Blog Tour / Giveaway: Ravished by a Highlander by P. Quinn


Title: Ravished by a Highlander
Author: Paula Quinn
Published: May 1, 2010 by Forever
ISBN-10: 0446552380 |ISBN-13: 9780446552387
Pages: 337 pgs, Mass Market Paperback

Reason for reading: Participating in Blog Tour/Giveaway courtesy of Hatchette Book Group.

Synopsis:
FORBIDDEN LOVE
Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she's been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown's most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal--and a bold rescue--land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.

UNDENIABLE DESIRE
As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he's not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire...and desperate for more. With Davina's secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can't live without.

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Isalys's Review:
Ravished by a Highlander is a tale about forbidden love between two unlikely people. Caught in the web that is English politics in the middle ages, a secret can destroy the lives of both in a way that neither are prepared for.

Robert MacGregor is a fierce highlander, through and through. As heir to his clan, he has taken his training and responsibilities very seriously. On a journey to England to support the new king, they come across an abbey under siege. At the urgent request of a fallen English soldier, he runs into the abbey to save the woman trapped inside by fire. He's a very noble man so he vows to see her to safety.

Davina Montgomery is a mystery woman. She's striking, kind and fun-loving. She was raised in a convent, but she's no nun. She is a closely guarded secret of the English crown and her fate was decided long ago. When her identity has been revealed to the enemy and she's about to perish, she's rescued by a gruff Scotsman. She instantly finds solace with this group of Scottish men, but never has she felt safer than in Rob's arms.

This is one of those books that I would read late into the night, then the next morning at the stop lights on my way to work and during lunch. It was filled with mystery, political intrigue, romance, passion, and drama. It was entertaining to read about these two falling in love. They were so opposite of each other. Davina was a slave to her identity and title, but she found happiness in the simplest of things and had a zest for life. Rob accepted his role in the clan, but was weighted down by it...he was brooding & stewing most of the time.

Once he realized that he had fallen hopelessly in love with Davina, he was willing to give up everything and even go so far as to jeopardize the safety of his clan to be with her. It seems a bit extreme but it was really touching! She was equally reckless with her heart by reciprocating the love, but risked losing her own heart and her freedom in doing so.

I can genuinely say that I felt every emotion in this book. There were actually a few scenes where I felt my heart break just a little and fought back the tears. Any book that makes that kind of emotional connection with you is definitely worth the read!

In addition, Paula Quinn gave us a very sexy gang of Scottish highlanders to dream about. Each character was unique and equally likable. She also set the stage for the sequel about one of Rob's brothers and his love interest from an enemy clan.

This was my first of Paula's novels but certainly not my last!

RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
HEAT LEVEL: 3 (Sensual)

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Giveaway
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{5 Copies available}

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19 comments:

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