Title: The Highlander’s Prize
Author: Mary Wine
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: April 2012
Format: Mass-Market Paperback
How I Read It: 4 Crowns
A DAUGHTER OF ROYAL BLOOD,
PAWN IN A DEADLY GAME.
Clarrisa o York has never needed a miracle more. Sent to Scotland’s king to be his mistress, her deliverance arrives in the form of being kidnapped by a brusque Highland laird who’s a bit too rough to be considered divine intervention. Except his rugged handsomeness and undeniable magnetism surely are magnificent…
A MAN WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING TO THWART HIS KING…
Laird Broen MacNichols has accepted the challenge of capturing Clarissa to make sure the king doesn’t get the heir he needs in order to hold on to the throne. Broen knows more about royalty than he ever cared to, but Clarissa, beautiful and intelligent, turns out to be much more of a challenge then he bargained for…
With rival laird determined to steal her from hi, and royal henchmen searching for Clarissa all over the Highlands, Broen is going to have to prove to this independent-minded lady that a Highlander always claims his prize…
At first, I had a hard time becoming interested in this book, which rather surprised me as I normally devour Mary Wine’s Scottish romances. Thankfully, I continued reading and found that the characters and the plot did indeed intrigue me.
The plot was your standard, I-must-kidnap-the-girl-to-save-Scotland type, which filled the book with broken betrothals, intrigue, kidnapping, and of course braw Highland lairds. Even though the main characters, Broen and Clarissa, were entertaining and filled with tension, I felt that Norris and Daphne, the secondary characters, stole the plot. Hopefully , the next book in this series will be theirs.
Overall: It was light romance that I read in two sittings. I am not sure why this novel had a slow start for me, I thought that since this was a Tudor-era novel it would have held my attention from the start but that was not the case.
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