Review: Highland Healer by Willa Blair

Highland Healer by Willa Blair
Series: Highland Talents (# 1)
Release Date: January 17, 2013
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages: 330
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

He needs her for his clan. He wants her for himself. Can he have both? Toran Lathan never expected to become Laird, and never expected to meet a woman like Aileanna Shaw. Her healing ability is just what his people need, but Toran cannot resist her beauty. Yet will loving him destroy her ability to heal? Aileanna Shaw has a healing touch–and a special talent she must keep secret. Stolen from her home by a marauding army, she’s kidnapped again by the Highland Laird she heals. Is she a prize of war, or the prize of his heart? While Toran battles the invading lowland army, he also battles his desire for Aileanna. And Aileanna must decide if she can trust her secrets to this fierce warrior who needs her talent, but wants her love.

 

Review: Highland Healer was a great Highland novel with original and pleasantly placed areas of paranormal elements. This novel had so many subplots that added to the original story. Willa did a great job maintaining the integrity of the main story while using the multitude of secondary characters to move it forward.

Usually in a Highland novel the hero is often times an extreme alpha male that “seduces” his heroine and then falls in love with her. Uniquely that was not the case in Highland Healer even though Lathan sure did try. I found it to be pleasant and humorous that Aileanna could keep Lathan and other men at bay to protect her virtue by only using her special Talent. I loved the amount of integrity and courage that Aileanna showed when after facing so much tragedy she never once used her talents for her own gain.

This is a great novel. Lovers of Hannah Howell’s highland novels will love this just as well.