Review: Seduced by Her Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham

Seduced by Her Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham
Series: The MacKinloch Clan (#2)
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Page Count: 288
Source:  NetGalley for review

Alex MacKinloch is chief of his clan and, in these dark times of unrest, he has united his people.

The void between him and his wife is proving a much harder challenge. When Alex discovers Laren has been keeping secrets from him, his thinly veiled frustration can no longer be contained.

The pleasures of the marital bed seem long forgotten to Laren. Yet her warrior husband is looking at her with increasingly hungry eyes… This powerful highlander has seduction on his mind and his wife in his sights!

Review:  I’m a sucker for a good medieval romance.  There’s just something about the primitive culture (at least by our standards, they were actually pretty advanced if you think about it) and the uber alpha males.  And if you put that medieval story in the Scottish highlands… well, be still my heart.  Seduced by Her Highland Warrior has all the ingredients I need for a winning read.

I found that I really enjoyed this book, the first I’ve ever read from Michelle Willingham.  The premise was one that is not normally seen in a romance, but more often in chick-lit.  The main characters, in this case Alex and Laren, are already married, but have drifted apart.  The romance comes from them trying to repair the rift that separates them.  Alex is that alpha male, but also feels deeply for his family and clan and will do anything for them.  Laren isn’t your normal chieftain’s wife.  She’s shy and withdrawn and is carrying a secret. Following an attack on their home, Alex realizes how much he and his wife have drifted and while rebuilding their home, he decides to rebuild their relationship as well.  Laren wants to repair the rift, but isn’t sure she’s able to trust Alex again after he inadvertently broke her heart and isn’t sure how he will react about her secret.

This book has it all — an interesting premise, notable characters, romance and such descriptive scenes that made it feel like I was watching them on a screen.  After finishing the book, I realized that it’s the second in a series.  Now I need to go hunt down book one.

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