Author: Suzanne Enoch
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 4.5 stars
Type: Novel in a Series
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Blurb: CAN A CLASH OF WILLS
When a mad lass in trousers shoots at him, Munro “Bear” MacLawry isn’t sure what impresses him more-the girl’s sure aim or her irresistibly tempting curves. Catriona MacColl has fled to the Highlands with her half-sister to escape an unwanted wedding, and wants no part of him, nor any man. But he can’t abandon the flame-haired, sharp-tongued wildcat now that he’s discovered her-not when she fits so perfectly in his arms…
LEAD TO A LOVE FOR ALL TIME?
Munro has more than earned his nickname-he’s a well-muscled, well-favored mountain of a man with an engaging bad-boy grin and a string of well-satisfied lasses behind him. Bringing Catriona food, blankets, candles, everything she needs to survive a winter in an abandoned abbey, Munro is an unexpected gift in her reckless bid for freedom-and an unexpected complication. Clan MacDonald has plans for her, and they don’t include her falling for a MacLawry. But this man makes her feel like a woman-and he may be her one chance to live a life about which she’s only dared dream…
Review: This was a historical romance that I absolutely adored. The writing was superb, the characters unique and sassy, and the environment funny, rich with character and truly part of the story.
Munro is tired of playing the buffoon for his family. Sure, they might be better known for their intelligence than for sleeping with all the girls like he is, but he’s not an imbecile either. However, they only seem to view him as the big, brawny one. When he finds two women hiding in the ruins of the abbey on the clan’s land, he’s enticed by the fiery redhead Cat. She’s able to do so many things that women usually can’t do, and it makes him even more determined to help her. He wants to take a load off of her delicate shoulders. Plus, he’s very attracted to her in her breeches!
Cat ran away from her clan because she didn’t want to marry the man she was being forced to. Her father had raised her like a son–he’d dressed her like a man, taught her to hunt and shoot and basically act like one. While he was alive, people had kept quiet. After his death, though, they’d made it plain to her how odd it was; she’d become the laughingstock of her entire clan. Betrothing her to the heir of another clan was meant as an insult–they were sure as soon as her intended saw her and her lack of femininity–war would be declared. Cat wanted nothing to do with that. First off, how insulting! She knew wearing pants and having no feminine skills was weird, but she couldn’t help it. Her dad had insisted and now she knew no other way. People laughing at her didn’t make her feel good; being used as an insult and to start a war? Really crappy.
Luckily, she got a letter from her half-sister in England right about that time. Elizabeth was being forced into a marriage too–and this gave Cat the opportunity she needed. She escaped from her clan’s holdings, ran to England, and kidnapped her sister. Now the two sisters were hiding out in the highlands of Scotland.
This story is lusty, funny and heartfelt. You’ll cheer for Cat as she tries to adapt to taking care of herself in this harsh environment. You’ll feel happy for Bear as he finds a woman that will finally match his temperament and keep him on his toes. This book is a great read and even if you don’t read historicals, it’s got enough for everyone to keep them interested. Plus, excellent sexy times! Read it!