The Highlander’s Enchantment

He was her husband, her protector, and she needed him.

Eliza Knight
The Highlander’s Enchantment

Format:
Audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Lady Blair Sutherland has always followed the rules. As the youngest of five, she’s spent years observing her older siblings misbehaving—but even more importantly she’s learned a lot about smoothing over disputes. On a playful dare with her cousins, Blair writes a fictitious note, and puts it in a bottle, but at the last minute refuses to follow along and send it out to sea. As the months pass, she forgets about what she’s written until a warrior lays siege to her clan’s castle—in her name—claiming her brother is a murderer. For a lass who’s never been in trouble—her world is about to turn itself inside out. 

Laird Edan Rose has been looking for a way to prove himself to his clan after the murder of his older brother. When he was a lad, his father sent him to foster with Robert the Bruce, but never asked him to return home. Gone all these years serving his king, he has to make his mark and show his clan he has what it takes to lead by finding his brother’s killer. When the possible answer to his deliberations comes in the form of a message in a bottle, he wastes no time in taking action. Though he hopes the man responsible for his clan’s pain will surrender, Edan is not afraid to wage war. If he has to, he’ll lay siege to the castle, rescue the lass, and take out his enemies, gaining the respect he seeks.

When a Highlander rides on her brother’s castle, Blair is aware the blame lies at her feet. If the only way to clear her family’s name is by giving herself up to a stranger and helping him find the true assassin—for she’s certain it is not her brother—then she is willing to be the sacrificial lamb. But once she’s in Edan’s arms, the only thing that comes to mind is wondering if his kiss is as powerful as his embrace. Having only desired to show his worth to his clan, Edan is now determined to prove himself worthy of Blair’s heart. However, their passion comes to a halt when the one who wanted his brother dead, decides the two of them are a loftier prize.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POVs, not by chapter but clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts
The Highlander’s Enchantment is the fifth & final book in the Sutherland Legacy series by Eliza Knight. Again, while each book stands on its own – characters and a few minor events from previous books are mentioned and it’s best to listen to these in order.

I admit that the missive in a bottle “set-up” didn’t really work for me as it felt too contrived. That said, once Blair and Eden were together I was as in love with this story and the characters as all the others. Poor Eden just wanted to be a respected warrior and he’s suddenly thrust into being Laird and investigating his brother’s murder. Blair was mostly content to remain the overlooked baby of the family, but she does long to find love, marriage, and a home of her own.

My favorite part of these stories is that Knight creates angst for the couples from external sources. While they have periods of getting to know each other, there’s no pointless relationship drama. Eden & Blair are no different – they are drawn to each other and quickly interest and lust turns to love. Despite a somewhat chaotic backdrop, they are adorable together.

The people of Rose castle have a traitor and murderer in their midst. Even after Connor’s death various people are nearly killed and distrust of the newcomer makes Blair the focus of their suspicions. While keeping them anonymous Knight includes a few creepy sections from this person’s point of view and I liked that it took a while for me to guess who they were.

Again, a great mix of sweet, sexy, mystery, suspense, and peril. It’s a great series that I’ve enjoyed listening to every book of.

Narration:
Antony Ferguson is again a great match with Knight’s writing. He does a wonderful job with voices, accents, and emotions. I really enjoy how he brings all the unique personalities to life.

About the author:
Eliza Knight is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of sizzling historical romance. Under the name E. Knight, she pens riveting historical fiction. She runs the award-winning blog, History Undressed. When not reading, writing and researching, she likes to cuddle up in front of a warm fire with her own knight in shining armor.

You can connect with Eliza Knight here:

About the narrator:
AudioFile Earphones Award winner Antony Ferguson is a native of London, England. He is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off-Broadway, and regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit and was recommended by the “All About Romance” Web site as one of the best male narrators at performing female characters. He lives in Los Angeles.

You can connect with Antony Ferguson here:

My Favorite Quotes

Ye stood on that field of flowers in naught but a night rail looking like ye wanted to do battle with me. – The Highlander’s Enchantment by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson @BlackstoneAudio #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #Mystery #Suspense

She wanted to be a living saint, and now she’d had a taste of what it meant to be wild and…she liked it. – The Highlander’s Enchantment by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson @BlackstoneAudio #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #Mystery #Suspense

You see, my darling, the things we really want—sometimes they come to us disguised as something else. So you must ask yourself what you really want. – The Highlander’s Enchantment by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson @BlackstoneAudio #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #Mystery #Suspense

I canna marry ye simply because I want to keep on kissing ye. – The Highlander’s Enchantment by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson @BlackstoneAudio #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #Mystery #Suspense

They spent the rest of the day in each other’s arms, discovering what made each of them gasp and sigh, until Blair was delirious with happiness and completely sated. – The Highlander’s Enchantment by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson @BlackstoneAudio #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #Mystery #Suspense

He was her husband, her protector, and she needed him. – The Highlander’s Enchantment by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson @BlackstoneAudio #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #Mystery #Suspense

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