The Book Corner 3/19/2020: May McGoldrick’s The Highland Sword
The Highland Sword by May McGoldrick. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. Mar. 31, 2020. Netgalley.
Amazon’s blurb: Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion—this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best.
From USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick comes Highland Sword, the third book in the Royal Highlander series.
A VOW FOR VENGEANCE
Fleeing to the Highlands after her father’s murder, fiery Morrigan Drummond has a score to settle with Sir Rupert Burney, the English spymaster responsible for his death. Trained to fight alongside the other rebels determined to break Britain’s hold on Scotland, she swears to avenge her father’s death—until a chance encounter with a barrister as proud and principled as she is presents her with a hard choice…and a bittersweet temptation.
A PLEA FOR PASSION
Aidan Grant has never encountered another woman like dangerous beauty Morrigan—and he has the bruises to prove it. Yet she could be the key to defending two innocent men, as well as striking a death blow to the reprehensible Burney. Convincing Morrigan to help him will take time, but Aidan is willing to wait if it means victory over corrupt government forces and freedom for his people…and Morrigan’s hand in marriage. Can two warriors committed to a cause stand down long enough to open their hearts to a love fierce enough to last…forever?
My Review: To be honest, I was confused through parts of this book as to who was speaking character-wise. It began with Queen of Scotland visiting her son and then jumped to Morrigan who was about to kill a man and beat the daylights out of Aidan Grant. Aidan was there with his brother Sebastian to interview a witness who may be able to save their clients who are about to be executed. Turns out the same man who Morrigan wants dead for personal reasons. It was a fiery romance for sure but I think the multitude of cast members ruined the focus of the story. My Scorecard: C+.