Thursday, October 24, 2013

Claimed by The Highland Warrior - Michelle Willingham

Bram MacKinloch has spent seven long, torturous years in captivity with only three things to keep him alive—pure brute strength, a thirst for revenge and the memory of his pretty wife's face.
Shock is only one of the emotions coursing through Nairna's body when she sees Bram again. His scars tell of suffering, the hunger in his eyes speak of a burning desire so raw it could consume them both. But a lot has changed since they so innocently wed….

I read a review about another book of the author and couldn't resist looking for it. Since I didn't find it I decided to grab this one. The premise seemed interesting as it mentioned a marriage in trouble and working on a relationship.

Considering that,and the fact that the hero was in prison for quite a few years and I expecting something more emotional. There's a lot of sex and that seemed to be the ultimate barrier for the hero due to his traumas but I was hoping that the reflections of his imprisonment  would be present in other aspects of his life too. He is obviously suffering from some kind of PTSD.

I had some problems relating to the main characters and it was the type of plot more than them that made me keep on reading. Nairna seemed a bit too good to be true in how she intinctively knew how to deal with Bram and he never questioned her on her past marriage. The fact that the author portrays the hero's brothers so compelling makes it obvious that this is the beginning of a series and, despite feeling that the themes approached here weren't as developed as they could be, I know I will be picking those other books up.

Grade: 3/5

PS. I really could do without the half naked highlander on the cover.


  1. Hello, welcome back from computer the

    This one seems something I'd pick a few years ago...but things like this I only tend to read now if I already have them. Still, by your words it looks it has some appeal...

  2. Thank you S. It's good to be back. :-)
    Yes, it did have some appeal. I have already read the next ones. It had been ages since I had read a Highlander story.
    Have you read any good books lately? I'll have to go an check your blog for recs. :-)


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