Title: Wicked Highlander
Author: Donna Grant
First published November 2, 2010
350 pages, Kindle Edition
he fierce and determined Ewan MacLeod – one of the three brothers cursed for eternity by dark magic – is consumed by his attraction to the one woman who is forbidden to him: his beloved’s younger sister, the alluring Fiona. As their attraction intensifies, Ewan must decide whether he will risk everything to be with Fiona, or if he will let their forbidden love go.
Will their love conquer all, or will the curse ultimately tear them apart? Find out in Donna Grant’s captivating novel, Wicked Highlander.
About the Author
Donna is a prolific writer who has penned over a hundred novels, many of which have become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Her most popular work is the Dark King series, which features a thrilling combination of dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
Donna’s talent for storytelling extends beyond novels, as she has also written short stories, novellas, and novelettes that have been released both digitally and in print. Critics have praised her work for its fresh take on the paranormal genre, deft plotting, and expert characterization.
Her success has been recognized with awards from prestigious contests like the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, and K.I.S.S. Award. Donna is a sought-after speaker and workshop presenter at conferences like RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.
Although she was born and raised in Texas, Donna’s family ties extend across the border to Louisiana, where she learned the spicy side of life from her Cajun relatives. Her Texas roots gave her a love for two-stepping and bareback riding.
When she’s not writing or traveling, she can be found enjoying the company of her faithful 80-pound dog, Sisko, and her three cats. She also loves going to the movies, bookstore, or indulging in her passion for makeup and shoes.
You can connect with Donna on her website, which is dedicated to the Dragon Kings and all the other series that make up the Dark World.
In the world of historical romance, few authors can rival the skill and expertise of Donna Grant. Her 2010 novel Wicked Highlander, published on November 2, 2010, is a prime example of her ability to craft elegantly written tales of love, passion, and adventure set against the backdrop of Scotland’s wild and rugged landscape.
Wicked Highlander is the eighth book in Grant’s Highlander series, and it continues the story of the MacLeod clan, who have been cursed by their enemies to live forever as immortal warriors. The novel follows the story of Darach, a powerful and handsome Highland warrior, who has sworn to protect his people from the evil forces that seek to destroy them.
The story takes place in the early 17th century, amidst the turmoil and chaos of Scotland’s violent past. The main characters are Darach and his love interest, Kenna, a strong-willed and independent woman who is determined to fight for her people’s freedom.
Wicked Highlander is a richly detailed and atmospheric novel, with vivid descriptions of the Scottish countryside and a cast of well-drawn and memorable characters. Grant’s writing is lyrical and evocative, and she captures the passionate spirit of the Highland people with grace and skill.
One of the strengths of Wicked Highlander is its nuanced portrayal of the historical context in which it is set. Grant does an excellent job of weaving together historical details and fictional elements to create a story that feels both authentic and compelling.
She also explores themes of loyalty, courage, and sacrifice, which are central to the Highlanders’ way of life, and imbues her characters with a sense of honor and integrity that is admirable and moving. Another strength of the book is the chemistry between Darach and Kenna.
Grant excels at creating believable and emotionally resonant romances, and in Wicked Highlander, she delivers a passionate and complex love story that will leave readers rooting for the couple to overcome their obstacles and find happiness together. That being said, there are a few flaws in the novel that are worth mentioning.
The pacing of the plot is uneven at times, with some sections feeling slow and others rushed. Additionally, some of the supporting characters could have been more fully developed, as they sometimes feel like caricatures rather than flesh-and-blood people.
Despite these minor quibbles, Wicked Highlander is a fantastic novel that will appeal to fans of historical romance and Scottish fiction. It’s a beautifully written and engrossing story that transports readers to a vivid and fascinating world full of danger, magic, and passion.
Overall, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a well-crafted and engaging read. Rating: 4/5 stars