Kate Campbell is fighting for her life. The only home Kate has ever known in southern Scotland, Glen Orchy, is attacked by raiders. As she tires from fighting the McColls, Callum MacGregor comes to her rescue and saves her life. The problem is Callum and Kate's families have been enemies for many generations. Callum kidnaps Kate to flush out her cowardly uncle, Duncan Campbell. He takes her back with him to his home in remote northern Scotland.
Both Callum and Kate are likeable characters. Callum is very tortured and brooding, yet he is kind and caring. Kate is feisty, yet sweet and innocent too. There is quite a long list of secondary characters; all of which I liked as well. But for me, something was missing. Even though I liked the characters well enough, my emotions weren't engaged on a deep enough level to care what happened to them.
Another thing not going for this book is the tragedy surrounding both families. Each family has caused the other insurmountable suffering. To me, this over shadowed the love story. The âhappy ever afterâ seems hopeless and unbelievable. There is a âhappy ever after,â but I wish certain issues would have been explained more clearly. I just couldn't get into this story. I think people who like Julie Garwood's characters would probably like this book. For some reason, I was just not able to connect with this story.
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I loved this book. It's my first Paula Quinn. The reason it's not your cookie cutter star crossed lovers is that even though they are enemies, he continues to (try to) hate her and she understands his hate for her family. She fights so hard to get him to like her. There is some good humor in here too!
It was written with a scottish burr, and took me an extra day to read because of it, but I truly enjoyed the journey, characters and then the way they finally come together. I look forward to reading more of PQ.
This story is about Robert MacGregor, the Devil, a ruthless warrior and leader of the MacGregor clan. I love highlander stories and I actually read Ravished by a Highlander which is about the Devil's son Rob and the 1st book the the Children of the Mist series. The Devil was mentioned several times as well as other characters so I back tracked and read the 2 books of the MacGregors. This was a good highlander series and I enjoyed all the books from both MacGregors and Children of the Mist.