Kidnap in the Highlands!
The morn of her wedding, Arabella Cameron is filled with dread. But if marrying a man she doesn’t love will end the feud between the Cameron and Mackintosh clans, she will do her duty. That is until outlaw Brodie Mackintosh arrives in her bedchamber and steals her away to the mountains!
Brodie knows Arabella has every reason to hate him, but a forbidden kiss soon makes these sworn enemies question everything. And when Arabella’s intended reclaims her, Brodie must fight with all his strength to make her his once more!
This really is the oddest cover. This woman is supposed to be the most beautiful woman in Scotland, and the woman on the cover looks terrifying. And dead!
I read the second book in this series as a review book, and enjoyed it so much I knew I wanted to go back and read the first.
I’m thinking that while I really enjoyed both, I liked the second one just a bit more.
But that’s not to say Stolen by the Highlander isn’t an entertaining read. As I said about the other book, I’m not always a fan of Highland romances, but I find Terri Brisbin has a good voice and doesn’t rely too much on clichés or clichéd language.
Again, we are given no date or even century to place the story in, which I’m not sure I like, but once you get a more generic idea of “Scotland in the past” in your head, you just go with it.
I really enjoy an author who can create a beautiful heroine at the same time as making her smart – actually smart, not “romance novel feisty”. I like an author who treats her female characters with respect, and creates friendships between them.
One thing I had a problem with was that the mystery about the murder at the centre of the plot made the characters look daft. They should have figured it out from the start!
I like that these books are larger than life without being ridiculous. And while I know it’s a hook to keep you reading the series, I liked the way the book ended with a little setup for the next one.
It was nice to read something a bit escapist but also well-written, and I’m glad I found a Scottish historical author whose books I find fun.