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The Chief ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Chief By Monica McCarty ➩ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk An elite fighting force unlike the world has ever seenScouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his uest to free Scotland f An elite fighting force unlike the world has ever seenScouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his uest to free Scotland from English rule They are the best of the best chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare And to lead his secret Highland Guard Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without eual Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland’s war against the English Dedicated to his clan the fiercely independent chief answers to no one—especially not to his alluring new bride bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor’s bed may have won his hand but she will never claim his heartAlthough her husband’s reputation is as fierce as his manner Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell But the only warmth she feels is in their bed in glorious moments of white hot desire that disappear with the dawn When Christina’s reckless bid to win her husband’s love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war Tor will face his ultimate battle to save his wife and to open his heart—before it’s too late.


10 thoughts on “The Chief

  1. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    Together they were a force to be reckoned with He felt like he was standing on the edge of something momentous As if history were about to be made The dawn of a new age of warrior harkened—the dawn of the Highlander Dunvegan Castle Well I've found another author I will certainly adore And one fantastic Highlander series I'm in heaven One warrior Highlander Chief enough to make you swoon An elite warrior Highlander army heart palpitations Beware The backgroundI just have to say I LOVE the fact that this is historically based Reading about Willian Wallace Robert Bruce and all those characters from Braveheart yes I'm a Mel Gibson fan P the locations are real and I have googled it all and it was so freaking beautiful I want to move to Scotland The picture above Dunvegan Castle is where this story is placed that's Tor's castle and it is on the Isle of Skye picture below Simply beautiful The storyAfter William Wallace's death Robert Bruce decides to form an army The best warriors Scotland has to give to fight united and free Scotland from the English rule The fiercest warrior is chosen to lead them Tor MacLeod The only problem is he does not wish the part Christina is from a noble family but one against King Edward and whose father decides to use her as pawn to secure Tor's leadership of the Elite warriors Found together in bed Tor and Christina are to be married and he takes his new bride home to Dunvegan Castle Along with training the recruits who can't stand each other Tor has to make room in his life for his new bride which he is reluctant to do She tries to win his affection and love Will she succeed? DUH The Isle of Skye ChristinaShe's a real romantic dreaming of Lancelot a knight in shining armour coming to her rescue all dazzling and stuff XD When she first saw Tor he was beating the sht out of another warrior and it was brutal and fierce Her cry to stop was the only thing that prevented Tor to kill the other man Even though he doesn't fit the knight description she's still entranced by him his strenght his muscles well she has eyes right his steely blue eyes and golden hair He should really be sculpted and from what I read his manhood should be molded and sold to sex shops Anyway she can't help but feel hope that her warrior cares for her or that he will grow to love her Love the way she didn't give up on him and the last thing she did I approve Not the actuall thing she did but that it made Tor to grovel eheheheheheheh Torswoon gushing swoon giggle want to lick want to kick swoon again want to hug sueallllllI think that covers my reactions to him He's the uber alpha warrior can't get any better than that A Chief to his clan he's the best warrior in Scotland and damn but he's pretty too Golden hair? swoon Strength and muscles all over swOOOOn He's been the head of the clan from the age of 10 and isn't ruled by emotions Having seen his family killed he's sworn to himself that he wouldn't let anyone close to trust or to love Christina tests that constantly He can't help but feel for her and doesn't like it one bit It was kind of cute seeing him all flustered around her when he did something that would betray his emotions and uickly try to hide it XD Although he was really thick sometimes I mean mentally although the other way as well XD He didn't trust her enough to tell her about the warriors he was training and damn but I wanted to kick his ass for it Still he redeemed himself nicely heheheh Just loved the ending even though it may have been a little too sweet but what the hell they deserved it And now? I have read about all those other men who'll have their own books My brain is I want to read them NOW Gah Me love Highlanders so much


  2. Shawna Shawna says:

    5 stars – Historical RomanceWOW I loved this What an awesome start to an enthralling new highlander historical romance series about an elite fighting guard of warriors handpicked by Robert the Bruce to partake in a secret mission to free Scotland from English tyranny by overtaking the throne from King Edward’s ruleRobert the Bruce’s elite force the Highland Guard is made up of the best of the best warriors from the Highlands and Western Isles selected for their exceptional skills and tactics of warfare and to lead this band of brave fighters he calls on the fiercest swordsman and most respected feared warrior in all the Highlands Chief Tormod MacLeod of Skye Tor MacLeod has spent the last 20 years rebuilding and fortifying his clan and he has no plan to take part in politics or be drawn into Scotland’s war The brutalities of his past have hardened the fierce proud warrior and respected leader and his devotion is given solely to the welfare of his clan He has no place in his heart for a woman even one as tempting and alluring as his sweet innocent brideChristina Fraser is bartered to Tor as part of a political alliance and contracted agreement to train Bruce’s team of superior deadly warriors She’s initially frightened by his seemingly barbarian ways but uickly comes to respect him and yearns to be his wife in every way But Tor is unaccustomed to sharing himself with anyone or having to worry about a woman’s delicate feelings He’ll give her unbridled passion in bed unlike she’s ever dreamed but outside their bedroom he keeps his emotions tightly controlled and his heart closed off Christina is certain Tor harbors a softer warmer nature underneath his stony fierce demeanor and she’s determined to win her husband’s affection But when her well meaning but reckless plan to earn his love results in treachery and thrusts them into war Tor will risk everything to save her from danger but can the stoic independent warrior finally concede his heart before it’s too late?I love the movie “Braveheart” and this takes place between William Wallace’s torture and execution and Robert the Bruce being crowned King of Scots It’s a fascinating riveting combination of steamy highlander romance and military suspense The description on Monica McCarty’s website says it best “What’s sexier than a man in a kilt? How about Special Ops in kilts The series will marry her love for strapping sexy Highland warriors with her other love for navy SEALs and black ops Think Suzanne Brockmann meets Braveheart”Tor is a sexy hardened tortured alpha hero struggling to deal with feelings stirred by his young wife that are totally foreign to him and Christina is such a sweet endearing heroine longing for her husband’s trust and affection that it’s just impossible not to love them both Their relationship and romance is tentative touching intensely passionate and so achingly tender and sad at times that it brought tears to my eyes and the love scenes are blistering HOT I simply couldn’t put it down and I didn’t want it to end I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in the series The Hawk A Highland Guard Novel that’s scheduled for release on August 31 2010


  3. Misfit Misfit says:

    Basic set up Robert the Bruce needs an elite guard of highlanders who don't fight by the knightly code of honor who can go in and do the dirty work that the true knights won't do and send the awful English King Edward back south of the border where he belongs They want Tor MacLeod to train and lead the elite force but he's not interested so devious means are contrived and Christina Fraser is the bait Christina is happiest spending her time reading romance novels I loved how it was the priest who gave her the romance novel and dreaming of Lancelot kissing his ueen and she's none too thrilled when her mean nasty awful father sneaks her into Tor's bed in order to compromise him into marriage How the marriage will force Tor to join the forces is a bit beyond the grasp of my feeble brain but that's how I understood it I didn't have high hopes going into this one but still I didn't expect such silliness either and I'm not talking about the main plot of a medieval special ops force rolls eyes What got me and why I gave up around page 100 was I was getting sick and tired of Christina making goo goo eyes at Tor like he's her dream come true as well as lusting after his manly build really was there nothing else going on in that pea brain of hers? Top that off with Tor's well builtermahemyou know what always raising at the merest glance at the beauteous Christina I kid you not it happened at least once on every page and eyeing her bountiful breasts was enough to send the book flying across the room around page 100 Get it from the library if you must and then buy it if you love it


  4. Lisa Kay Lisa Kay says:

    Beautiful pictures of Isle of SkyeI think the there is something about the lighting in that part of the world★★★½☆ This is a review of the audiobook Hmmm I don’t know about this one Several of the people I did a “buddy read” with in the GoodReads Western and Medieval Romance Lovers Group LOVED this highland romance with several 5★; however they read it while I listened I certainly had to get used to Robert McNab’s narration He did great job on the men Nevertheless since he has a deep baritone he made Christine’s voice a falsetto; this made her sound even younger and immature than she probably was in the book Though the age difference between the heroheroine is greater than a decade; also Tor the hero has been married before and has children well on their way to adulthood She has been uite sheltered In addition the love scenes are pretty explicit the Hh get a little playful too; I’ve found not just any male can read those scenes to meThere were things I LOVED view spoilerbut not as much as this author’s MacLeods of Skye Trilogy hide spoiler


  5. Kristen Kristen says:

    4 stars The Chief is a well written and informative book that in many ways felt like an historical fiction the uality of the author's research is very apparent than a romance novel However when the hero and heroine were together they certainly steamed up the pages Their love story was captivating heartwarming and at times heartbreaking Their much deserved HEA warmed my heart I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it


  6. Ashley the Magnificent™ Ashley the Magnificent™ says:

    The Chief features a codependent heroine and a fierce distant hero They very rarely converse It is actually 2 books in one The first takes place from about pages 1 300 Let's call this story What Tor's Balls are Doing The second takes place from pages 300 end We'll call this one Actual Interesting Plot What Tor's Balls are Doing aka pages 1 300 was not my favorite part of the book but the nudity kept me goin' The chick here Xtina goes from strong female to lovey man worshiping puppy dog in the span of a page constantly craving scraps of Tor's appreciation How romantic And speaking of Tor that dude has the most responsive balls in Scotland Not a page goes by where you aren't informed as to the state of his genitals They seem to serve as a sexual divining rod alerting the reader that naked boobies are on the next page Actual Interesting Plot kicks in around page 300 Xtina gets smarter and useful and you get to see all that filler err I mean TRAINING put to use Tor's balls are no longer providing the narrative but you hardly miss them because there's stuff going on I was sad when the story ended here because I had finally stopped hating itWill probably read the next in the series eventually For now I can't help but feel Tor's junk is pointing me in a different direction


  7. ♡Karlyn P♡ ♡Karlyn P♡ says:

    Smoking hot Highlander historical reminds me of the best of Julie Garwood but with heat I really loved this one It begins a new series and I think it will be reuired reading for this series too as it really sets up the premise of a highly trained group of warriors fighting to free Scotland from King Edward and give Robert the Bruce his kingdome Wonderful and fasinating as it wove real history into the story My only niggle with this book is that the dialog seamed a bit contemporary between heroheroine in a few places towards the end but otherwise I can only say good things about this one Enjoy


  8. Georgia ♥ Georgia ♥ says:

    WOW Monica McCarty you earned a follower for lifeThis book managed to push all my buttons I'm a sucker for a Highlander There I admit itSet in the magnificent Isle of Skye off the West Coast of Scotland Try resisting thisin the year of our Lord 1305 Edward Plantagenet has crushed the Scottish resistance William Wallace has suffered a traitor's death and Scotland Highlands and for the first time in their history the Isles are under the rule of the English Crown The land is savaged people are scattered and the numerous blood feuds make the idea of a united front against the English seem impossibleRough times reuire a leader Robert Bruce decides that his time has come to unite the people and fight for the Scottish Crown Chivalry and knights are not what this war need so he handpicks 11 warriors to form a unit trained in stealthThe blend of historic events actual persons and fiction is what makes this book hard to resist You don't know where history ends and fantasy begins and you are intrigued and hooked and dreading the impossible task aheadThe trainer of this unusual elite guard is Tormod Macleod Fierce and proud battle hardened and strong the magnificent Lord of Castle Dunegal is a force to be reckoned with Reluctant to join in a war against the english and afraid of his clan's future he is drawn in this war through treachery and almost blackmailed in marriage with Christina FraserChristina has suffered abuse in her father's hands whose hatred for the english is legendary To save her frail sister from marriage she agrees with her father to trick Tor into marrying her She is a romantic opinionated learned woman who wants love and companionship But can a warrior give her what she wants?The story that unfolds is hard to put down exciting and leaves you craving for I can't wait to find out of the mismatched band of warriors who managed to to worm into my heart and to read all their storiesTEAM HIGHLANDERS and ISLANDERS


  9. Laura Laura says:

    Wow what an amazing first book This is book one in the Highland Guard series and I was than impressed Sometimes an author comes along who puts so much history into a novel that it is like reading a textbook Monica McCarty is NOT one of those in fact the history of William Wallace and the time of the Bruce was inserted so seamlessly that it hardly felt like I was reading history It was part of the story and part of Christina and Tor's romanceChristina's father is a noble who hates King Edwardand his 3 year imprisonment has left him bitter When the rumors start of the Bruce wanting to oust King Edward her father is forefront with wanting in Christina and her sister Beatrix are to be used as a bargaining tool for the Highland Chief Tor MacLeod Basically whichever of the girls appeals to him he can have as a bride Too bad he doesn't careTor has his own problems His twin brother abducted a girl to be his bride and they ran off A love match The problem? Tor's clan and his brother's bride's clan don't get along Meanwhile he wants to stay neutral in the EdwardBruce conflict But he is the best at training soldiers and the Bruce wants Tor to train an elite guard about 10 men who are the best at what they do tracking hunting swords fighting etc and to teach these men to put their differences aside in order to work together Ms McCarty has dubbed it Special Ops in kilts So so true Imagine Navy seals made from the fiercest Highland Warriors Oh and an English knight Christina's father has a plan to make Tor agree Once seeing the ethereal beauty of Beatrix or the sultry curvy Christina Tor should be eating out of his hand right? Nope So Christina's father says he will put Beatrix a beauty but better suited for the convent than the marriage bed in bed with the MacLeod chief and hope that he can find them together thus forcing the marriage Christina agrees to do it to save her sister Meanwhile Tor wakes to find a voluptuous wench in his bed and thanking his host for his hospitality endeavors to put Christina out of his mind Oops He takes her in the dark from behind and realizes his mistake as her father barges in with witnesses Christina realizes 2 things 1 her father meant for that to happen and 2 Tor has no desire to marry ChristinaTor is convinced to both marry Christina and train the elite soldiers but he is not happy about itChristina wants nothing than a home and a man to love Her romantic ideals cause her to believe Tor is that man Tor however does his utmost to dash her illusions And yet he finds himself wanting to please her and he can't keep her from his mindAt one point Christina is used by a spy among the MacLeod people to flush Tor out She endangers the whole mission by running the missive to Tor but she also lead the spies right to him Tor tells her in no uncertain terms that she is to stay out of his life and to stay away from anything that does not directly relate to her duties as lady of the keep Her heart broken Christina runs from him Unfortunately she is captured by the English and used as a ransom But she never was one to keep idle; thinking only of escape Christina does a fairly good job of escaping until tor and his Special Ops team shows and takes out close to 100 men And it's believable Monica McCarty does an amazing job of weaving history and romance plus the added bonus of hunky Highland warriors throughout this book and I for one can NOT wait until the end of August to find out in The Hawk A Highland Guard Novel


  10. Mo Mo says:

    Just what I needed a tough Scotsman unable to love at least he thinks that is the case Christina you can get in trouble reading romantic novels real life is not all Lancelot and Guinevere but you did get your HEA after plenty of passion power struggle deaths fighting etc etc etc First time reading this author but will definitely check out some of her books I am heading to Scotland at Easter Skye was not on our list of places to visit but might just add it in now Hopefully see a few men in kilts as long as they look like Tor The heroine might have been small in stature but she sure made up for it with her gutsy personality Great story


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10 thoughts on “The Chief

  1. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    Together they were a force to be reckoned with He felt like he was standing on the edge of something momentous As if history were about to be made The dawn of a new age of warrior harkened—the dawn of the Highlander Dunvegan Castle Well I've found another author I will certainly adore And one fantastic Highlander series I'm in heaven One warrior Highlander Chief enough to make you swoon An elite warrior Highlander army heart palpitations Beware The backgroundI just have to say I LOVE the fact that this is historically based Reading about Willian Wallace Robert Bruce and all those characters from Braveheart yes I'm a Mel Gibson fan P the locations are real and I have googled it all and it was so freaking beautiful I want to move to Scotland The picture above Dunvegan Castle is where this story is placed that's Tor's castle and it is on the Isle of Skye picture below Simply beautiful The storyAfter William Wallace's death Robert Bruce decides to form an army The best warriors Scotland has to give to fight united and free Scotland from the English rule The fiercest warrior is chosen to lead them Tor MacLeod The only problem is he does not wish the part Christina is from a noble family but one against King Edward and whose father decides to use her as pawn to secure Tor's leadership of the Elite warriors Found together in bed Tor and Christina are to be married and he takes his new bride home to Dunvegan Castle Along with training the recruits who can't stand each other Tor has to make room in his life for his new bride which he is reluctant to do She tries to win his affection and love Will she succeed? DUH The Isle of Skye ChristinaShe's a real romantic dreaming of Lancelot a knight in shining armour coming to her rescue all dazzling and stuff XD When she first saw Tor he was beating the sht out of another warrior and it was brutal and fierce Her cry to stop was the only thing that prevented Tor to kill the other man Even though he doesn't fit the knight description she's still entranced by him his strenght his muscles well she has eyes right his steely blue eyes and golden hair He should really be sculpted and from what I read his manhood should be molded and sold to sex shops Anyway she can't help but feel hope that her warrior cares for her or that he will grow to love her Love the way she didn't give up on him and the last thing she did I approve Not the actuall thing she did but that it made Tor to grovel eheheheheheheh Torswoon gushing swoon giggle want to lick want to kick swoon again want to hug sueallllllI think that covers my reactions to him He's the uber alpha warrior can't get any better than that A Chief to his clan he's the best warrior in Scotland and damn but he's pretty too Golden hair? swoon Strength and muscles all over swOOOOn He's been the head of the clan from the age of 10 and isn't ruled by emotions Having seen his family killed he's sworn to himself that he wouldn't let anyone close to trust or to love Christina tests that constantly He can't help but feel for her and doesn't like it one bit It was kind of cute seeing him all flustered around her when he did something that would betray his emotions and uickly try to hide it XD Although he was really thick sometimes I mean mentally although the other way as well XD He didn't trust her enough to tell her about the warriors he was training and damn but I wanted to kick his ass for it Still he redeemed himself nicely heheheh Just loved the ending even though it may have been a little too sweet but what the hell they deserved it And now? I have read about all those other men who'll have their own books My brain is I want to read them NOW Gah Me love Highlanders so much

  2. Shawna Shawna says:

    5 stars – Historical RomanceWOW I loved this What an awesome start to an enthralling new highlander historical romance series about an elite fighting guard of warriors handpicked by Robert the Bruce to partake in a secret mission to free Scotland from English tyranny by overtaking the throne from King Edward’s ruleRobert the Bruce’s elite force the Highland Guard is made up of the best of the best warriors from the Highlands and Western Isles selected for their exceptional skills and tactics of warfare and to lead this band of brave fighters he calls on the fiercest swordsman and most respected feared warrior in all the Highlands Chief Tormod MacLeod of Skye Tor MacLeod has spent the last 20 years rebuilding and fortifying his clan and he has no plan to take part in politics or be drawn into Scotland’s war The brutalities of his past have hardened the fierce proud warrior and respected leader and his devotion is given solely to the welfare of his clan He has no place in his heart for a woman even one as tempting and alluring as his sweet innocent brideChristina Fraser is bartered to Tor as part of a political alliance and contracted agreement to train Bruce’s team of superior deadly warriors She’s initially frightened by his seemingly barbarian ways but uickly comes to respect him and yearns to be his wife in every way But Tor is unaccustomed to sharing himself with anyone or having to worry about a woman’s delicate feelings He’ll give her unbridled passion in bed unlike she’s ever dreamed but outside their bedroom he keeps his emotions tightly controlled and his heart closed off Christina is certain Tor harbors a softer warmer nature underneath his stony fierce demeanor and she’s determined to win her husband’s affection But when her well meaning but reckless plan to earn his love results in treachery and thrusts them into war Tor will risk everything to save her from danger but can the stoic independent warrior finally concede his heart before it’s too late?I love the movie “Braveheart” and this takes place between William Wallace’s torture and execution and Robert the Bruce being crowned King of Scots It’s a fascinating riveting combination of steamy highlander romance and military suspense The description on Monica McCarty’s website says it best “What’s sexier than a man in a kilt? How about Special Ops in kilts The series will marry her love for strapping sexy Highland warriors with her other love for navy SEALs and black ops Think Suzanne Brockmann meets Braveheart”Tor is a sexy hardened tortured alpha hero struggling to deal with feelings stirred by his young wife that are totally foreign to him and Christina is such a sweet endearing heroine longing for her husband’s trust and affection that it’s just impossible not to love them both Their relationship and romance is tentative touching intensely passionate and so achingly tender and sad at times that it brought tears to my eyes and the love scenes are blistering HOT I simply couldn’t put it down and I didn’t want it to end I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in the series The Hawk A Highland Guard Novel that’s scheduled for release on August 31 2010

  3. Misfit Misfit says:

    Basic set up Robert the Bruce needs an elite guard of highlanders who don't fight by the knightly code of honor who can go in and do the dirty work that the true knights won't do and send the awful English King Edward back south of the border where he belongs They want Tor MacLeod to train and lead the elite force but he's not interested so devious means are contrived and Christina Fraser is the bait Christina is happiest spending her time reading romance novels I loved how it was the priest who gave her the romance novel and dreaming of Lancelot kissing his ueen and she's none too thrilled when her mean nasty awful father sneaks her into Tor's bed in order to compromise him into marriage How the marriage will force Tor to join the forces is a bit beyond the grasp of my feeble brain but that's how I understood it I didn't have high hopes going into this one but still I didn't expect such silliness either and I'm not talking about the main plot of a medieval special ops force rolls eyes What got me and why I gave up around page 100 was I was getting sick and tired of Christina making goo goo eyes at Tor like he's her dream come true as well as lusting after his manly build really was there nothing else going on in that pea brain of hers? Top that off with Tor's well builtermahemyou know what always raising at the merest glance at the beauteous Christina I kid you not it happened at least once on every page and eyeing her bountiful breasts was enough to send the book flying across the room around page 100 Get it from the library if you must and then buy it if you love it

  4. Lisa Kay Lisa Kay says:

    Beautiful pictures of Isle of SkyeI think the there is something about the lighting in that part of the world★★★½☆ This is a review of the audiobook Hmmm I don’t know about this one Several of the people I did a “buddy read” with in the GoodReads Western and Medieval Romance Lovers Group LOVED this highland romance with several 5★; however they read it while I listened I certainly had to get used to Robert McNab’s narration He did great job on the men Nevertheless since he has a deep baritone he made Christine’s voice a falsetto; this made her sound even younger and immature than she probably was in the book Though the age difference between the heroheroine is greater than a decade; also Tor the hero has been married before and has children well on their way to adulthood She has been uite sheltered In addition the love scenes are pretty explicit the Hh get a little playful too; I’ve found not just any male can read those scenes to meThere were things I LOVED view spoilerbut not as much as this author’s MacLeods of Skye Trilogy hide spoiler

  5. Kristen Kristen says:

    4 stars The Chief is a well written and informative book that in many ways felt like an historical fiction the uality of the author's research is very apparent than a romance novel However when the hero and heroine were together they certainly steamed up the pages Their love story was captivating heartwarming and at times heartbreaking Their much deserved HEA warmed my heart I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it

  6. Ashley the Magnificent™ Ashley the Magnificent™ says:

    The Chief features a codependent heroine and a fierce distant hero They very rarely converse It is actually 2 books in one The first takes place from about pages 1 300 Let's call this story What Tor's Balls are Doing The second takes place from pages 300 end We'll call this one Actual Interesting Plot What Tor's Balls are Doing aka pages 1 300 was not my favorite part of the book but the nudity kept me goin' The chick here Xtina goes from strong female to lovey man worshiping puppy dog in the span of a page constantly craving scraps of Tor's appreciation How romantic And speaking of Tor that dude has the most responsive balls in Scotland Not a page goes by where you aren't informed as to the state of his genitals They seem to serve as a sexual divining rod alerting the reader that naked boobies are on the next page Actual Interesting Plot kicks in around page 300 Xtina gets smarter and useful and you get to see all that filler err I mean TRAINING put to use Tor's balls are no longer providing the narrative but you hardly miss them because there's stuff going on I was sad when the story ended here because I had finally stopped hating itWill probably read the next in the series eventually For now I can't help but feel Tor's junk is pointing me in a different direction

  7. ♡Karlyn P♡ ♡Karlyn P♡ says:

    Smoking hot Highlander historical reminds me of the best of Julie Garwood but with heat I really loved this one It begins a new series and I think it will be reuired reading for this series too as it really sets up the premise of a highly trained group of warriors fighting to free Scotland from King Edward and give Robert the Bruce his kingdome Wonderful and fasinating as it wove real history into the story My only niggle with this book is that the dialog seamed a bit contemporary between heroheroine in a few places towards the end but otherwise I can only say good things about this one Enjoy

  8. Georgia ♥ Georgia ♥ says:

    WOW Monica McCarty you earned a follower for lifeThis book managed to push all my buttons I'm a sucker for a Highlander There I admit itSet in the magnificent Isle of Skye off the West Coast of Scotland Try resisting thisin the year of our Lord 1305 Edward Plantagenet has crushed the Scottish resistance William Wallace has suffered a traitor's death and Scotland Highlands and for the first time in their history the Isles are under the rule of the English Crown The land is savaged people are scattered and the numerous blood feuds make the idea of a united front against the English seem impossibleRough times reuire a leader Robert Bruce decides that his time has come to unite the people and fight for the Scottish Crown Chivalry and knights are not what this war need so he handpicks 11 warriors to form a unit trained in stealthThe blend of historic events actual persons and fiction is what makes this book hard to resist You don't know where history ends and fantasy begins and you are intrigued and hooked and dreading the impossible task aheadThe trainer of this unusual elite guard is Tormod Macleod Fierce and proud battle hardened and strong the magnificent Lord of Castle Dunegal is a force to be reckoned with Reluctant to join in a war against the english and afraid of his clan's future he is drawn in this war through treachery and almost blackmailed in marriage with Christina FraserChristina has suffered abuse in her father's hands whose hatred for the english is legendary To save her frail sister from marriage she agrees with her father to trick Tor into marrying her She is a romantic opinionated learned woman who wants love and companionship But can a warrior give her what she wants?The story that unfolds is hard to put down exciting and leaves you craving for I can't wait to find out of the mismatched band of warriors who managed to to worm into my heart and to read all their storiesTEAM HIGHLANDERS and ISLANDERS

  9. Laura Laura says:

    Wow what an amazing first book This is book one in the Highland Guard series and I was than impressed Sometimes an author comes along who puts so much history into a novel that it is like reading a textbook Monica McCarty is NOT one of those in fact the history of William Wallace and the time of the Bruce was inserted so seamlessly that it hardly felt like I was reading history It was part of the story and part of Christina and Tor's romanceChristina's father is a noble who hates King Edwardand his 3 year imprisonment has left him bitter When the rumors start of the Bruce wanting to oust King Edward her father is forefront with wanting in Christina and her sister Beatrix are to be used as a bargaining tool for the Highland Chief Tor MacLeod Basically whichever of the girls appeals to him he can have as a bride Too bad he doesn't careTor has his own problems His twin brother abducted a girl to be his bride and they ran off A love match The problem? Tor's clan and his brother's bride's clan don't get along Meanwhile he wants to stay neutral in the EdwardBruce conflict But he is the best at training soldiers and the Bruce wants Tor to train an elite guard about 10 men who are the best at what they do tracking hunting swords fighting etc and to teach these men to put their differences aside in order to work together Ms McCarty has dubbed it Special Ops in kilts So so true Imagine Navy seals made from the fiercest Highland Warriors Oh and an English knight Christina's father has a plan to make Tor agree Once seeing the ethereal beauty of Beatrix or the sultry curvy Christina Tor should be eating out of his hand right? Nope So Christina's father says he will put Beatrix a beauty but better suited for the convent than the marriage bed in bed with the MacLeod chief and hope that he can find them together thus forcing the marriage Christina agrees to do it to save her sister Meanwhile Tor wakes to find a voluptuous wench in his bed and thanking his host for his hospitality endeavors to put Christina out of his mind Oops He takes her in the dark from behind and realizes his mistake as her father barges in with witnesses Christina realizes 2 things 1 her father meant for that to happen and 2 Tor has no desire to marry ChristinaTor is convinced to both marry Christina and train the elite soldiers but he is not happy about itChristina wants nothing than a home and a man to love Her romantic ideals cause her to believe Tor is that man Tor however does his utmost to dash her illusions And yet he finds himself wanting to please her and he can't keep her from his mindAt one point Christina is used by a spy among the MacLeod people to flush Tor out She endangers the whole mission by running the missive to Tor but she also lead the spies right to him Tor tells her in no uncertain terms that she is to stay out of his life and to stay away from anything that does not directly relate to her duties as lady of the keep Her heart broken Christina runs from him Unfortunately she is captured by the English and used as a ransom But she never was one to keep idle; thinking only of escape Christina does a fairly good job of escaping until tor and his Special Ops team shows and takes out close to 100 men And it's believable Monica McCarty does an amazing job of weaving history and romance plus the added bonus of hunky Highland warriors throughout this book and I for one can NOT wait until the end of August to find out in The Hawk A Highland Guard Novel

  10. Mo Mo says:

    Just what I needed a tough Scotsman unable to love at least he thinks that is the case Christina you can get in trouble reading romantic novels real life is not all Lancelot and Guinevere but you did get your HEA after plenty of passion power struggle deaths fighting etc etc etc First time reading this author but will definitely check out some of her books I am heading to Scotland at Easter Skye was not on our list of places to visit but might just add it in now Hopefully see a few men in kilts as long as they look like Tor The heroine might have been small in stature but she sure made up for it with her gutsy personality Great story

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