"The Highlander's Forbidden Bride"

"The Highlander's Forbidden Bride"
by Donna Fletcher

Source: bought

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Ronan Sinclare and his brother, Cavan, were captured and tortured by the barbarian Mordrac and even tortured by his daughter, Carissa. Cavan managed to escape, but Ronan remained and endured even more torture from Carissa. His only relief was from the slave, Hope, who tended his wounds, including his eyes that were swollen shut, preventing him from being able to see her. After being sold to mercenaries by Carissa, Ronan vowed revenge on her, both for his own torture and for his beloved Hope's murder. Ronan succeeds in kidnapping Carissa, but learns that this barbarian is so much more than meets the eye.

Donna Fletcher never fails to disappoint me. I like my heroes to be sweet and loving, and she just writes this type of hero so well! Sure, Ronan is grouchy and even hates Carissa at first, but somehow, Fletcher has him as sweet and romantic as his brothers by the midpoint of the story. I love that even though the leads often butt heads, neither is outright disrespectful or does or says anything that is unforgivable.

I think it's pretty clear that I loved Ronan, and Carissa was an exceptional character as well. She was so complex and the layers of her personality become understandable as we learn her motives.

The Sinclare clan plays a big role in this story. All of the characters feel so familiar by this book, it's like seeing old friends again. I'm not sure if this was the final book in the series, but if there are more, I will be sure to read them too.

Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5 (I love those Sinclares!!)

Setting: 4/5

Romance: 5/5
Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 4/5 (love the retro covers, I can't help it!)

Writing: 5/5

Bottom Line:

While this wasn't my favorite book by Donna Fletcher, it still lives up to what I have come to expect from her as an author- A super sweet romantic story with a hero who has that really rare mix of strength and tenderness. He's head over heels for this woman and he's not afraid to show it!


  1. Only pointing out one thing: Cover. Mmmm..... Thanks for the review.

  2. I love the cover too, Sheri! Love those retro covers :) Thanks for reading my review!!

  3. Woo..what a tempting man-wearing-kilt!haha..love the cover too..a strong but tender man is such a gentleman.. =)

  4. *Sigh* HIGHLANDERS!!!!!!!!!! :-P
    Thank you for another great review.

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm really enjoying looking around yours. You have a nice mix of books here and since I'm actually in the mood for a good romance, this was the perfect place to visit. I've never read anything by Donna Fletcher but I now have to giver her a try.

  6. Darlyn, I totally agree! Ronan is such a gentleman :)

    Renee, don't you just love Highlanders?!! Thanks so much!!

    Simcha, thanks for stopping by!! Donna Fletcher is one of my favorite authors!

  7. Highlanders are a weakness of mine too. You know there is something to a man who can pull off a kilt - plus knowing they didn't wear anything under? lol And I have to admit that accent kills me. {{sigh}}

    Ah well - back to reality. lol I have an award for you on my latest blog.

  8. Thanks, Lee!! You gotta love a highlander :) Thanks so much for the award, I'll go check it out!!

  9. Awesome review. Cover thought: He kind of reminds me of a buff Orlando Bloom for some reason.

  10. Thanks, Juju!! He does look a little like Orlando!! Which is a good thing :)


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