Taming the Highlander (Scottish Relic #2)

img_5985Author: May McGoldrick

Publisher: St Martin’s Press

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series 

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Blurb: This new historical romance from May McGoldrick pits one spirited lass against her biggest challenge yet: a Highland lord who has no desire to lose his heart.

Innes Munro has the ability to “read” a person’s past simply by touching them or something that belongs to them, but her gift comes with a price. When her normally quiet life is upset by a dark force intent on stealing her gift and her life, Innes is spirited away to the place where her family believes she will be safe. But the desolate castle of Conall Sinclair holds terrors of its own, for the master is a scarred and bitter warrior who has seen too much of war and cruelty. Isolating himself from his clan and the rest of the world in a secluded holding on the coast of Fife, Sinclair is reluctant to let the spirited Innes close to him, but as his feelings for her grow, the dangers that pursue her will force the two of them to forge a bond that will save them both.


Review: The two leading characters in this story have a lot in common. They’re both independent and stubborn and cause their families a lot of bother. They’ve both decided their issues have rendered them unable to have a happy marriage and a family and no one is able to convince them otherwise. What can happen with two such intractable characters?

Let them meet the brick walls in each other.

Conall Sinclair returned home from war a broken man. He’s lost an arm but gained plenty of scars, especially in his mind. He’s cursed with mental anguish and physical pain along with a generous helping of survivors guilt. He’s intrigued by his new relative by marriage. His brother Bryce had married Ailein Munro. Her sister Innes was staying at her sisters behest so she could settle into her new home with the comfort of family.

Innes has a secret though, and she’s pretty sure that Conall won’t appreciate it. When he finds out that she can envision his past and read his feelings by touching him, it might make him feel betrayed–he doesn’t want anyone to see what’s going on in his head out to feel the anguish and pain he felt in his year of captivity.

As they become closer and closer, so does the menace that’s tracking Innes gift. Someone is searching for the relic that gave Innes her gift–a relic that’s been passed down through the years. What the evil Englishman wants with her relic? No one knows. But Innes will have to die to pass the gift on.

Who can protect her?

Great historical romance with a wonderful Scottish backdrop. I like the paranormal aspect and can’t wait to read the final book in this trilogy. Thanks

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