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Okay, I admit it; I'm a sucker for a good cover and Mason always gets the best ones!
However, what has kept reading coming back to her for over 4 dozens books is she delivers novels worth reading. I always feel like I got the `price of the ticket'.

In this book, Mason once again heads to the Highlands. The MacKays and MacKenna's have a long-standing feud, so when the Laird of the MacKays loses another son, he's determined to see the deaths stop. To this end, he offers his daughter in married to handsome Ross MacKenna. Ross, too, feels it's time for the killing to stop, so he agrees to marry Gillian.

Only, Gillian isn't too thrilled to be shoved into a political marriage. It's an uneasy truce, this battleground called marriage. Ross desires Gillian, but doesn't trust her. Gillian is resistant but soon begins to fall in love with him. Just as they are finding a middle ground in their lives, there are a series of attacks against the MacKays. Ross blames Gillian and banishes her, sending her into sphere of the real enemy.

Mason proves she is still the Queen of Romance, no matter the period. Her fans will adore this one, another keeper for the Mason shelf!
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on 11 November 2012
Both lead characters are well thought out and the chemistry between them is very well written. Connie Mason is clever with detail, a real page turner and a good read!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 29 August 2009
That is, unless you like a silly plot along with very bad sex all wrapped up in a faux historical setting. Granted, there are readers who enjoy that type of book and while I'm not knocking them I am definitely not one of them. You are not going to get your Jamie and Claire fix here, although September is almost upon us and the long wait for An Echo in the Bone will soon be over. Yay!

This is pretty much your basic Highland romance - Laird MacKay wishing to end a decades long feud gives his daughter Gillian in marriage to the Laird of the rival MacKenna clan. Gillian is as fiery and spirited as her red mane of hair and hates her husband Ross on sight, despite the overwhelming sexual attraction between the two. Of course there are the evil bad guys (and gal) who want to keep them apart for their own nefarious purposes and well, that's pretty much it. Gee, how original, and I have to tell you It was verra verra hard not to send the book flying every time I heard about Gillian's flame red hair (six times in 20 some pages), let alone the overly repetitive "flame" comments from the wise woman. Despite an effort to make the setting seem authentic with the dialogue, clothing and customs, things just didn't always ring true. Tossing Gillian out on her ear to return to Da in the middle of winter with no escort? Telling her husband to "leave off"? Potatoes in 1415? Oy.

But worst of all, as mentioned at the top, was the OTT sex scenes in minute, embarrassing, and oh so disgusting detail. So bad I can't even bear to quote a few to poke fun at them - and after That-Tudor-Vampire-Book I have to tell you that's pretty darn bad. One star - skip this.
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on 6 April 2013
an enjoyable read . full of adventure and characters. you can relste to the fsmilies and root for a happy ending just needed a bit more spice for me but worth the price
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on 8 August 2011
Having read the reviews prior to accidentally buying the book on kindle I decided to read the book to decide for myself whether the lower scaled reviews were warranted! Hayho! I was not surprised but became increasingly annoyed about the numerous typographical errors in the printing as these appeared on almost every page. As previously stated by another reader "potatoes in 1415?" Potatoes weren't introduced to England until the late years of the 16th century during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first by Sir Walter Raleigh. Also... when Gillian stayed overnight at Maddie McHamish's cottage, the next morning to 'break her fast' she was served 'a platter of eggs and ham, fresh bread, and hot TEA'. Tea in 1415 not possible, it was not until the mid 17th century that the beverage first appeared in England. There are a few factual mistakes and unrealistic events that took place in the story which spoils it for the reader!
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on 22 May 2011
Well, i was disappointed by this book!
First i got the kindle version and it was full of error's, which are so frustrating :/
Second the main character of Ross was very 2 dimensional, far to black and white in important situation's, he believed the main lady character, then he didn't, then he did in a space of a couple of chapters.
And thirdly, this so called 'Wise' woman coming out with 'Flame' 20 million times is also very annoying and her visions seem totally contrived.
This book felt like a random piece of writing Connie put together out of all the bits that didn't work in any of her other one's.
Not worth the well-earned money to buy it!
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on 15 June 2012
I had to import this book as i could not find it in my country. Second hand but looks brand new. Very happy with it. Will buy from you again and will recommend you to anyone. Many thanks Highland Warrior
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on 3 November 2015
Not sure about this author. The story was promising but it got boring and very predictable... This is the second book I tried to read of the same author and have been disappointed.
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on 24 August 2013
A really good book, it had many twists and turns and i read it in a few hours. The characters well take you on a rollercoster of emotions but it does have a good hea.
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on 5 January 2014
Romantic and characters that you could imagine as real I would encourage any one of my friend's or family members to read Connie Mason books
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