In The Arms Of A Highlander appealed to me on many levels. This is a charming love story of two lonely strangers who wed after knowing each other less than a day. There is also an exciting spy plot. This is a character-driven plot, the action is there, but the tremendous personalities of both primary and secondary characters are the true stars of the novel.
Both Brodie and Shinae are larger than life personalities. Brodie is a true warrior who is at loose ends. Shinae has a very colorful background, from nun to spy, yet she is looking for something more too. The couple marries almost immediately after they meet. I love how the entire story is the couple’s rocky, passionate journey learning to trust and love each other. Brodie and Shinae’s connection is instantaneous and fiery hot.
The plot is told uniquely. While the main character’s point of view is prominent, there are many secondary characters’ points of view. A lot is going on in the plot, and there were a lot of voices going around in my head; however, the writing style worked. Instead of the many viewpoints getting confusing, it gave the plot an epic scope. It was a very well-rounded, immersive plot. The pace was fast, and the dialogue flowed flawlessly from character to character.
I loved this couple’s chemistry. Beyond everything, this is a beautiful, engaging love story. There are many ups and downs, I enjoyed how the couple’s journey was rocky, yet their passion was fierce. They learn as they get to know one another that love can be at first sight yet still grow into something more profound.
In The Arms Of A Highlander is the ninth book in The McTiernays series. There are a lot of past characters in this novel, yet it never confused me. The story was always concise and clear. I have been in a book slump, and this book broke that monotony perfectly! This is a sweeping, largess plot full of sensuality and intrigue. I enjoyed every second of this fast-paced, passionate, exciting novel, and I didn’t want it to end! If you want sexy Scotsmen and strong women, this is the book for you!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: January 25, 2022