To Wed a Highlander by Michele Sinclair
Why I read this: The first book which I reviewed here was one of my best reads of that year. I was excited and thrilled to get my hands on this next McTiernay brothers book.

To Wed a Highlander, focuses on the second McTiernay brother, Colin, who is forced to marry his brazen, impetuous sister-in-law, Makenna, in order to protect the clan of his beloved, gentle dead wife.

Pride and unfamiliar desire guides much of their initial interactions as each wrestle with unexpected and intense feelings for the other. Conor and Laurel (from The Highlander's Bride) come back in this story and add to the lively interplay plaguing the Dunstan keep as Colin and Makenna discover the joy of their hidden, unknown passions.


This has been one of those books where I dread the ending because I simply do not want the book to end. Colin is as wonderful as his brother was in the first book and Makenna is a heroine who I would love to be friends with in real life.

Colin is the typical alpha medieval highlander male who goes to great lengths to make sure his wife and clan are protected. He is big, strong and has a heart of gold.

The reason I like Makenna so much is because she started off as terrible 'lady of the keep'. She did not know how to manage the household duties of being Lairds. Growing up, she was always practicing her sword play and had no want or will to learn how to cook, clean, manage, etc. When she comes to realize how much her non-actions are effecting everyone withing the castle, she swallows her pride and asks for help.

One of the biggest conflicts in the story is that the clan does not like the new laird. Not because he is mean or uncaring, but because there is a clash of customs when it comes to highlanders VS lowlanders. The clan does not want A McTiernay to lead them, so they rebel against the new Laird.

Ah, but when when the clan is attacked who do you think they run to for help? To their Laird, of course.

My only complaint was the head hopping, however, the story was good enough to look over it most of the time. I wont pretend that it didn't bother me, though.

B+. A sweet love story mixed in with an interesting plot. It was a real treat to see Connor and Laurel come back in this story, and I look forward to the many more McTiernay brothers books to come.

7 comments

  1. nath // 12:43 PM  

    Okay, guess that means I really need to read it!! LOL :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it though!

    What do you mean by head hopping?

  2. Seneca // 12:51 PM  

    Yeah, read it :)since you like the first one you will like this one as well.

    One second we are in person A's head, then a few lines later, without a paragraph break, we are in person B's head. Then again back to Person A, then we are are in person C, etc. Most of the time there was no break to let us know that we were in someone elses POV.
    It can get confusing when you are in Person A's head and something is narrated that they can't possibly know or feel and then you find out that you are not even their head anymore because there was a POV switch that was not shown with a paragraph break.
    It can be annoying.

  3. Seneca // 12:52 PM  

    Wow. I almost confused myself reading that. You get what I was saying?

  4. nath // 12:06 PM  

    Yeah :) So head-hopping... cos for a second, I was head-chopping?!? LOL

  5. Kate Diamond // 1:42 PM  

    Bummer! They don't have ANYTHING by this author at my library. I'm going to look for her at the book store...

  6. Seneca // 10:17 AM  

    Hi Kate :)
    The author only has the two books, so far. To Wed a Highlander and The Highlanders Bride.
    Good luck finding them!
    This is a great new author, I can't believe she isn't more known in the romance community. She should be.

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