Review: Seduction of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Seduction of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Series: Highland Warriors (# 3)
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher:  Forever
Pages: 432
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

At the King’s request, chieftain Alasdair MacDonald has sworn to preserve the peace in the Glen of Many Legends. Though he’s handsome and fearless, his warrior’s heart belongs only to his beloved land-until the fair sister of his oldest enemy shatters his defenses, branding his skin with a single touch, and sealing his fate with one stolen kiss . . .

Lady Marjory Mackintosh will do anything to unite the warring clans, even seduce Alasdair MacDonald. She has loved the rugged Highlander since she first saw him and now, as temptation leads to surrender, Marjory dares to possess him, body and soul. But a dangerous new menace enters the Glen, and he will stop at nothing to strip Alasdair of his honor-and the only woman who can claim his heart.

 

Review: Alasdair and Marjory’s story is the final installment in the Highland Warrior trilogy. This completes the trio of tales surrounding the Glen of Many Legends. I greeted it with mixed emotions because I enjoy coming to the end of a series and knowing how the author ties everything together, but I am always sad when the ending means saying goodbye to characters that have become like dear friends.

Marjory has been strong and has been unwavering in her belief that her future lies with Alasdair. Marjory’s brother would rather marry her to a stranger and send her far away from the Glen than to ever let Alasdair marry her. Marjory has an abundance of perseverance and tenacity she also possesses human weaknesses like self-doubt and the ability to fall prey to the machinations of others and without those things we would never have an interesting novel so thank goodness for those wonderful things.

Alasdair has always believed that his honor and his clan must come first. Even though he does attempt to court Marjory in his own way, not only is he thwarted by her brother but he finds that there are other forces conspiring against him as well. I found that his ability to lead his men and be honorable in his dealings made me admire him even when he did other things that drove me bonkers. When families, love and honor are involved there will always be drama and misunderstanding and that will usually translate to great storytelling.

I have read many of the books by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and I have recommended them to my friends. I did enjoy this story it was not my most favorite of the three from this series. Some parts of the book went a bit slowly for me and I was disappointed in some of the main characters in the glen were not really present at all. I did love how the highlanders of the glen were woven with the legends of the highlanders of the past to create such a wonderful tale. I always like when there are a few different things going on in a book and Ms. Welfonder always writes to keep me thinking. When there are a few threads running throughout multiple books I enjoy reading those books quite a bit.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys highlanders, legends and family feuds.