Review: Highland Promise (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod #1) by Alyson McLayne

I found an awesome new historical series to dive into! Highlanders for the win! Highland Promise was so fun and entertaining, I’m excited for the next story in the series. :-)



Review: Highland Promise (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod #1) by Alyson McLayne | About That Story 

Highland Promise (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod #1) by Alyson McLayne 


Five boys destined to become Highland lairds are fostered together as brothers. Darach, Lachlan, Callum, Gavin and Kerr fight for their clans, for each other, and for their own true loves.

When forced to choose between duty and honor...

Darach MacKenzie vowed never again to let a woman near his heart after his betrothed betrayed him. It sparked an intense feud between his clan and the Frasers. With all-out war on the wind, Darach can't be distracted—not even by a sweet and charming lass who desperately needs his help.

This Highland Laird will find a way to have both...

When Darach rescued Caitlin MacInnes from the clutches of vile Laird Fraser, she vowed to never let men or misery rule her life again. With Darach and the MacKenzie clan, Caitlin finally feels safe. But when Laird Fraser shows up to claim what's rightfully his, or go to war, Darach will have to use all his brawn and brains to protect Caitlin—even if it means losing his heart.


4 out of 5 stars

This was so fun! There were just so many great moments that made me laugh. I found the hero and heroine so endearing. Great introduction to the series as well. It was just so entertaining and I enjoyed it immensely!

I could not get enough of the heroine Caitlin. She was so naïve and could be exasperating but it made for so many entertaining moments, I'd burst out laughing. She was so sweet and bold, I couldn't help but love her even though I wanted to roll my eyes at her a few times. I really liked Darach, he was stubborn and set in his ways but he was strong,  sexy, and so likable. I seriously have a thing for Highlander's.

Caitlin and Darach have a sweet chemistry together and I liked the development of their relationship. The two of them coming together was ridiculously fun. There were just so many great scenes and interactions that had me smiling. There’s also a simmering passion happening between them that I really enjoyed. When the heat turns up, it's nice and hot. In the beginning, Caitlin was almost a bit much since she was so naïve but by the end, that quirk fit her personality perfectly and somehow even though I kept shaking my head at her, I loved her that much more for it.

The writing was great. I like the speech pattern for the language, it flowed nicely and isn't to dialect heavy, just the right amount so I could hear the Scottish accent in my head while reading. There was a nice cast of characters introduced. I'm excited for Lachlan story next. There's a good brother camaraderie happening that I'm a sucker for.

The story has a nice steady pace, it was lots of fun, a light read for the most part with some action thrown in. It was just an entertaining, awesome read!



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Highland Conquest

Highland Conquest (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod #2)

Amazon | Releases February 6, 2018


Laird Lachlan MacKay never planned on leading his clan, but when his older brother was murdered, he was left with no choice. His vow to avenge his brother has led him to the MacPherson clan—and their bewitching healer, Amber.


Amber MacPherson is desperate. Dressed as a boy to escape her clan's treacherous leader, she runs right into Lachlan—who orders her detained. At first she causes him nothing but frustration, especially when she blackmails him into helping her clan. But when she's threatened by the same man who murdered his brother, Lachlan will do whatever it takes to keep her safe—and by his side.

Who’s a fan of highlanders? So far they seem to be my favorite when it comes to historical romance. Let me know some of your favorites!

Review: Highland Promise (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod #1) by Alyson McLayne | About That Story


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