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Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on July 31, 2018
Genres: Historical Romance
LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS
Derryth MacClaren is on the run. Traveling under heavy guard, she has been sent from her castle home to avoid capture by the vicious nobleman known as the Wolf, who has vowed revenge against the Clan Kincaid, and any who support them. When a surprise attack leaves her vulnerable, Derryth ends up in the hands of an enemy warrior who claims her, with the Wolf’s blessing, as his prize. But her captor’s gentle words and touch seduce her heart—and body—completely...and when she discovers the tattoo on his arm that proves him to be the legendary, long-believed dead son of the murdered Laird of Kincaid, Derryth knows she must find a way to alter his fate—and her own.
Cull has no memory of his family or past—all he knows is the life of a warrior, trained to fight on behalf of the Scottish king. If he can help the king’s law officer of the North, the Wolf of Badenoch, defeat a rebellious faction of Highlanders, Cull will be met with untold riches beyond possessing beautiful, innocent Derryth. But now that she has informed him of who he really is—Cullen Braewick, the youngest son of the slain laird—he is torn. If Cull exacts revenge against the Wolf, who executed his father, he stands to lose the precious lass who he has come to love. What is he willing to sacrifice for Derryth to keep her safe...and in his arms?
The Warrior of Clan Kincaid
(Highland Warrior #3)
By Lily Blackwood
I was left thoroughly satisfied…
I have to work today and I’m going to suffer because of my love of books… No, let’s blame it on Highlanders… Or, maybe we’ll narrow it down to Warriors… Hmmm, maybe I could just blame Lily Blackwood… I absolutely LOVED The Warrior of Clan Kincaid. This series has become one of my favourites in Historical Highlander Romance.
It’s not just the characters that make this series great, but they are pretty special. It’s jam-packed full of strong heroes, feisty heroines, engaging additional characters and baddies that turn your stomach. These people became my people and their challenges were ones that I wanted to be a part of. I became a Kincaid and I wore my name with pride.
It’s not just the storyline that makes this series entertaining. At the end of each instalment, I’m hungry for more. Murder, mystery and battles keep the story exciting and fast-paced. I was invested in their battles because I believed in their fight for justice. Of course, there’s the love story that simmers as the battles are fought. Will their lust turn to love? Will their battles make them the victor? Will the winner take all? Each page that’s turned could be the answer, and I couldn’t turn them fast enough.
It’s the whole package that came alive for me. The characters were easy for me to picture and I even googled a kirtle so I could picture Derryth’s clothing. Now, when it came to Cull’s, no googling was necessary. I’ll stick with the image on the cover, thanks, Lily. There were castles, bathing tents, muddy camps and Persian rugs to imagine.
Derryth and Cull deserved a forever kind of love and I was eager to see them get it. Obviously, it’s a romance, so it should all turn out right. I’m satisfied with my romance read if the author makes me nervous, keeps me doubting and has me hesitant to believe I’ll be satisfied in the end. I always hope for a HEA but I somehow manage to trick myself into thinking that maybe this one could be different. I don’t want it to be different, but, you know, it could happen…
Sure, The Warrior of Clan Kincaid could be read as a standalone, but I really believe that you’re missing a treat if you start at the end. Each brother has a story to tell, and you are truly invested in the battle when you know each step that’s been taken to get to the finale.
If you’re a fan of Highlander Historical Romance, l recommend trying this one. If heroes that are good, strong, determined, sexy and loving, float your boat, I believe you’ll love it. A heroine that is feisty, brave and strong-minded, is one you admire, I think this will be a good match. The Highland Warrior series is fantastic and The Warrior of Clan Kincaid was an excellent instalment. I can’t wait to see what Lily Blackwood brings out next.