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BASTARD ROYAL DAUGHTER, PAWN IN A DEADLY GAME

Sent to Scotland to be the king’s mistress and produce an heir, Clarrisa of York has never needed a miracle more. But the brusque Highland laird who kidnaps her is a bit too rough to be considered divine intervention.

HE’LL DO ANYTHING TO THWART HIS KING

With rival lairds determined to steal Clarrisa from him and royal henchmen searching for her all over the Highlands, Laird Broen MacNicols has a mess on his hands. Worse yet, there’s a magnetic attraction between them, although he’s betrothed to another. But even an independent–minded lady like Clarrisa knows that a Highlander always claims his prize…

My Review:

I enjoyed this book. It was a fun Scottish Historical that follows a commonly used trope in these books, stealing of a bride by a Highland Laird. While I feel that this trope is overly used, Ms. Wine did a nice job of making it fresh.

I liked how Clarrisa was a strong independent character, with a strong mind. She was very intelligent and figured out ways to protect herself. I, also, liked that Broen acknowledged her intelligence. He wasn’t a dominating alpha male who dictated how Clarrisa should behavior. Broen did have alpha male tendencies but he knew when to use them and when to hide them.

I hope there will be a book following one of the minor characters who made it possible for Broen and Clarrisa to have their happily ever after. I’m not going to mention the character by name because I don’t want to spoil the story.

I give Highlander’s Prize a 4 Horseshoe rating.

Highlander’s Prize is available from Amazon Print and Kindle editions.

Publication Details:

Author Mary Wine
Title Highlander’s Prize
Format Print
Length 352 Pages
Publication Date April 2012
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 978-1-4022-6471-9
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