it early in my historical romance reading career and it has all the elements I look for in a good romance1 An interesting intelligent heroine who is stubborn enough to
maintain her sense of self but not so stubborn as to border or become petulant or stupid2 A hero with strengthher sense of self but not so stubborn as to border or become petulant or stupid2 A hero with strength body and sensitivity Colin is wary of loving Makenna because he fears losing those he loves but he uickly overcomes his fear and jumps in Very realistic3 Realistic I prefer a story in which the odds being overcome are realistic and not artificially contrived4 I want to feel the emotions being written If the heroine or hero realizes they are in love I want to realize it also5 Action I like a story that keeps movingThere A Bush Calendar you have it A five star historical Scottish romance According to me08162016 Good Comfort ReadAugust 2018 Mood over LOVE OR LUSTLaird Alexander Dunstan is dying and he needs a strong Highland Warrior to wed hisoungest daughter Makenna Colin McTiernay was married 2yrs before to Laird Alexanders other daughter and McKenna older sister Deirdre She died from a weak constitution 9 months past Laird Alexanders Klan is a weak one and Colin has been training them to be great warriors for the past 2yrs He wants Colin to become Laird when he dies so he marries the ounger daughter MaKenna to Colin Herein lies the problem with the story Colin loves his first wife Deirdre the deceased wife is the elephant in the room and she is mentioned way to much The relationship with MacKenna and Colin is compared to much with the relationship with Colin and Deirdre The author does a pretty good job of developing a
relationship between Colin and MaKenna and the sex is Hot but theirs always that nagging 3rd personbetween Colin and MaKenna and the sex is Hot but theirs always that nagging 3rd person there relationship slightly keeping them apart They do get their HEA and story moves fast and kept me entertained Michele Sinclair has all the makings for a 5 star author it she learns to apply what appeals and doesn t appeal to most HR readers or any romance readers Don t bring up the ex and compare with the current partner To Wed a Highlander by Michele SinclairThis was a very different book at least to me The premise is that these two people need to marry to save a Lowland clan This is a common premise that of the forced marriage. An Arranged MarriageMakenna Dunstan has never needed a man's protection before But when her father's failing health places the safety of the clan in her hands she has no choice but to marry Colin McTiernay Fearing the emotions Colin awakens within her she finds herself succumbing too easi. At least on one person s part what is uncommon to me is the male protagonist was married to the female protagonist s sister before she died Colin loved her very much And it wasn t something that he kept uietly to himself WE did hear a lot about his late wife but ou will soon see that these reminiscences are germane to the storyMakenna is not the normal type of woman of her times She doesn t know how to be a lady or to run a castle She rides she spars and she fights She happens to do all of that better than some soldiers She is taking a lot of opposition from many of her clan members for marrying someone who is not one of them and these dissenters are showing their displeasure Of course she had also sort of promised sort of herself to a neighboring laird who is uite evil Colin is taking his role as the new Laird of the Dunstan clan uite seriously He feels passion for his new wife but not much else Soon he has to defend himself to his new clan he has to investigate just who is doing many cruel things to his people and he needs to ignite the passion that he knows is within his new wifeSoon Colin and Makenna are both trying to please each other and to learn compromise as they battle the enemies both without and within their castles walls This is another relationship driven story but out of all of the books I ve read by this author it is the first one that has action throughout the whole story There is a very interesting and action packed conclusion to this book This is a steamy and interesting read I have found that the author is uite good at keeping things from us and she waits until the proper time in the story to have the greatest impact on the reader What some may be considering being dues ex machine tactics is simple clever plotting on the author s part I love these books and am hoping that the author will keep writing from this time period I will begin by saying that this book has many flaws however because of my vast enjoyment and inability to put the book down I am still choosing to give it 5 stars I m still thinking about Makenna and Colin and can t wait to revisit them in other booksThe story opens with Makenna Dunstan and Colin McTiernay entering an arranged marriage in order to save the Dunstan clan and make Colin an outsider from the Highlands laird of the lowland Dunstan clan Both are resistant to the marriage but on the night before the wedding they unwittingly discover an incendiary attraction to the other After the wedding neither looked back and I LOVED this Some authors make the characters rebel against this situation and draw out the unnecessary angst but Sinclair spared me that for which I am grateful Now let me warn 50 Years of Silence you there is some cheesiness here especially at the beginning What I mean by cheesiness is the grand passion trope that is found mostly in older novels Makenna and Colin have been supposedly at odds with each other for twoears but then because of one kiss suddenly understand each other s deepest desires and trust each other The sex scenes also start early in this book there had to be 6 7 of them at first I was rolling my eyes at the drama and corny lines but they got after the first
ONE AND DESPITE THEIR FREUENCY THEYand despite freuency they t detract from my enjoyment of the story In fact I think Sinclair put them in there on purpose Makenna and Colin both have deep insecurities but from the beginning their attraction to each other prevents them from holding anything back Despite the over the top beginning I Ly to his lingering kisses and warm caresses Yet she wonders if she can truly trust this highlander who is uickly stealing her heart Ignites An Insatiable Desire A highlander from birth Colin McTiernay knows the Dunstan clan dislikes him especially the laird's oungest daughter But he is. .