5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Only if you love Mills and Boon,
This review is from: Highlander Untamed: A Novel (Macleods of Skye) (Kindle Edition)
I went on the positive reviews and downloaded this to my iPad. It was my fault. I searched for Highlander books when I should have searched for paranormal highlander books, as paranormal romance is my thing. I did enjoy it at first. The premise about the hand fasting and spying that Isabel was meant to do to save her clan was a good idea. however, for me the story went wrong when her clan went back home straight after the hand fasting ceremony.
From that point on until half way through the book there was no combative action whatsoever, even though fierce clan wars are meant to be what it's all about, apart from the fact that they are both such overwhelmingly beautiful people that they have a massive attraction to each other but whilst she tries to seduce him at every opportunity, his honour and loyalty to his clan always comes first. There is nothing else but the two of them and a couple of petting scenes, in which btw he makes exactly the same moves twice. This gave the impression that Rory's bedroom expertise was rather limited and I wondered if they would ever get on with it properly given the fact that they seemed to feel so into each other that they never felt that way before. Yawn.
When the half way book fighting scene finally came it was played up so much, ie there was sooooo much danger in riding out beyond the castle walls and how the absent Rory would be extremely furious about them doing just that that I expected a mighty battle about to take place. Alas, the build up went on too long as well and was incredibly tame. It was only a skirmish with a few warriors that should easily have been defeated by the MacLoad guards but tHose seemed to disappear inexplicably and a lot of silliness occurs with Alex going it solo and being bonked on the head and Isabel doing something equally stupid and nearly got raped. Then all of a sudden the two month absent Rory miraculously reappears just in time and we are even robbed of how he dispatched the enemy by himself. No combat action whatsoever.
Following this we are right back in the castle with the same I am seducing you/I am resisting you storyline as before. At this stage I started skipping in the hope it would get more interesting, but it's just more of the same. No real action and even her original mission is now by the wayside.
If you love this kind of Mils and Boon and many do, with which there is no fault, then you'll love this but if you prefer more of the paranormal, fast paced action that is not just about swooning of the protagonists then there are better books.