MacLean's Passion, Highland Pride, #2)
By Sharon Cullen
Colin MacLean has always felt like a black sheep—especially after his brothers are slain before his eyes in the Battle of Culloden. A smuggler by trade, Colin makes for an embarrassing chieftain. He can’t even save his friends from their British pursuers without getting himself captured. But before he is martyred by the hangman’s noose, Colin escapes with his cellmate, a brave lad he’s come to admire. It’s only in the depths of the Highlands that Colin discovers the lad is a lass—and a bonnie one at that.
Raised by her older brothers, Maggie Sinclair can drink a pint in no time flat and wield a dagger with the best of ’em. Still, men have always excluded her and women have always shunned her. Colin makes her feel different. His wild spirit and rugged good looks have Maggie reconsidering her less than ladylike ways. For the first time, she’s tempted to put on a gown, just to see how Colin would react. She can only imagine what might happen next: a kiss . . . a touch . . . and perhaps enough sultry heat to melt a cold Highland night.
Another great book from Ms Cullen. I read till it was done had to find out what would happen.
Maggie was a great character and she made the story actually she over took the story from Colin. She was determined and strong yet wanted to be loved and accepted. She was a woman beyond her time. Maggie definitely broke the mold! I did like that Colin never tried to change her and respected her for who she was not what she should be.
I know Colin had guilt and remorse, but sometimes his self loathing got on my nerves. Maggie never stopped believing in him and supporting him. Just another way she stole the story.
Good historical read. The next installment I think will be good too.
Received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley for a honest review.