Thursday, February 24, 2011

Healing the Highlander by Melissa Mayhue [Review]

Title: Healing the Highlander
Series: Daughters of the Glen, 7
Author: Melissa Mayhue
Genre: Historical Romance
Release: Feb. 22, 2011
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
ISBN-10: 1439190208
ISBN-13: 978-1439190203
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex

3.5 out of 5 Robots!

Book Blurb:
ANDREW MACALISTER longs for a cure to free him from the excruciating pain caused by an old wound, but when he rescues a drowning woman, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. All Drew knows is that this mysterious woman is hiding secrets—and that he’s never felt such a consuming desire before. Yet he cannot deny her request for help, even if it means bringing the detested English army to his Highland clan’s home. 

LEAH NOBLE MCQUARRIE still harbors a deep hatred of the Fae who tortured her eleven years ago, forcing her to escape back in time to the thirteenth century. A descendant of the Fae, Leah denies her heritage and her magical healing abilities. But the English army is holding her beloved adoptive grandfather captive, so Leah must seek help from the Fae—and the captivating man whose touch she craves.

Then Drew discovers Leah’s secrets, and he’s torn between old loyalties and trusting a woman who has the power to give him the future he’s sought—but could destroy his clan forever. . . .

My Review:
Healing the Highlander by Melissa Mayhue is wonderfully adorable. Though it is a bit intense and there is plenty of eventful scenes full of action- I walked away from this book thinking, aw, what a cute story. I haven't read the previous six Daughter of Glen novels and still totally enjoyed this one. It can be read as a standalone novel as the author did a brilliant job at keeping the reader up to speed- I wasn't lost at all. 

I just love that this novel is paranormal, time travel, Scottish and historical romance. If that isn't enough to throw you head first into the story, the intricate writing will be. The pairing is perfect and the chemistry between Leah and Andrew just sparkles. Obviously there is a road full of obstacles and trust issues before we get to the sparkling- but without all that good stuff I'm not sure I could make it through a romance. ;) 

This was my first time reading Melissa Mayhue and I am so glad that I did! I highly recommend this story to those that love historical romance... or anyone who loves the romance genre, really. I can't wait to read more work from Mayhue. Luckily, we don't have to wait long for the next installment. The next Daughter of the Glen story, Highlander's Curse, comes out in March!

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