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Monday, April 10, 2017

Quote-tastic/Review-- The Lady and the Highlander (A Highland Fairy Tale #3) by Lecia Cornwall

I'm such a sucker for a retelling. This series from Cornwall. Total catnip. Retellings...set in the highlands. Yall!

This was a really different one for me since the hero spent most of the story...hunting the heroine.

Anywho, this quote was once they had a bit of an understanding. It just struck me as really funny.

They waited until the girl's footsteps had faded away on the stairs. Iain swung the door shut and flicked the lock with his thumb. Then she was in his arms, and his mouth was on hers, hungry. He grabbed her skirt, pulled it up, and she fumbled with the buttons on his breeches. "A kilt," she said. "You need to wear a kilt." 



I totally thought this was going to be a little red riding hood retelling. But! The Lady and the Highlander is all about snow white and...is set in the Scottish highlands. Oh...my word. Yes, please!

The quick of it is that Laire's dad is getting married and, well, his new wife is a crazy sadistic witch...quite literally. But she's oh so lovely! Things come about and with her whole family bewitched it's now up to Laire to save her entire clan from her stepmother's evil clutches. She'll just have to escape the Huntsman first!

An innocent heroine with a backbone of steel, fierce determination and a caring heart. And a hero who's soul is dark after many acts of evil over the years-- he's had his reasons--but that has some kindness deep below the layers. Oh yeah. Laire and Iain captured my attention. The romance was interesting since Iain's been tasked with hunting Laire and killing her and, well, goes for it. Yeah. That makes all those romantical feelings a spot pesky! Right? But it was neat seeing their transformation, his redemption, her will to live and intelligence. And, aw, in the end I was like yes!!!! YES!!

I've really loved this series so far. This one was a spot darker than the previous two books but it was a very good read. Dark magic, lust, the highlands. I'm ready for more from Cornwall. She's spun such interesting takes on fairytales and I've loved every second of it.
Laire MacLeod’s father has married a mysterious widow who is a vain beauty that deals with potions and spells. Laire does not drink them with the rest of her family and is the only one who could see through her stepmother’s games. When Laire flees to find help from her Uncle the Lady’s huntsman follows her with orders to kill. Laire must survive in a dangerous new city and find the antidote to a poisonous potion before it is too late.

Iain Lindsay is cursed. He is bound for seven years to be the hunter of a Lady who uses him to bring back birds to use in her potions. When Laire MacLeod escapes the Lady’s nets, Iain tracks her to Edinburgh, where she’s found shelter with an unusual band of thieves, but he cannot bring himself to harm her. Instead, he finds himself falling in love with the MacLeod beauty.

But a Highlander’s oath is his bond, and the price for helping her is death, both his own, and of those he loves.

Amazon | Goodreads | Cornwall on HCBS
 
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