I was sent a free copy of Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne through TLC Book Tours. All opinions are my own.
About Never Cross a Highlander:
Ailsa Connery has waited three long years to finally escape her enslavement at Stirling Castle and reunite with her clan. But her carefully laid plans are completely destroyed by the arrival of the infamous Highland warrior known as Dubh Mahoun, the Black Devil…who has plans of his own.
Kallum MacNeill’s fearsome reputation has long allowed him to keep hidden his secret double life of freeing enslaved captives across the land. It’s only when he kidnaps a servant lass―quite by accident―that he finds himself facing a wee predicament. He must accompany the lass home or risk her exposing his true identity. It’d be easy enough…if the feisty hellion didn’t fight him at every turn.
As they make their way to the Highlands, the perils the two must face are surpassed only by their constant sparring. Soon, their heated sniping sparks heat of a totally different kind. The kind that ignites a hunger that could consume them both. Yet the difficult journey is no match for the dangerous secrets they’re about to uncover.
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About the Author:
Lisa Rayne writes sexy contemporary and banter-laden historical romance. For all the latest news on her books, giveaways, and appearances, follow her @AuthorRayne on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok.
An avid reader, the only thing Lisa likes more than curling up with a good book is writing one. She’s a four-time Emma Award Winner, and her first contemporary sports romance debuted on two Amazon bestseller lists. Always looking to try something new, she’s excited to put her sexy, banter-laden spin on historical romance, with her first-ever historical romances releasing in late 2022.
“Similar in narrative texture, depth, and nuance to the high caliber of historical fiction that’s romantic offered by (Ms.) Beverley Jenkins, Courtney Milan, Isabel Cooper, and J.J. McAvoy, Never Cross a Highlander organically integrates rich, immersive historical details with multifaceted characterizations and authentic pitch in each voice along with a balanced mix of angst, humor, all kinds of drama, tenderness, and super sexy encounters between Ailsa and Kallum.
The supporting characters are also fully developed, and multiple story threads deftly evolve in this celebration of Black joy and love and perseverance despite often demoralizing odds against emerging whole and victorious.” -Romance Daily News
“This is a steamy and action-packed story from start to finish. I thoroughly enjoyed every page.” -Petula Reads Romance
“Never Cross a Highlander was everything I was hoping for and more. Our two MCs were strong, intelligent, and fiercely independent. Their interactions were full of delightful banter and spicy tension.” -Diamond Moonstone Books
“I adored this book and getting to know both Ailsa and Kallum.” -Noelle Loves Books
“[A] great highland historical romance! I enjoyed the romance, sword fights, and heroics! I liked looking at a part of Scottish history I was unaware of.” -Books A La Carte
“I really enjoyed both MC’s and their chemistry together was just great.” -Greyland Reviews
“This was my most anticipated read of 2022 and I was NOT DISSAPOINTED. The deception, the POC representation, the class divide. This book had it all, set against the Scottish highlands. This was a really ambitious effort by Lisa Rayne and I can’t wait to read more in this series.” -Romance in Colour
I have often said that sometimes you just want a book where you don’t have to think, you just want to escape. This weekend I embarked upon a the total reorganization of my kitchen cabinets and pantry. I needed a getaway. No, I needed a serious escape from the reality that was my kitchen.
This book gave me that and I was grateful.
It was, for me, a fast and satisfying read if predictable. But that is not to say I was not thrilled to have it on hand to take my mind off of what awaited me. I wish I had another in the wings for what is still ahead.
Escapist novels like this are, I do believe necessary within anyone’s reading list. Doesn’t mean I want my romance novels to be dribble, I do want some manner of substance within the confines of what ones expects and this one delivered; a strong female lead, a handsome and yet forward thinking man for his time and of course, happily ever after.
I sincerely doubt I am spoiling anything by writing that. It does take a bit to get there and the route is not the expected but that is where the fun comes in. And this book was fun. It is a sexy read so keep that in mind if you are not looking for that kind of book.