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Mcclairen's Isle: the Reckless One [Mass Market Paperback]

Connie Brockway
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1 Jan 2000 McClairens Isle
Raine: The Reckless One...there was sin in his smile and wildness in his soul....

Raine Merrick's wild, reckless spirit had earned him time in a French prison. When a mysterious beauty gains his freedom only to betray him, Raine Merrick sets out for his father's castle on McClairen's Isle, seeking the treasure hidden within. But strange surprises await him in the Highlands. He never expected to find his deceitful angel masquerading as an honored guest. Or to want her with all the searing passion in his sinner's soul.

Watch for the crowning volume in the spellbinding McClairen's Isle trilogy, The Ravishing One, coming soon. And don't miss the first book in the trilogy, The Passionate One, available from Dell.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 363 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group; Reissue edition (1 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440226279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440226277
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 10.5 x 17.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,007,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars ITS OK 15 Dec 2013
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BIT SAME OLD BUT OK FOR A NON CHALLENGING BEDTIME READ AND DID READ OTHERS BY SAME AUTHOR AND MAY READ MORE
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Reckless One 19 Nov 2013
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Absolutely loved all of this series. There was something different to keep you reading till all hours and I would thoroughly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scottish Romance and Historical Fiction 23 Feb 2012
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If you love Scottish Romance and Historical Fiction marrying together with another brilliant author Diana Gabadol Outlander Series or you will love this book not to be missed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I CAN'T WAIT FOR FIA'S STORY! 18 Jan 2000
By Stacey Timmins-Newman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Raine Merrick (Rafe) and Favor McClairen are two people that could have loved each other from the day they were born... that is how perfectly matched they were in spirit and in life. Unfortunately she grew up hating him and he just grew up hating. The only change I would have made was to mention Ash a little more, he was missed in this book. It does go to show that this is not your typical loving family (no Cynster's or Malory's here...). The family history in this book is filled with so much anger and murder you have to remind yourself that you are reading a romance! However, this is a beautiful love story filled with unexpected twists and surprising humor not to mention my favorite villain, Carr! I finished it over the course of a day and that unforunately is the biggest problem with this particular storyline. Now I have to wait forever for Thomas and Fia's story!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The dark family saga continues� 12 Mar 2001
By Riley Merrick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In MCCLAIREN'S ISLE: THE RECKLESS ONE, Connie Brockway continues the dark saga of the Merrick family begun in MCCLAIREN'S ISLE: THE PASSIONATE ONE. In this installment, middle brother Raine Merrick gets the spotlight. Raine has escaped from prison in France with the help of a mysterious and deceptive lady. The manner of his escape, while perturbing, does not sway Raine from his goal: to return to McClairen's Isle and find the treasure he witnessed his late mother, Janet, secret away when he was a child. Despite his goal, his false lady still preys on his mind.
Favor McClairen has been told for years that she was the tool of her clan's ultimate downfall when she prevented Raine Merrick's execution for supposedly raping a nun. Her salvation, in her eyes and in the eyes of her remaining clansmen, lies in returning to McClairen's Isle and marrying Ronald Carr, the lord who betrayed the McClairen clan to the crown during the Jacobite rebellion. Thus, McClairens will rule the isle once more through her children once Carr has died. If only she weren't so distracted from her designated role by thoughts of the prisoner she betrayed in France.
Both Raine and Favor are stunned by each other's presence at Wanton's Blush. They embark on a quest to aid each other in their individual endeavors, but can they each triumph over Carr separately when they have an undeniable chemistry between them?
Raine does not seem as reckless as the title implies - at first. But when he risks everything to save Favor from her own demons, rolling the dice that will either bring him eternal happiness or eternal torment, we see why Brockway has named this book THE RECKLESS ONE. As in its predecessor, deep-seated honor and strength of character flow freely through the younger generation of Merricks, while Carr remains the epitome of evil. The secondary characters are extremely satisfying; our view of Fia is progressing nicely, so that we anticipate her story in the conclusion to the trilogy.
Those who enjoyed the first book in this trilogy will not be disappointed. Brockway's writing is consistent and satisfying. Highly recommended.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I would have liked to see some more depth 25 Feb 2000
By Sarah - Published on Amazon.com
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I did enjoy reading Raine and Favor's story, though there were many times while reading this story I felt cheated. With an obviously dysfunctional family and a psychopath as a father, Raine turns out to be a surprisingly levelheaded youth. He might be called "The Reckless One", but in truth he is "The Considerate One" or even "The Dependable One". Except for his undercover attempt at finding hidden jewels (which he sensibly wants to use to start a new life in America), Raine is not very Reckless. Maybe when he was younger (between 15-17) he rebelled looking for his father's attention, but even then it didn't sound like he did too much that was "Reckless", youthful indiscretions maybe, but hardly Reckless. He spends the whole book trying to selflessly help Favor, never once really doing anything for himself.
Favor is an interesting character insofar as she is strong willed, but by knowingly letting herself be manipulated, I'm not sure how to define her. Strong willed people do not usually let themselves be manipulated and I had a hard time reconciling the one with the other. It is pretty obvious throughout the story that she is doing what she is doing because of guilt but she does it half-heartedly and risks the whole thing by acting Recklessly in her relationship with Raine. I also missed having a more thorough relationship with the siblings. Ash is mentioned once or twice in passing, so at least Raine doesn't think he was totally abandoned in France, but some sort of reunion would have been nice. Raine also does not have much contact with his sister Fia. This is done on purpose and we get a brief glimpse into the next story (seeing that Fia isn't all that bad, and does love her brothers even though she barely knows them) but I would have like to have seen some more interaction.
Lastly, I hope we find out what happens to Raine and Favor. Where are they going to go? What are they going to do? What happened to Muira? What about the rest of the McClaines, what is going to happen to them? The story ended unfinished. Although it seems like I am ripping apart this story, I did enjoy reading it as a fast light read, and look forward to Fia's story.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Stormy... Simply Magical! 24 Jan 2000
By Mrs Giggles - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ms Brockway returns to top form after the disappointing "The Passionate One". The story is unrelentingly dark and turbulent, with two characters tortured beyond tortured, but they find redemption through their love for each other. Raine and Favor are two people whose lives have been filled with nothing but pain and guilt and loneliness - watching them complete the hollow in each's soul is simply an enchanting experience.
The story is filled with exciting intrigue and the villian Ronald Merrick, Earl of Carr deserves the Loreena Bobbitt's VIP Cut Treatment. The secondary characters shine - Fia, Gunna - these people are as real as Raine and Favor.
Great plot, wonderful love, and an utterly satisfied reader - that's a great combination, right?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read ! 1 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Sometimes you just get lucky when you pick up a book in the grocery isle from an author you've never heard of before. This was the case with The Reckless One. This is the first book I've read of Connie Brockway's. She grabbed my attention right form the start. I loved the characters and have to read the first book from this triolgy "The Passionate One" as well as Fia's story :) It was a great read an I highly recommend it.
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