Review: Beneath A Highland Moon by Gwyn Brodie

Beneath a Highland Moon by Gwyn Brodie
Series:  Highland Moon (# 1)
Release Date:  April 24, 2013
Publisher:  self published
Pages:  177
Source:  book provided by the author for review

After her clan’s castle falls under siege, the fair-haired Lady Jillian MacRae finds a way to escape with her four-year-old brother, seeking help from the handsome Kade MacLachlan, laird and master of Ravenskull Castle. Four years past their love had been strong—until her father betrothed her to another man who was later killed. Now, it is Kade she turns to for help in regaining control of her own castle from the wicked man who has taken over and intends to marry her. Once she is again face-to-face with Kade, she realizes the love she thought she’d put aside is alive and thriving.

Kade is speechless when the beautiful Jillian offers herself to him in exchange for protecting her young brother and banishing the intruders from her castle—an offer he is more than willing to accept. He has no intention of allowing her to slip through his fingers again. And when her life hangs in the balance, he will not let anything—or anyone—stop him from saving her, even as his own life dangles by a thread.

 

Review:  A keeper for sure.  I found myself being drawn into the story right from the beginning.  Jillian and Kade romance started out right away and although miles and years pulled them apart along with life, if was nice to know that true love always finds its way back to you.  Makes you believe in true love all over again.

Jillian finds that she is in desperate need of a hero.  Kade fits the bill.  Kade at one time had asked for Jillian’s hand in marriage only to be turned down because she was promised to someone else.  Years later Jillian’s parents have died.  She has to protect her young brother when her cousin comes to try and take over the keep and what is rightfully hers.  The only one she can turn to and trust is Kade.

Jillian and her very young brother find Kade.  The intensity in which they were in love when they were younger is still there.

She offers herself to Kade for protection in return.  Circumstances kept getting in the way of their HEA.

I loved the characters they were easy to fall in love with.  They were realistic.  Even the evil, leering cousin was very lifelike.  Jillian was very loyal to her brother knowing that no matter what happened to her she had to keep him safe.  Kade was the perfect hero.  He was strong, sexy, gentle and very protective.  He was definitely {{{{sigh}}} worthy.   Ms. Brodie did do an excellent job of the description of the kisses that left steam lifting off the pages…and me wanting more.

I loved the fierce loyalty of the servants even knowing that they could at any time be beaten…and yet they never once faulted in their love for Jillian and Ian.  Kade had some trusted friends who went to great lengths to help him also.

The Highlands have always drawn me to them however; I really would have enjoyed a bit more of the description of the said highlands and also of the castles/keeps.  Overall this is a very nice start and I am looking forward to the next in the series.  No mention of the men wearing Kilts…I guess I will use my imagination.