Title – To Steal a Highlander’s Heart
Author – Samantha Holt
Genre – Medieval Romance
Publication Date – 30th September 2013
Publisher – Indie
Cover Artist – Kim Killion
Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue.
Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry.
Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faeries meddling help or hinder his cause?
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First I would like to say that the cover was definitely the best choice for this book all the way to the character profiles, the story is about two different people from various clans in the highlands.
Alana and Morgann are from two different clans who used to be on friendly terms and grew up together until a stake was driven between two and now they are enemy clans. Now years later Morgann has a plan but you will have to read the book to find out what he has planned. I loved Alana and her constant drive to become free (trust me she has some COURAGE and SPIRIT), and has her beauty to match it. You also have Morgann who has grown up into a strong, tall, and very handsome warrior who is only trying to right what was wronged to his family, including giving what the “stepmother” deserves. There are a couple of characters in this book who I think just needs to be taken care of.
And to add to the amazing book, the author gave an extra and added a little bit of magic (they believed in magic during those times) so it is perfect to me. They are continuously fighting their feelings, and how long can they deny each other? LOL..
Romances that are from a different time and definitely if they include a sexy highlander type warrior and magic is always a plus in my books. Mrs. Samantha Holt has outdone herself with this book, even though this book was a short length the speed to me did not feel rushed; also, the plot and characters are well defined and thought out all the way down to the magical character you will meet when you read it.
I will definitely keep my eye out for upcoming books by this author. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
“Will ye cease fighting me if I explain?”
The hold around her hands released as he watched her closely. But she knew better than to fight him. It didn’t mean she’d stop trying to escape. Nay, she just had to choose her moment more carefully. The warrior was obviously determined to take her.
She made the mistake of holding his gaze as he made to climb off and her chest tightened. He paused and they stared at each other. Emotion simmered behind his gaze, the anger gone, and Alana couldn’t tell if the emotion was targeted at her or something else. All she knew was the feeling of having his strong weight on top of her, his gaze boring into her, stole all sensible thought and turned her into one quivering mass of sensations.
Endless moments stretched on as she waited for Morgann to look away, to break the connection, but he stared brazenly on as his gaze trailed over her face. What did he see? As she gaped up at him, the irate warrior dissolved into a flesh and blood man and she recalled how much she used to adore him. When Morgann was banished from her father’s lands, she’d been heartbroken at losing her friend, but with the blazing sensation of having him flattened against her, she remembered it wasn’t just the loss of his friendship that hurt her so. She’d always silently hoped Morgann would play a bigger role in her future.
But that didn’t change the fact he was taking her against her will and she would not go meekly, regardless of what she once felt for him. She wouldn’t put herself and her clan in danger all because they’d once been friends. If only she could ignore the sensuous pull of his lips or the darkening of his pupils as a rough finger drew a path over her cheek.
A crack ripped across the sky and they both jolted. Pushing to standing, Morgann helped her up and grimaced as he eyed her. Aware of the mud coating her, she swiped a hand across her face as her cheeks heated. Tilting her head up, she hoped the rain would at least be useful for something and not only rinse away some of the dirt but also cool her down. The way the man made her skin blister was extremely disconcerting.
Morgann muttered a curse, drawing her attention back to him as he raked a hand through his hair and yanked some rope from the leather pouch hanging from his saddle. As he turned back to her, rope held out, Alana shrank away.
“Ye cannae mean to tie me up, surely?”
Dark, haunted, angry.
Morgann carries the burden of being the Laird of Glencolum while his father is sick. Once a playful lad, his one mistake has led to years of bloodshed and strife. He spends his days running Glencolum Keep and worrying for his father’s health. With his stepmother plotting against him, his only focus is ensuring the truth comes to light and that she is brought to justice. That is until he captures Alana…
Spirited, stubborn, caring.
As the only Campbell daughter, Alana has a duty to protect her clan. After years of being hidden away in her father’s keep, the lively lass is desperate from some freedom. She takes her responsibilities seriously, having taken on her late mother’s duties for many years, but she yearns for some time away from the castle. She also misses her close friend, Morgann MacRae, who she spent many years with when they were growing up. She longs for the days when the clans worked closely together. Unfortunately it looks like Alana will never get her wish when her only day of freedom leads to her being captured by the very man she missed so much.
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Thief of my Heart – Sinead O’Connor
Capercallie –Crime of Passion
Runaway- The Corrs
Two Steps From Hell – Heart of Courage
For the Love of a Princess – James Horner
I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
Better Days – The Goo Goo Dolls
Call Me – Shinedown
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Need you Now – Lady Antebellum
Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
Steal Your Heart – Augustana
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Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and husband. She’s a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember.
Having studied archaeology, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her passion for romance to create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there’s nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.
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