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3 stars.The hero Artan is one of the second generation Murrays and the heroine Cecily is the niece of his Highlander foster father, a distant relation Artan is also a twin For some reason, my last few books have all featured twins Cecily is a bit of a Cinderella, living in the keep inherited from her lowlander father with her cousins guardians who treated her cruelly Artan was asked by his foster father to bring Cecily to him and dangling his lairdship as a lure if he marries Cecily But w 3 stars.The hero Artan is one of the second generation Murrays and the heroine Cecily is the niece of his Highlander foster father, a distant relation Artan is also a twin For some reason, my last few books have all featured twins Cecily is a bit of a Cinderella, living in the keep inherited from her lowlander father with her cousins guardians who treated her cruelly Artan was asked by his foster father to bring Cecily to him and dangling his lairdship as a lure if he marries Cecily But when Artan finds her in the midst of preparing for her wedding to an English knight, he charms and then kidnaps her back to the highlands, with the Englishman in high pursuit.I found both Artan and Cecily s characters a bit wishy washy It s enough of an entertaining tale but I got to say they could have routed the villain a lot sooner rather than dragging it out view spoiler Also, the whole bit about Cecily s turnaround after Artan s coma just seem unnecessary hide spoiler A sheltered lass who has been convinced that she is worthkess gets to come to this beautiful spot, in the moonlight, and have the handsomest mon she has e er seen not only make love to her but steal her away because she is in danger p.332, loc.4224Author Hannah HowellFirst published 2006Length 351 pages, 4428 locationsSetting Scotland, 1480 Lowlands and Highlands Sex explicit, reasonably frequent First complete time post handfast.Heroine Abused from around the age of 10 by guardian A sheltered lass who has been convinced that she is worthkess gets to come to this beautiful spot, in the moonlight, and have the handsomest mon she has e er seen not only make love to her but steal her away because she is in danger p.332, loc.4224Author Hannah HowellFirst published 2006Length 351 pages, 4428 locationsSetting Scotland, 1480 Lowlands and Highlands Sex explicit, reasonably frequent First complete time post handfast.Heroine Abused from around the age of 10 by guardians Evil Cousins physically, emotionally, economically They were prepared to marry her to a known rapist abuser for their own money security.Series Book 13 of Howell s Murray series Book 3 of Cameron family sub series although sister Isla had her story told in Highland Groom , cousin Ewan had his in Highland Warrior.Includes Excerpt from Highland Savage by Hannah Howell.A good book but clumsy For example, the writing around Cecily s healing is forced and immaterial, and there is text or phrases eating like a piglet repeated from other books But the biggest issue I had was the missing plot points It felt like Howell just didn t bother finishing the book Malcolm appears and then disappears MacInvor appears,,, and disappears The EvilCousins who had such a pivotal role in the beginning fade away Their story, while wrapped up in two sentences during the epilogue, is half told What about the priest What about the jewellery What was in the carts How was it all reclaimed anyway Even Fergus is a caricature who slips away.It just felt half told sigh Howell had some interesting ideas but she failed to write them to fulfilment.A reasonable book, but disappointing.Murray Family view spoiler Three brothers the patriarchs of the Murray FamilyBook 1 Highland Promise Balfour Murray and Maldie Kirkcaldy 1430 Book 2 Highland Honor Nigel Murray and Gisele Deveau 1437 Book 3 Highland Destiny Eric Murray and Bethia Drummond 1444 The daughters Book 4 Highland Vow Elspeth Murray and Cormac Armstrong 1456 Book 5 Highland Knight Avery Murray and Cameron MacAlpin 1458 Book 6 Highland Bride Gillyanne Murray Conor MacEnroy 1465 Relatives grandchildren Book 7 Highland Angel Payton Murray and Kirstie Maclye 1468 Book 8 Highland Groom Ilsa Cameron and Dairmot MacEnroy 1471 Book 9 Highland Warrior Fiona MacEnroy and Ewan MacFingal 1472 Book 10 Highland Conqueror Sigimor Cameron and Jolene Girard 1473 Book 11 Highland Champion Kiera Murray MacKail and Liam Cameron 1475 Book 12 Highland Lover Alana Murray and Gregor MacFingal 1475 hide spoiler Grandsons Book 13 Highland Barbarian Artana Murray and Cecily Donaldson 1480 Book 14 Highland Savage Lucas Murray and Katerina Haldane 1480 Book 15 Highland Wolf Anora MacKay and James Drummond 1477 Book 16 Highland Sinner Tormand Murray and Morainn Ross 1478 References Author s website ISBN 1420100882 CR This book pleased me very much Even though Artan is the only one in the series to marry an actual cousin distant or not and not THAT distant, by the way.., they match each other well Cecily is kind of irritating at times, but I love her fire and unladylike tendencies Artan has been a favorite character in the series and I was excited to finally get to his THIS story fit his character very well Unlike the one with his brother He kept his usual arrogance and wildness as well as his This book pleased me very much Even though Artan is the only one in the series to marry an actual cousin distant or not and not THAT distant, by the way.., they match each other well Cecily is kind of irritating at times, but I love her fire and unladylike tendencies Artan has been a favorite character in the series and I was excited to finally get to his THIS story fit his character very well Unlike the one with his brother He kept his usual arrogance and wildness as well as his sarcasm and even showed hisserious side when needed Courting the girl away from her betrothed and then kidnap her is exactly the type of thing Artan Murray would do The love between Artan and his Sile was strongly felt, I thinkthan any other story in the series so far The way she kept talking to him while he was in a coma until her voice was almost gone was so touching There was so much I loved about this story, i don t even know where to start so I wont lol I will just simply say it was a good read Entertaining story with at times amusing dialogue, although not dreadfully deep The hero is a caricature of brawny warrior, who has almost superhuman abilities to defeat the endless stream of assassins sent his way in cartoonish fighting scenes without his kilt going askew Well, except for the one time when he nearly died fighting ten or so opponents, because the eight sent the previous attack did not do muchthan mess up his locks The heroine is a wee bit muddled about a lot of things, Entertaining story with at times amusing dialogue, although not dreadfully deep The hero is a caricature of brawny warrior, who has almost superhuman abilities to defeat the endless stream of assassins sent his way in cartoonish fighting scenes without his kilt going askew Well, except for the one time when he nearly died fighting ten or so opponents, because the eight sent the previous attack did not do muchthan mess up his locks The heroine is a wee bit muddled about a lot of things, which to be fair is partly due to being brought up by crazed and abusive relatives However, it still got a bit tedious with her swinging like pendulum for and against the hero and switching personalities like undies I do like the uncle, Angus, who is aconsistent and warm character All in all, it was enjoyable without being engrossing.Thank you to NetGalley for providing me the opportunity to review this, although my opinion is my own What can I say except romance novels are my very favorite type of book to read I like romance novels placed in the highlands, it sounds like a very fascinating place. I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher I read this book years ago and I loved it then, I can t say if there were any revisions to this re released version, but I loved it just as much as the first time I read it.Cecily is an orphan living as a poor relation on her late father s estate She has spent the last 12 years believing that she is a burden to her guardians and has been forgotten by her mother s family In an attempt to please her guar I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher I read this book years ago and I loved it then, I can t say if there were any revisions to this re released version, but I loved it just as much as the first time I read it.Cecily is an orphan living as a poor relation on her late father s estate She has spent the last 12 years believing that she is a burden to her guardians and has been forgotten by her mother s family In an attempt to please her guardians, she has agreed to marry a man of their choosing.Sir Artan Murray has been summoned to the bedside of Laird Angus MacReith Angus wants Artan to travel to his late sister s estate and bring his niece back to him He offers to make Artan his heir if he will marry the lass As the second born son, this is a dream come true for Artan, but he will not agree to marry without meeting Cecily first and deciding if they will suit.Artan arrives at Dunburn just as Cecily is preparing to marry Sir Fergus Ogilvey When she sees Artan for the first time, she is captivated Artan is just as taken with her He tells her he has been sent to fetch her for her uncle She has committed to marry and tells Artan that she must think about this before she agrees to go with him.As Artan waits for Cecily to decide, he learns a lot of secrets Including why Angus has not heard from the lass in 12 years He also decides that he wants to marry Cecily not for the promises that Angus made him, but because he wants her.When Artan overhears the extent of the betrayal of Cecily s guardians and the danger she faces, he decides to kidnap her for her own good.Once Artan takes Cecily away and explains the deceit that she has lived with for years, she agrees to meet with Angus She is not quite sure she believes the tale Artan has told her but she decides to trust him anyway When she learns that her betrothed is in on the deceit against her, she claims to be married to Artan and he confirms this They travel to Angus holding and make plans to wed in church, but when Cecily learns what was promised to Artan if he married her she is heartbroken Artan doesn t know how to make things right between them and trouble is not far behind as Sir Fergus is not willing to let his rich prize go.These two have a rough road to their HEA The book is well written, steamy, funny, exciting and suspenseful Artan is a wonderful hero and Cecily is a heroine worth rooting for.I loved this book and would be happy to recommend it to anyone Her books are supernatural in nature and of course, are set within the highland setting Ranges from Vamps to immorals Her femal chars tend to be sassy and smart &KINDLE ⇻ Highland Barbarian ⇱ New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell returns to the Highlands of Scotland for a sensual new series about two twin brothers both tempted and tormented by their passions and driven by the love that will shape their destinies Sir Artan Murray was right when he decided that the dying old man who bid him collect his niece didn t know her at all The furious woman facing him is neither sweet nor biddable She demands the brawny Highlander return her to the wedding party from which he took her But Artan has no intention of allowing so spirited and bewitching a creature to endure a loveless marriage to a ruthless lord for her clan s sake He aims to woo the lass and to show her that true love also yields unforgettable pleasure Cecily Donaldson knows a bond forged by danger and desperation cannot endure But Artan s touch leaves her breathless, and she knows this to be her one chance to experience true passion before an arranged marriage seals her fate Yet once begun, passion cannot be deniedr can a love with the promise to change everything Murder Unprompted and she knows this to be her one chance to experience true passion before an arranged marriage seals her fate Yet once begun ABC Con Nico passion cannot be deniedr can a love with the promise to change everything I received an ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.Artan is summoned to what seems to be the deathbed of his foster father Angus Angus has asked Artan to go and retrieve his niece Cecily from her father s cousins who took over her guardianship after his death Angus also tells Artan if he marries Cecily, all Angus has will be left to he and his bride upon his death.Artan is upset because not only is she living in the lowlands of Scotland, he wants a marriage forged from love lik I received an ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.Artan is summoned to what seems to be the deathbed of his foster father Angus Angus has asked Artan to go and retrieve his niece Cecily from her father s cousins who took over her guardianship after his death Angus also tells Artan if he marries Cecily, all Angus has will be left to he and his bride upon his death.Artan is upset because not only is she living in the lowlands of Scotland, he wants a marriage forged from love like his parents have He agrees to go and get her but leaves the marriage openCecily has been raised by her father s family since his death She can never please her guardian s and her cousin by marriage is especially rough on her They are once again in the process of trying to marry her off and when Artan arrives he comes upon the beginning of pre marriage celebrations.Everyone is horrified to see this highlander barbarian and Cecily is actually enjoying their horror, especially when Artan refuses to leave He sees now that she is not just a meek woman but has some fire in her spirit When they finally have a chance to talk alone, he realizes something is afoot when Cecily never received letter and gifts from her Uncle and her Uncle never received Cecily s letters Over the next few days, he overhears conversations that convince him he must get Cecily away from hereif she is to remain alive.even if he has to kidnap her.I have read many of this authors stories and this one did not disappoint Both of these characters are full of spirit and fire and are good and just people They need to survive attacks from the enemy and learning that most of what Cecily thought about her life previously was a lie She has to learn to trust again.Her guardian s and Angus were the total opposite Angus was kind of gruff but always spoke his mind while her guardians were despicable Angus was a tough guy with a heart of gold I liked Cecily s old nurse also, she knew Cecily may not believe her but she stayed to protect her.This is definitely a good reads for Highlander fans If you enjoy Highlander historical romances and Cinderella like tales, you may want to check out Highland Barbarian Each book in the Murray Family series follows the love life of a different Murray family member and can be read in any order While this storyline is generally predictable, its feel good message that love can be found in unexpected places, even for individuals who have previously been made to feel less than perfect, makes it a charming tale.Following the death of her father, Cecil If you enjoy Highlander historical romances and Cinderella like tales, you may want to check out Highland Barbarian Each book in the Murray Family series follows the love life of a different Murray family member and can be read in any order While this storyline is generally predictable, its feel good message that love can be found in unexpected places, even for individuals who have previously been made to feel less than perfect, makes it a charming tale.Following the death of her father, Cecily Donaldson is raised in the Lowlands of Scotland by distant cousins who carefor her inheritance than her well being Perpetually scheming to find a way to steal her fortune which they make her believe has been left to them , she is brought up as a second class citizen, forced to work with the servants and beaten and verbally abused on a routine basis Finally, when Cecily comes of age and the opportunity presents itself, they broker a deal with an equally corrupt suitor to obtain part of her dowry in exchange for their consent to her marriage.Believing that her closest kin, an uncle who is the Laird of Glascreag, is apathetic to her, Cecily is unaware of his numerous attempts to contact her or the many gifts he has sent over the years Now that he is getting on in years, and still without a son, the Laird of Glascreag decides to send his protege, Artan Murray, to find Cecily, offering to name him his heir if he marries Cecily Despite this incredibly generous offer, Artan informs the Laird of Glascreag that he will find Cecily and bring her back, but will only marry her if he feels an attraction to her.For the complete review, see AudioGals at