After tumultuous times, Lady Maude MacIntyre’s beloved son is laird and happily wed. Now, the widowed healer and soothsayer yearns to forget her cruel duty marriage and find true love herself. Yet no vision prepares her for a plea to tend Keir Wright: the fierce, stubborn, seasoned warrior once at the heart of her lustiest imaginings.
Years ago banished from the clan, Keir cannot believe the one woman forbidden to him—an ethereal, highborn beauty he’s always craved—would come to his remote dwelling and save his life. But alone together, as they surrender to tenderness and wicked pleasures long denied, he dares to dream of a future where love conquers all…even a chasm in wealth and position.
However, a bitter enemy stalks Keir and Maude, one who won’t rest until old vengeances are complete. Can two world-weary souls find their joyous forever, or will evil snatch their chance at love?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Keir & Maude’s perspectives.
Note: This is the second book in Nicola Davidson’s Glennoe Highlanders series. While I think it’s more fun having read Wicked Passions first, this stands well on its own.
Absolutely delightful! Davidson’s balancing of humor, mystery, suspense, and hot sex are perfect. I love that Keir and Maude are in their 40s (more romance with older MCs!!!!). I’m also a huge fan of single parent trope – Keir’s new status as his niece’s guardian brings all my favorite aspects in. Sorcha is adorable and spunky yet still grieving her parents. Keir may be gruff, but he loves her fiercely and works hard at learning how to parent her.
I adore that Keir and Maude have a chance to experience the love that was forbidden to them for so long. It was also great to catch up on Callum, Allistair, and Isla as well as see their support for Maude & Keir. The angst comes from a threat against them, surviving an attack, and sleuthing the perpetrator. I don’t want to give anything away which leaves me just gushing about what a fun, sexy, riveting read this was.
About the author:
USA Today bestselling author Nicola Davidson worked for many years in media and government communications, but hasn’t looked back since she decided writing erotic historical romance was infinitely more fun. When not chained to a computer, she can be found ambling along one of New Zealand’s beautiful beaches, cheering on the All Blacks rugby team, history geeking on the internet, or daydreaming. If this includes dessert—even better!
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My Favorite Quotes
I’m here now. All will be well, I swear. – Her Wicked Highlander by @NicolaMDavidson #HistoricalRomance #KindleUnlimited #Over40Tweet
I like it when ye say my name. I like your voice. Even if ye are English. – Her Wicked Highlander by @NicolaMDavidson #HistoricalRomance #KindleUnlimited #Over40Tweet
He’d never believed in miracles, but Maude MacIntyre in his bed truly seemed like a glimpse of heaven. – Her Wicked Highlander by @NicolaMDavidson #HistoricalRomance #KindleUnlimited #Over40Tweet
I dinnae ken how such a wee bairn can take up an entire bed. Like an oversized cat. And she’s snoring! – Her Wicked Highlander by @NicolaMDavidson #HistoricalRomance #KindleUnlimited #Over40Tweet
If priests spent even half as much time preaching joy as they did sin and vice, perhaps people would listen. – Her Wicked Highlander by @NicolaMDavidson #HistoricalRomance #KindleUnlimited #Over40Tweet