Title: Highland Escape
Authors: Cathy MacRae and D. D. MacRae
Genre: Historical Romantic Fantasy
Review Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
Lady Anna Braxton flees to escape an English Lord that wants her for her fortune and property enough to kill her father and brother and force her into an unwanted marriage. She is hiding in the wilds of Scotland when she hears the screams of another woman and goes to her rescue. After her rescue though she finds herself imprisoned in another castle.
Duncan MacGregor sees the woman rescue his sister before he could get there and is totally enchanted by her beauty and abilities. This woman is very different from all the other women he has ever known. She fought fearlessly and quickly with great skill. He is amazed but his father the Laird is afraid of her abilities and imprisons her against his son's advice.
Anna resents her treatment but refuses to tell them anything because she fears that her grandfather could be in danger because of her.
She does find a way to escape and demands an apology for her treatment.
Anna's bravery only makes Duncan more enchanted by her charms.
Finally, word was given to Laird Kenneth about why Anna was floundering around in the wilds of Scotland alone. He feels very bad for putting her in prison and vows she will be adopted into his clan as his daughter but Anna isn't convinced. She doesn't trust any of them.
This is a beautiful story of survival and love. The romance is very erotic and hot too. So you have a great storyline that is interesting and entertaining.
The other characters have their own personalities too especially Laird Kenneth and his daughter Nessa. Laird Kenneth is thoughtful and protective of his clan and family. He cherishes his wife and daughter. Young Nessa is charming and filled with energy and youthful attention. She feels Anna is her sister truly after her rescue and they grow close.
Duncan is so in love with Anna you want to bite nails with him over his hidden desire. He tries to win her with all the skills he possesses. He is deliberate and smart with a strong sense of how valuable Anna is as a woman.
I enjoyed this historical jaunt into the past and recommend it to all lovers of romance and history with a little erotic thrown in for good measure. Enjoy the escape with Anna and escape into Scotland with a Highland romance. I gave it Five Stars for excellence.