Saturday, May 14, 2011

Review: Highland Destiny

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit, a big part of me didn't want to read this book.  I "met" Laura Hunsaker on Goodreads, having no idea she was an author.  We're in some of the same groups; we chat about what we're reading.  Then I won a contest where her book was the prize.  I was intrigued, but a little worried.  I mean, what if it sucks?  I put all my reviews on Goodreads. How do you tell someone who you like, that their book isn't good? Thankfully, I knew this wasn't going to be a problem, just a few pages into my read.

Our story focuses on Mackenzie, a modern-day American who is visiting Scotland with her friend.  She is approached by two wizards who whisk her back into the 1800s.  They say she is fated to marry a Scotsman named Campbell and to stop a war between two warring clans.  But before she can make it to her intended, she is kidnapped by Campbell's enemy, Connor.  Sparks fly instantly.   Connor struggles to look at Mackenzie simply as a tool in his arsenal against Campbell.  But he can't fight the urge to kiss her. Over time, those urges get stronger; their relationship grows more physical.

Mackenzie isn't sure how much of her reality she should share with Connor, as she begins to fall for him.  And she is beginning to realize that the strange dreams she's had all of her life have been preparing her for this trip back in time.  As the details slowly reveal themselves, the picture becomes clearer as to what her true destiny must be.

I really, truly enjoyed this book.  Mackenzie is a virginal heroine, but she is feisty and bold.  She deals with her trying circumstances with bravery and smarts.  Conner is, in a word, hot.  It's easy to see how he makes her melt. Their love scenes are great; and so is their romance.  Granted, we're not breaking new ground with a time-traveling Highlander story.  But this genre is popular for a reason. Because when the book works, the result is playful, entertaining, and sexy.  This book works. 4 1/2 stars.

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At Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10:18:00 AM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Great review. I love my girl Laura!!


At Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11:52:00 AM CDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the review! And I lurve my Hussy!

At Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 7:12:00 PM CDT , Blogger Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Great review :) Thanks for the introduction. I had never heard of this book or this author.

At Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 8:32:00 PM CDT , Blogger Highland Hussy said...

Wow, what a great review :D <--- me grinning like a loon since I can't stop smiling since reading this

At Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 8:54:00 PM CDT , Blogger Bellamay said...

awesome review and your newest follower :)


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