Review: My Notorious Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

My Notorious Highlander by Vonda Sinclair
Series: Highland Adventure (# 5)
Release Date: December 20, 2013
Publisher: self published
Pages: 282
Source: book provided by the author for review



Chief Torrin MacLeod vows to possess and wed the spirited lady who stole his heart the previous winter. But Lady Jessie MacKay wants naught to do with the dangerous warrior, no matter how devilishly handsome and charming he is. When Torrin arrives unexpectedly at Jessie’s home, along with Gregor MacBain, a man Jessie was formerly handfasted to, she is thrown off-kilter. She never wanted to see either man again, but now they are vying for her hand. Torrin promises to protect her from the devious MacBain, but how can she trust Torrin when she has witnessed how lethal he is?

The more time Torrin spends with the strong and independent Jessie, the more determined he is to win her heart. Once she allows him a kiss, he feels her passion flame as hot as his own. After she knows Torrin better, Jessie finds herself falling for the fearsome Highlander. But the odds are stacked against them. The sinister MacBain is bent on kidnapping Jessie, making her his bride and killing Torrin, while Jessie’s conniving younger brother, Haldane, is determined to use Jessie to take over the castle in his older brother’s absence. Jessie fears she can never be with the man she loves, while Torrin will do everything in his power to ensure they are together forever. In his heart, she is the only lady for him.

Review: Ms. Sinclair delivers another captivating Highland story with ‘My Notorious Highlander’. We get the chance to meet and fall in love with Chief Torrin Macleod and Lady Jessie Mackay in this story that is told with passion, heat and intense sexuality.

Torrin met Jessie seven months ago and was instantly smitten. Falling in love.  Jessie on the other hand was attracted to Torrin but because of her past was not as quick to trust or fall in love for that matter.

Ms. Sinclair gives us everything we want in a highland laird just as she always does. Someone that is strong, fierce, stubborn, honorable, and sexy as hell and most of all tender while being fantastic when it comes to making love. This off course is the perfect complement to our heroine Jessie who just happens to be just as stubborn in a smart, courageous, caring and strong way.  I loved seeing the lengths that a laird who could have anyone would go to win over the one he loves. Torrin knew that Jessie was his one true love. He was in it for the long run and showed determination in gaining her trust.

Adding in the villain’s to the story was just the right amount to add depth and excitement bringing the whole story to a place that captivates the reader so that they don’t want to put the book down at all.

The action scenes with the sword play was written so that you are able to visualize what is going on also allowing you the opportunity to actually feel as if you were there watching everything as it was happening.

Throughout this series it has always seem realistic as Ms. Sinclair pits siblings against each bringing it to life while placing you in the middle.  The melting hot sex scenes blended into the story making it seem as if you the reader were spying on the action…but, it really was fun and entertaining to spy…

As always the lending of well written dialogue, a captivating story, lovable characters, beautiful scenery, steamy sex scenes and depth make for another story that warms your heart.  I once again enjoyed this fast paced-entertaining story in the Highland Adventure Series.  Ms. Sinclair gave us a small glimpse to the future and I for one can’t wait. A nice summer… okay…a nice anytime read. For those that crave satisfying romance.