Published: December 19, 2012
No longer content in the shadows of his older brothers, and on a quest to find his destiny, Bryce Fraser’s chosen path is fraught with danger, passion, and decisions. Can his unspoken love for spirited, beguiling Fallon be triumphant in a time of war and uncertainty, or will they both fall prey to the devious plans of a traitorous laird from a rival clan?
Be sure to also check out the first book in the Fraser brother’s saga, HIGHLAND LEGACY.
Tags: Romance, Historical, Scotland
Time Frame: Scotland 1307
Heat Level: 3
REVIEW RATING : 3.5 stars
REVIEW BY LEE ANNE:
Bryce Fraser is a Scottish Warrior that is fighting to help put Robert the Bruce in the Scottish throne. They’ve been fighting Edward the Longshanks for years and both have paid the price with blood. Bryce has scars that are both physical and emotional. The emotional scars have left him with a wall of stone around his heart. He refuses to fall in love and has no need for a woman.
Fallon is a bonny lass. She doesn’t think she’ll ever find love or get married. She’s been blessed with the gift of second sight. Although Fallon feels the gift is a curse. Everyone she gets close to fears her gift and treats her as freak. Those that she does get close to, die. The worst part is she sees it happen in a vision and can do nothing to stop it.
When Fallon and Bryce meet, they feel an instant connection. But they’re both so stubborn; they refuse to give in to it. A series of events, outside of their control continue to put them in each other’s path. Before long, love has bloomed. But being the stubborn fools they are, they deny it.
When Fallon’s life is endangered, Bryce does everything he can to rescue her. He’s afraid he won’t make it in time. Will he save her? Will he finally admit his love?
I really enjoyed this story. It’s steeped in the battles for Scottish Independence the characters are familiar to us all. Some are loved and others are detested. The battles are fierce, the passion is high and romance is dreamy.
My only real problem was the dialogue. These are Scottish warriors and I really wanted the Scottish brogue that is so sexy. There was some Gaelic thrown in and a couple of words with the brogue, but otherwise it was all proper English. Having the dialogue written in the Scottish Brogue would have added so much to the story and helped immerse me in the backdrop.
This is the second in the series. I have not read the first but did not feel I was missing anything. This story was complete in itself.
**At the time of the review, this book was available from Amazon for $4.99**
ABOUT LEE ANNE:
I am a happily married mother of three very busy children. Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.