Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Untamed Highlander by Donna Grant ~ Review

The Dark Sword series reins in the magic, passion, and fury of Scotland’s legendary warriors—for whom love is always worth fighting for…


Druid-born and magic-blessed, Isla is one of the deadliest she-devils ever to serve the forces of darkness. As an immortal Highland warrior, it’s up to Hayden Campbell to destroy her and her kind. But for Hayden, Isla is more than a sworn enemy. She is temptation…


Taking Isla captive, Hayden hopes to avenge his kinsmen who died by Druid magic. But when he looks into Isla’s eyes, he sees the secrets of her past. When he touches her skin, he feels the passion in her soul. And soon Hayden comes to realize that this beautiful, beguiling woman is not his enemy at all—she is his destiny. And, even as the forces of darkness conspire against them, their love will conquer all…

As the first book in the series that is not centered on one of the MacLeod brothers, I will admit to being nervous.  Add to that, the druid involved is none other than Isla, who was forced to become a drough.  And the Warrior is Hayden, who hates ALL droughs on sight.  Not sure how that was going to work out.  But it did and I really did enjoy it.  

Lots and lots of emotions in this one.  The characters felt so real too.  What was more, they were dealing with the idea that there is good and bad in everyone.  And how do you deal with choices that were forced upon someone?  Is it there fault or are they judged by who they are now.  It was not an easy answer.  I was glad that these two characters were up to the task.  Both carry some evil and have done things they wish they hadn't had to, but they are drawn to each other, and learn to care for each other.

I was glad there wasn't an easy answer for these two.  I would have been disappointed if that were the case.  There needed to be a struggle as they both come to terms with who they are and what they've had to go through.  

No surprise that the evil drough, Deirdre is not completely gone.  Saw that coming in the last book.  No way it was that easy to get rid of the witch...yeah you know what I want to call her.  She freaks me out with her temper tantrums and speaking to the devil scenes.  I really am hoping they find a way to get completely rid of her by the end of this series.  Seriously can't have her hanging around.

I really enjoy the family that is being built at MacLeod castle.  It's this home for those fighting against Deirdre but it's also a lot of peeps that don't fit other places.  They work together to make a place that's safe and comfortable.  I love that the castle sits on the cliffs overlooking the sea.  The sea played a part in this story.  I love the water.  It's soothing whether it's the sea or a lake.  So it was so nice having it become a part of the story.

I've enjoyed this series so much.  It's nice to put a story to the names I already knew from the spin-off series.  Each book could be read as a stand alone, but they are so good you'll want to devour them all.


These two were drawn to each other and had to work out their issues.  Through their struggle, I fell for them and their story.

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