Finally, Bear’s Story!!! I have to say that this is my favorite of the Scandalous Highlanders Series. I have enjoyed the Series immensely, but this one was definitely the best for me.
I have loved Bear since the first book, the big brawny lovable highlander. Misunderstood and underestimated by his family even though he is loved and respected.
All the rest of his brothers and sister are now married with children and are very happy and they want him to be happy so they want him to marry too. Bear doesn’t want anything to do with the woman that his brother the Laird of his clan has in mind for him. He is perfectly happy just the way he is. He loves his family and he would die for anyone of them and will protect and love them for his whole life, but he just wants to be left alone to live his life the way he wants to.
Then one day while he is out hunting he meets Catriona McColl, a highland lass dressed as a man and she beat him to the deer he was hunting and with a shot that only a very skilled marksman could make. He doesn’t know who she is but follows her to an old abandoned manor house on his clan’s land. He is surprised again when she gets the jump on him and threatens to shoot him if he doesn’t go away. Bear is fascinated and the fun begins.
Catriona is hiding and protecting her half sister from an unwanted marriage and has her own secrets that she doesn’t plan on revealing to Bear or anyone else. But she cannot seem to make Bear go away and leave them alone. He keeps bringing her supplies to help her and her sister survive. Bear has to keep her a secret from his brother Ranulf, the clan chief or there will hell to pay.
The highlands are an intricate pattern of politics, alliances, enemies. This makes Bear’s and Catriona’s story complicated and dangerous for them and for the people they love. This story is wonderfully touching and I loved every word. Suzanne writes a wonderful plot with amazing characters, a heart wrenching love story with moments that will make you laugh and cry.
I have been reading her books since 1995 when I read The Black Duke’s Prize and have not missed one since. They are all keepers that you will read over and over again. If you want to read an author who writes emotional, smart stories that will leave you wanting more, then read Suzanne’s books.
Received ARC for honest Review.