Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I won this book via a goodreads giveaway. Thank you Ms. Clenney. :)
I was pleasantly suprised by this book. I found Bree to be a fantastic female lead. She's very stong willed and independent while vulnerable at the same time. Emotionally atleast. Bree is always on the hunt. She enjoys digging up the past and making sense of it. Literally. She has inherited her late grandmothers home and on that land lies the family graveyard. What lay buried underground, right in her back yard, will change her life, as she knows it, forever. Enter Faelan.
Faelan is a warrior who has been trapped in a time vault for 150 years. She invites him to her home to tend to his wounds, help his recovery while neither are quite sure of the other. The only thing that is for sure, is Faelan's draw to her. It's as though he can't control it. While Bree has a horrible relationship track record, and knows she should ward off men, Faelan is'nt easily ignored.
I loved the back and forth between the two leads. I laughed out loud numerous times as Faelan tried to figure out if Bree was "touched in the head". Women from his time were not like Bree. He is baffled that she lives by herself, let alone works outside of the home. This of course is infuriating to Bree, though, the way he looks at her......
For me, the "action" is this book was secondary, it was the "dance" between the two leads that sucked me in and kept me there. Faelan is just delish, plain and simple. I loved his inner monologue in regards to his feelings for Bree. I hope to also learn more about Bree in the second installment. There is definately more to her. The reader is left wondering just who she is exactly.
Ms. Clenney did a great job of not "revealing" too soon. I had a couple of cases of "Just when you think you know....." so that was an added bonus. She also peaked my interest in one of the secondary characters. Ronan. I loved he was written into the story and his interaction with both Bree and Faelan. Again, delish. I want to know more about him and the secrets that he keeps.
Nicely done. Can't wait to read Embrace the Highland Warrior in Nov.
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