MACLEAN’S Passion (Highland Romance) by Sharon Cullen
Colin MacLean has always felt like a black sheep—especially after his brothers are slain before his eyes in the Battle of Culloden. A smuggler by trade, Colin makes for an embarrassing chieftain. He can’t even save his friends from their British pursuers without getting himself captured. But before he is martyred by the hangman’s noose, Colin escapes with his cellmate, a brave lad he’s come to admire. It’s only in the depths of the Highlands that Colin discovers the lad is a lass—and a bonnie one at that.
Raised by her older brothers, Maggie Sinclair can drink a pint in no time flat and wield a dagger with the best of ’em. Still, men have always excluded her and women have always shunned her. Colin makes her feel different. His wild spirit and rugged good looks have Maggie reconsidering her less than ladylike ways. For the first time, she’s tempted to put on a gown, just to see how Colin would react. She can only imagine what might happen next: a kiss . . . a touch . . . and perhaps enough sultry heat to melt a cold Highland night.
My Review: 5 Stars
So, I have an unlimited amount of love for historical romances, especially with brooding, heroic highlanders wearing kilts and gorgeous smiles.I just want to thank Sharon Cullen for delivering a most perfect tale of the love, bravery, passion and turmoil. Colin MacLean and Maggie Sinclair aren’t the typical hero and damsel pair. Colin saves Maggie just as much as Maggie saves Colin, and that is what makes this book so special.
Colin has plenty moments of self-doubt and shows some weakness, whereas Maggie stays strong for the both of them. Colin accepts her for who she is, despite that sometimes he’d rather she listen to him more often, especially during the difficult time. Maggie refuses to be what everyone expects her to be and refuses to behave in the proper way.In the end, her stubbornness and Colin’s perseverance pays off.
I adored reading this book! It has become one of my favorites and now I have to backtrack and read the first in the series, though it isn’t necessary. I can’t wait until book three come out and we all find out the secrets of Laird Campbell! I recommend this book to all romance lovers!
***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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