Saturday, June 18, 2016

ARC Review of Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall


A wonderful story about Scotland, Highlanders and their lasses.  There is everything you could want in a Historical Romance, adventure, mystery, betrayal and two compelling complex protagonists.

Dair is the heir to a powerful clan who has brought the clan into the modern world while keeping a reputation as a strong and respected Highlander.  The last voyage brought tragedy to Dair and his clan.  He is haunted by the murder of his crew and especially his cousin, Jeannie.  He returns to Scotland a broken man who just wants to die.  He is haunted by nightmares and his clan thinks he is insane.

Fia is a young Scottish lass who is scarred and walks with a limp, but it does not detract from her sweetness and innocence.  She is a healer of various stray animals because she knows that is how she is seen by her own clan.  They love her but tend to forget she is around.

Can Fia help Dair heal physically as well as emotionally?  Will Dair let her into his life to heal him heart and soul.  There is a evil betrayer that is attempting to kill Dair and destroy his Clan.  Can Dair and Fia survive the treachery that is stalking them and have their HAE?

This is the first book that I have read by this author.  I enjoyed it very much.  The research that the author put into this story made it a pleasure to read.  The story was fast paced, fascinating and a lovely way to spend a weekend.   I recommend this to anyone who loves Scottish Romance.

Received a complimentary copy from Netgalley for an honest review.