Review: Highlander Entangled by Vonda Sinclair

Highlander Entangled by Vonda Sinclair
Series:  Highland Adventure (# 9)
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Publisher: self published
Pages: 332
Source: book provided by author for review



Lady Kristina MacQueen suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a ruthless Highland chief, Blackburn MacCromar. Two years later, he kidnaps her for a journey across the chilly, windblown Scottish Highlands to flush out her sister, Anna—the woman Blackburn forced to wed him. Red Holme, Blackburn’s second-in-command, is equally brutal and determined to possess Kristina.

A Highland warrior and future chief, Colin Cameron has no intention of becoming entangled in the whims of another highborn lady. However, upon witnessing Lady Kristina being held hostage by the enemy, a knife to her throat, he resolves to rescue her and bring her to safety. When Red Holme sees Colin Cameron, he recognizes his enemy from a decade earlier and craves revenge even more than he lusts for the lady. But he is determined to have both.

Colin is the most charismatic and heroic man Kristina has ever met, and he awakens her woman’s instincts. He might be her only chance to experience a brief moment of passion. Even so, she holds no illusions about marriage, for no worthy man will find her blindness and scars appealing, or see them as beneficial traits in a wife. But she can’t see how he looks at her. Though Colin has sworn to never fall in love again, he cannot defend his heart against the strong, spirited and lovely lass who is like none other he has ever met.


Review:  I enjoy books set in Scotland but don’t seem to  read as many as I plan to.  Sinclair is a new to me author.  I’ve come across her books before but somehow they never made it to the top of my list.  After reading the ninth book in the Highland Adventure Series, Highlander Entangled, I hope to rectify that soon.

Highlander Entangled, set in Scotland in the early 1600’s, drew me in immediately even though it’s the ninth book in the series but the first one I’ve read.  The first chapter set the stage in giving background information of what was to come in the story that takes place two years  later.  The clans were a little confusing but then I managed to sort them out and the story flowed smoothly from then on.  There was a depth to the characters due to the lives they’ve led.  This is Kristina and Colin’s story but it is so much more.  Her sister, Anna, along with her husband, Neacal, are woven throughout, and we learn about their love but the horrors they’ve both endured before being there for one another.  Similar to what it seems Kristina and Colin must go through in order to be together but different since Kristina is blind and also has scars on one side of her face.  Watching the chemistry between Kristina and Colin when neither is looking for a partner or love was heartfelt and heartwarming.  When they doubted themselves or the other’s feelings it was heart-wrenching and so, so sad.

The clansmen involved would all go to their death protecting their chief or laird and unfortunately, some do. There are beautiful descriptions of the lands and the castles.  The battles that ensue are vivid and made me feel that I was there.  The ruthlessness of Blackburn and Holme, his second-in-command, was incomprehensible and their focused hatred of the clans and others was definitely one track and colored every one of their actions.  There were twists and turns to the story and every detail played a role.  There was nice closure and a happily ever after and the epilogue was a nice touch but left me wanting more.  There were enough loose ends and hints to take us to the next stories.  I, for one, can’t wait.

Favorite Quote:  As she floated toward sleep, she visualized herself walking with Colin, hand in hand, up a beautiful, heather-covered hill.  Everything around her was so bright and vivid-the purple heather, the green grass, the blue sky reflecting off the loch…