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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Review: To Love A Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder!

For fans of New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries, Cathy Maxwell, and Karen Hawkins...
As one of the bastards born to the Stirling court, Sorley the Hawk has never known his mother or father. It's a burning quest he has devoted himself to uncovering at any cost. But as a roguish warrior who serves at the pleasure of the King, his prowess-both on the battlefield and in his bedchamber-is legendary. So when a flame-haired Highland lass sneaks into his quarters with a tantalizing proposition, he can't resist taking her up on her offer . . . 
Lady Mirabelle MacLaren will do anything to keep from marrying her odious suitor, even sully her own good name. And who better to despoil her than his sworn enemy, the one they call "Hawk?" As they set about the enjoyable task of ruining her reputation, Hawk and Mirabelle soon learn that rebellion never tasted so sweet.

I loved this book! As a newcomer to Sue-Ellen's books, I am thoroughly impressed by her writing, world building, and storytelling! I was hooked from page one and stayed hooked through the end! It's definitely a novel that is hard to put down because it is a beautiful Highland love story with plenty of romance, sensuality, and second chances.

The plot and pacing of this story are absolutely amazing. The plot is both fun and scandalous. I thoroughly enjoyed the back story that opens the book and was really glad to get more information and to see the prologue be brought full circle. From the beginning, the reader is shown that book is deeply driven by emotion- sadness, desire, passion, love. Each character brings something to the story and most are quite likable. Mirabelle is as fiery as her hair is. She is brave and intelligent and a really great main female character. She is a character that I would love to befriend and one that is easy to see why Sorley falls for her. Sorley on the other hand is incredibly sexy, fearless, and passionate. I loved is the difference in their station, and how love overcame that difference. And did I mention that To Love A Highlander is as sexy as it is romantic? Mirabelle and Sorley have wonderful chemistry that is undeniable from the moment they meet.

One of my favorite things about this story is that the two main characters have met before; they have a past that is key in the larger part of the story. I also loved Sorley's progression through the novel. I've never read a story that focused on a bastard before, but I loved how he rose in ranks and in favor, and strove to be more than a bastard. It is equally satisfying to see Sorley, quite the ladies man, fall head over heels in love for Mirabelle. (Watching him struggle with and fight his desire for her was very entertaining.) I find that with characters like Sorley, it makes the story even more beautiful and powerful when they truly fall in love. 

This was a great novel and a fantastic introduction to a new series that I will definitely be reading more of!



  1. Since I will be driving by a real bookstore today and not Walmart I'm hoping to pick it up! Thank you