Highland Champion (The Murrays Book 11)

By Hannah Howell

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shree
A must read! Love McNachton vampires!
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evelyn
Enjoyed every book in the series.
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phillip garcia
I enjoyed the story.
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jonah
all these stories make dream of vampires and gifted beings all the night long. I recommend this to someone who loves romance novels but has very little time to read a whole book at once
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sereena
I have it in paperback & now in audiobook.
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pablo laurito
good collection of stories in the series
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jenn lindsay
Ms Howell does it again, i just love her books! You can never go wrong reading one written by her.
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drew mendelson
It grabbed my interest right from the start and continued all throughout the book!!!
Hannah Howell never disappoints me. She is one of my very best favorite authors!!!!!!!!
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laryssa
love Hannah Howell cant go wrong with her books
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john e
Great customer service and accurate description.
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joseph griffiths
Love it
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emily eiden
I love this book. I had it in paperback but read it so many times it fall apart. Now I have it in e-book.
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soullldiva
One of my favorite authors. I have bought all of her books and never been disappointed. I thoroughly enjoy all of the Wherlokce Sage.
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breakzqueen
I have not read a book of hers that I didn't like. A person can really get into her books and enjoy any of them.
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carecar
Has a good plots and good characters. Keeps you wondering how everything will turn out. How many more people will be affected by decisions. How many people will be involved.
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sulyn
good book
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ben pietrzyk
Excellent story. Mrs. Howell is one of my favorite authors and she never disappoints.
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veronika
Book was as described
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mary thigpen
excellent
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jacqueline higgins
OH YES AWE SOME SERIES CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE
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tammy perlmutter
I was very pleased with my purchase of "Highland Thirst". It was shipped quickly and it arrived in good order. I have all of Hannah Howell's books in the Highland series, and a few of her westerns. L Saxton
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melissa conrad
I enjoy books with a paranormal twist, & this series definitely hits the spot.
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nchandra2
This was the 2nd highland series I have read and enjoyed them both. I really like the characters. Would read another.
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pinkayla
The book was a fun read. The series is very enjoyable. The seller was easy to work with.
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lbacall
i like books by both Hannah Howell and Lyndsay Sands book and i enjoyed reading the stories in this book also
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dorai thodla
Good interesting plot. Easy read. Nice characters.
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jess baglione
Just like the three previous books, this one caught me and kept me! Love it! Can't wait to start reading the next one!
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julie vaden
I love everything by Hannah Howell.!!
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jon erik
Hannah Howell is one of my favorite authors so no matter what I am reading of hers I know that I will enjoy it from cover to cover ?
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odawg diggity
Love the murray family. Hope there will new books coming soon. Also the Whitlock. Hannah Howard is a great writer.
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david witte
I have enjoyed reading this series very much!
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susan g
Hannah Howell writes a very entertaining romance novel with some novel ways of portraying mythical beings. She also writes with humor, which I like.
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illuminatori
I love these books!
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michelle engebretsen
Looking forward to the next book in the wherlocke series. I couldn't put it down . read the book in 2 days.
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christina kingsley
this book was a good addition to this series about this peculiar family and their romantic adventures
don't miss it
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jason loffredo
Ready for book 5 love this family saga series!
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jonathan kemp
I have the first three books of this series and loved reading them this book is just as amazing I love Hannah Howell books
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joe ethier
I have read all the Wherlockes - can't wait for the next one to appear. Very interesting and also very believable.
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steph oulton
i like Immortal vampire books , bagged blood no killing people. I am so very hooked on these Argeneau novels.
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h campbell
great
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susan chase
great
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fami fachrudin
Loved it, just like the others!
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memma
Love story mixed with some supernatural. I'm not over critical - I just like to enjoy my reading... i was entertained! :)
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josh cole
Good read!
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miemie
Amazing, as always!
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jockkoman
Fabulous read
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rebeca
Very good. Held my attention. good characters. Can follow previous book in series. Want to finish the series before moving on.
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kaycee mutchler
I enjoyed it but had some slow bits. When is she going to write more of the others in the family. I want more
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mark krueger
I love how they write. Could not put it down. But I read all their books. I you like highlanders and vampires you'll like
this book.
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dina
I had a really hard time getting into the this book and finally gave up somewhere around chapter 4. I did not like the characters, and I felt the whole thing dragged. I am not sure what the problem was as I usually love both of these authors.
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gloria lyons
Great read
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marilyn
One of the best authors out there for romance.
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vassilis
I have had this book on my wish list for a while and I'm glad I finally read it. A kilt-wearing highlander and a vampire to boot. What an awesome combination. I look forward to reading the next installment.
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alex lupp
I really enjoy the characters in their books.  I couldn't put it down, I finished the book in one day.
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chip
I have read Ms. Howell for years. I love all of her books, they are among my all-time favorites. The characters have a great sense of humor, family, and honor.
I never miss buying one of her books. Now if I could just be like her female characters, I would be very happy.
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a cooper
Really enjoy this author and this series. Have bought most of the series and really enjoy them all. Loved the character development, especially the humor. Would recommend this book to others
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daphne
Always enjoy reading Holwell"s books. I enjoy the strong women charcters and the men who can accept them as they are.
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evie
so far I have absolutely loved all of Hannah Howells books. I love the way she has integrated all of these clans together in these awesome books.
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harlee keinzley
It seemed like two stories in one, very complete but intertwined and engaging. Loved it!!! love all the books by Hannah Howell
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jackster8000
With a face of an Angel and I smile of a Rogue..... only true love reigns as Champion when the heart is involved!
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gunther
AWSOME BOOK BUY IT
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chrisa
love the book
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cheryl blair
As usual Hannah Howell wrote another good book! I love almost all of the Hannah Howell books that I have read! The Cameron series is great. I can not wait to read more of them in the future!
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kimberly williams
I enjoyed reading this book, but it's not the best of the series, it lacked a bit of pathos, even if Liam was one of my favorite characters in the previous books.
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uzmaa
Ordered this for my sister and she loves it. She is into this era and type of book and says it is GREAT
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jacey
I love every book that I have ever read by Hannah Howell. This book was my favorite though .Every time I read a book by this author I think that it could not be as good as the last , but every book is just as good.i look forward to my next 5 books by Hannah Howell. No one writes as well in my opinion.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
stephanie carroll
I recommended to anyone who hasn't read Hannah Howell work. She is a great author and you won't be disappointed.
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kalin magruder
Enjoyable quick read
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travis heermann
This is one of my favorites of this author.I love Liam and the Murrays.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
colleen besselievre
It is one of my favorites that I love to read over and again. I would highly recommended this book
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nancy schroeder
I am an avid reader of Hannah Howell. I love her books!! I have several already. Her books take me away to places Ive never been
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amanda thompson
I ordered Highland Champion and got a cookbook titled Seasoned in the South.
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kellie combs
I have enjoyed," If He's Wild & If He's Wicked," and while reviewing mentioned that I was never impressed by some of the others in this series. In fact, I checked out reviews to help guide me to buy any more in the Wherlocke series. I couldn't remember what it was that made me dislike the others because the idea of such a family is interesting to me, so I started with this one. Lorelei Sundun is a 23 year old duke's daughter who has never shown any true interest in a man. That is until Sir Argus appears naked in her rose garden. He appears in an astral travel type manner and I was pulled in. I liked the supernatural/mystical vibe I felt.

Argus has made his appearance in the other two books I mentioned so if you've read them you are acquainted but not necessary to follow this one. The better I got to know Argus the more I began to understand why I only read this once. I have high expectations of my H and while some authors got below my radar and made me fall in love with a shady H, it was not my experience with this one. He is being held captive by a mad man who is trying to gain his powers and it is our red haired spitfire who rescues him. She is quick to know her heart concerning him and almost immediately the two begin to share passion. Argus pushes away several times as he has no desire to marry. It is the Wherlock/ Vaungh curse that causes him concern. His family has several gifted children that have no mothers because they can't handle it when the child shows their powers.

Now we move to my dislike. He has two bastard sons Darius & Olwen. They are from two different mistresses he had his first year in London when he was young. I never felt a bond between father and sons and he left them to be cared for by a relative, Penelope Wherlocke from," If He's Sinful." It is important that I see this characteristic in my H. He hates his younger self, so foolish and cocky but says he took care not to become diseased. That did not match his actions as he ends up taking Lolly's innocence with no intention of marriage. This is acceptable in 2017 but not in 1790. This is all a woman had for worth and she does it believing he will love her eventually. I couldn't believe he was repeating the same mistake and there is no thought that she will get pregnant? The dislike grew as he did not seem like he cared much for her passed slaking his needs. ******SPOILER*********

Lolly gets pregnant with twins. How can I feel warm and fuzzy now knowing he has not proven himself a good father with his passed actions. It had some good points and was interesting but that love and devotion I want to see from my H came too late in the game. Julianne and Hartley ( H's from the other 2 books I mentioned) won my heart because they showed me not only they were protective over Chloe and Althea (their better halves) and would never dishonor their reputations by taking what they wanted without any more thought then that. They showed me passion and accomplished that along with proving the kind of father they would make. mThat's what made me love them and this a hard book for me to enjoy. Upon the birth of his twin again my happiness tainted because they were twin boys. Darius & Olwen were not mentioned to be present or have any attachment to the whole growing situation either. He made a mistake I can accept that but there is no mention of him trying to form a bond. Also interesting enough we do not see Argus holding one of his sons either we saw more enthusiasm from her father the duke. What was HH thinking in not proving to the reader that he had changed? I have loved several of her books but cannot support this one. The romance and desire for a strong H was lacking with this one. It is below what I know she is capable of.
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klaymen
Ahhh this was a sublime reading experience for me! It's the second Hannah Howell novel that I've read, and I absolutely loved it! When I started reading reviews for Ms. Howell's various novels, so many reviewers compared her to Julie Garwood, who is my all time favorite author of Medieval and Highland romance novels. I didn't see any similarities in the first Howell novel I read, "Beauty and the Beast" and was a bit disappointed--although that was a really good read for me.

However, as soon as I started reading this book, I understood completely what others were saying. OMG! This book is very much like a Garwood novel! I absolutely love the story that unfolds in "Highland Conqueror." Sigimor--really Ms. Howell must do something about the names she chooses for her characters. LOL--is a wonderful hero. He has qualities of an alpha male, but for the majority of the story, he evinces such a caring gentle attitude towards Jolene that I couldn't help but fall in love with him.

The story starts with Sigimor and five of his family members being held prisoner in the dungeons of Drumwich Castle. Sigimor is in England at the behest of his friend, Peter, Earl of Drumwich, who asked for Sigimor's help. When Sigimor arrived, he discovered that Peter is dead and Peter's cousin, Harold, has taken control of Drumwich. Very quickly, Harold takes Sigimor and his companions as prisoners and holds them in the dungeon pending their hanging.

Lady Jolene Gerard, Peter's sister, frees the men, and request their help in getting herself and her nephew--the legal heir to Drumwich--safely out of Harold's clutches. Harold is intent on killing Reynard--Peter's 3 year old son--and marrying Jolene to secure his claim to Drumwich.

Sigimor and his men flee, taking Jolene and Reynard with them, thus immediately thwarting Harold's dastardly plans. Harold is forced to pursue them across the border into the Highlands of Scotland. A large part of the story encompasses the group's travels to Sigimor's holding, Dubheidland.

During the journey, Sigimor decides that in order to better protect Jolene he needs to marry her. Once he convinces her of the rightness of his decision, the two marry, although Jolene keeps in the back of her mind the fact that she can easily obtain an annulment if/when she returns to England.

The story that unfolds is, in a word, gripping. It's chock full of intrigue and excitement, what with treachery, betrayal, kidnapping, greed, murder, and an ex-lover of Sigimore's who is determined to win him back. The relationship between Sigimor and Jolene is extremely touching and oh so sensual. The very first time he lays eyes on Jolene--and I do mean the very FIRST time--Sigimore's mind screams "mine." This is true even though Jolene is the complete opposite of the type of woman Sigimor usually finds attractive--Jolene is small, thin, dark-haired, and worst of all, English!

For her part, Jolene too is extremely attracted to the gorgeous Highlander. Soon she finds herself fighting against intense feelings of lust--at least she supposes it's lust, as she's never actually experienced it before. Jolene is smart, cunning, stubborn, and determined. She stands up to Sigimor whenever the occasion calls for it and refuses to be cowed by the highlander. Sigimor can't help but admire the woman who so bravely stands up to him, when most women find him intimidating.

This book makes for fabulous reading! If you're a Julie Garwood fan like I am, you very well may love this book. It's well written, with an engaging, dynamic plot, and a wonderful cast of characters. I loved all the members of Sigimore's massive family, especially Liam and Somerled (what kind of name is that?!), Sigimore's cousin and twin brother respectively.

So, bottom line, I loved this book and very highly recommend it. FYI, this is not a clean romance. Although I have to say that Ms. Howell's love scenes are some of the most beautifully written ones I've ever read. They are fully described, yet are not the least bit crude, nor, IMO, overly graphic. Happy reading!
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alyssa kierkegaard
I think this one might be one of my favorites yet. Lorelei is sitting in her garden when she happens to see a very naked man in front of her. Surprised she can see him and he can take her shall, Argus, implores her to send his family to help him. As he's been kidnapped and in dire need of rescue. Lorelei not sure if she's been in the sun too long or if she's really seen a man she does nothing until she realizes she can't find her shall. That's when she decides to not only write Argus' family but to set out and find him on her own.

******spoilers, a little bit*******

I thought it was interesting that Argus' gifts did not work on Lorelei or Max but I was hoping for a little more in depth reason. How come Lorelei can find anything she sets her mind to? Is it a gift or is she just a good tracker? Either way, I was hoping for a little more reasoning on that but it never came.

However, for some reason I can't put my finger on I enjoyed this one more than the others before it. I rather liked Lorelei and I myself was becoming a bit frustrated with Argus' mercurial moods.

Even though it seems the entire series follows the same plot development I rather liked this one
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
elnaz seyedi
This is book 4 in the Wherlocke series, and my glom has become that much more enjoyable, as there wasn’t a single woman entwined in the story. So yeah!

Argus has been heavily involved in the previous books and while I have been seriosuly anticipating his story, I can see why people might fear his particular gift. Adding that on top of his horrible home life with the Wherlocke/Vaugh curse of unfaithful spouses was more than enough of a relationship impediment for Argus and Lorelei.

The mystery that took the place of previous female entanglements was pretty interesting and in line with the family’s differences. A shadowy organization is after their gifts by hook or by crook. Fun stuff, it kind of reminded me a bit of Quick/Krentz’s Arcane series, another highly glommable series.

And Hannah Howell, seriously writes the best eccentric families. The best. Now that I am sitting here really analyzing WHY she is so utterly glommable for me, it has never been the romances, it is the families. And now she has added the Sundun family which is every bit as charming as the Wherlocke/Vaugn family. One scholarly minded patriarch who seems to have his head in the clouds but has his feet firmly planted on the ground, an imperious butler (I adore imperious butlers), 13 sons, and 4 daughters and a phalanx of extended family that he has infected with logic and fair-mindedness. They are seriously delightful. Additionally, we got a nice little epiphany about the so-called Wherlocke family curse that makes me feel rather pleasant and rosy toward the whole rest of the series.

I actually don’t have much to say about the romance itself. It was warm and fuzzy and more than enough when plopped into the midst of these delightful families.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
radhika
Lorelei is the seventh daughter of an Earl who at twenty-three was in her father's garden when she comes face to face with a very naked Sir Angus Wherelocke, while the roses hide his 'assets' Lorelei is able to see enough.
While the suitors came and went, no man until now has made her take notice. No man has set her blood on fire, until now. And that was just is spirit.
A chat with her father, she learns he has heard of the Wherelockes and their couins. He advises her to keep an open mind. She sends the missives for help to his relatives, but deduces that if the man IS in real trouble, help might arrive too late.
Sir Angus has also been doing some thinking about the odd encounter which he ended up taking the young lady's shawl, something which has not happened. His enemy believes Sir Angus's talent can be taught, does not believe that he was born with that 'gift'.

While this was not the first book in the series, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lorelei was a strong heroine immune to Sir Angus' gifts. The fact she had not swooned we he appeared naked in her father's garden tells Olympia her brother may have found 'the one' even though he is not yet aware of this fact.
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noosha
The two stories in this book was so long and boring I couldn’t keep my head from drooping and hitting the table.

The entire series at this point is just one looooong cross country marathon, traveling the same trope, hurtling to the exact same finish. All that’s required is to swap out the names.

If you’ve read the first two, you’ve read them all. I’ve just invited myself to be tortured, thinking as the series went along things would be different and original. It wasn’t, and it isn’t.
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lona yulianni
Ugh, not liking this one, and I really, really wanted to.
Firstly, the guy on the cover is blonde. Argus has black hair. (also the dude isn't all that attractive and he's just pulling aside his shirt in a garden as to reveal his chest which never happened in the book...yeah yeah I know why, but it's silly.)

Now on to the writing. I remember liking the other book in this series, the one where the girl can see the dead...can't remember the title. But this...well, it started off OK- I was excited, as the idea of him being able to send his spirit out was very interesting and held a lot of premise. But i was shocked that he got rescued SO DAMN EARLY on in the book. From there it's the typical recuperation scenes, the heroine falling asleep by his side, he saying he shouldn't touch her, but he reaches out and grabs her anyway.

the h/h got along well and hit it off from the start. I didn't really see any obstacles in their way of marriage. Him thinking his family's marriages are doomed is not much of an obstacle. Booooooring.

Also didn't like how he has illegitimate children, and how he doesn't even reveal them to Lorelei till the end of the book. That just sucks. He sucks.

Writing style? Not that great. Way too much introspection and hemming and hawing from the characters. Too much repetition of the same thoughts. Some parts sounded too modern, and there was a lot of head hopping going on.

Here's an example of something that was poorly written, in the extremely boring and obligatory 'now here are da babies' epilogue:
"Lorelei watched her father look at the plump woman she had hired to help her with the twins and knew what he saw. He saw a not-plain-but-not-beautiful woman who was still young in his eyes, but definitely considered a spinster by the rest of the world."

The author, though she has written many books, needs to tighten her work. My humble opinion as a writer is that she needs to stop telling us what the character thinks with 'she thought' etc and stop telling us what they see with 'she saw'. put us in the character's shoes. learn deep POV. Read Dwight Swain's teachings on goal / conflict/ disaster and make your books more interesting.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
erin cobb
If He's Dangerous by Hannah Howell is a delightful and satisfying historical romance with plenty of paranormal spice. Wickedly entertaining and fiercely romantic, this is certainly a novel worth reading.

Lady Lorelei Sundun, daughter of the Duke of Sundunmoor, is certain she has lost her sanity. Because she is quiet sure it is impossible for a man, a very handsome man, to be standing naked in her family's rose garden. Yet there he is, asking for her help. Lorelei soon discovers he is Sir Argus Wherlocke and he is being held captive and tortured nearby and needs her to send word to his family. Then he vanishes into thin air, leaving Lorelei in disbelief. Putting her reservations aside, Lorelei decides if what she has seen is true, Argus does not have much time left, so she races off to find and rescue the poor man before it's too late.

Of course, she is successful, but Argus' captor is none too pleased to find out his prisoner with extremely valuable and unique abilities is gone. While Argus returns with Lorelei to her home to rest and heal, they realize it will only be a matter of time before this evil man tracks them down. Argus knows he must leave her in order to ensure her safety, but that is easier said then done. Mostly because they have a mutual attraction that seems to overwhelm them when they are alone together. She is the Duke's daughter and Argus is certain he never wants to marry, so he truly is the last man she should ever be with yet she's the one woman he cannot seem to live without.

I'll be bluntly honest and say Hannah Howell is a hit and miss author for me. Some books I love, some books I don't love. Fortunately for me, If He's Dangerous was a Howell book that I absolutely loved. I loved the plot, the characters, the setting, the dialogue, and everything else within the pages of this novel. This novel picks up very quickly and never lets go. It was a somewhat light, yet wildly fascinating tale.

Lorelei was not the typical daughter of a duke. But that's easy to understand when you meet her family, for her father and siblings are very eccentric. She was a very strong heroine and never accepted defeat which really made her the perfect match for her hero. When she was certain Argus was the man for her, she was not going to give up and asserted her position quiet firmly. She knew they belonged together and she was certain she could make him see that truth as well. I loved her vitality, spunk and that simple nature of being overwhelmingly hopeful. She was truly a breath of fresh air.

Argus was frustrating at times, but really he had to be in order to develop any drama between these two lead characters. He had strong opinions against marriage, but didn't let that deter his seduction of the outspoken lady. He was an interesting character to see unfold. Mainly because he spent most of the book completely baffled by his feelings toward Lorelei and trying desperately to ignore them. In the end, all the frustrating moments were worth it, because he certainly redeemed himself and became the man she needed.

If He's Dangerous is book four in the Wherlocke series and I would say it is easily a stand alone novel. Yet after reading this, I'm certainly going to make a point to add the previous installments of the series to my wish list! After being introduced to the other characters from the Wherlocke family, I know this is a series worth following! Howell blends an intriguing mix of historical and paranormal romance that you just will not want to end. The twists and turns were enjoyable, but it was the classic blend of this romantic time period with paranormal intrigue that made it so enchanting. If He's Dangerous has it all with dazzling characters, passionate romance and a captivating story line. This is a book I highly recommend!

Overall Rating: 5/5
Heat Level: 4/5

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter
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mrs shreve
Lady Lorelei Sundun, seventh child of the Duke of Sundunmoor, is minding her own business when a handsome man suddenly appears in her garden. He is not wearing any clothing either. Too bad the roses are keeping her from seeing his best parts. Until now Lorelei has never heard of the Wherlocke or Vaughn clans - or their paranormal abilities. His name is Sir Argus Wherlocke and he proceeds to explain that he has been taken captive by a madman. After asking Lorelei to notify his family, the man disappears before her very eyes. Argus had only been able to give a few clues as to where he was being held. But Lorelei has a skill for finding things or people. After sending off letters to his family, Lorelei decides Argus is in too much danger to wait for the letters to reach their destinations, so she begins searching for the poor man.

Argus does not think his family will locate him in time. Charles Cornick has learned of his gift. Argus can use his voice and his eyes to make people tell him the truth, to make them even do as he wishes, or to firmly believe in what he says even if all evidence shows what he said to be a lie. Cornick believes he can steal the ability from Argus. When Lorelei arrives, Argus is in no shape to decline her help. The lady rescues him and hides him in the gatehouse on Sundunmoor lands. As he recovers, Argus comes to learn that Lorelei is clever, kind, has the sort of open mind that allows her to accept his family (when they arrive) and its gifts, and she makes his blood burn with just a smile. Somehow, she is immune to his gift. So is Max, the butler with the personality of a kind-hearted-but-stern general. Trouble is that Argus has seldom seen marriages work for a Wherlocke or a Vaughn. He never intends to wed. Besides, Lorelei is the daughter of a duke and his is but a knight.

Argus's presence could not be kept secret for long. Yet Lorelei's family does not react the way most others would. Roland Sundun, the Eighth Duke of Sundunmoor, is where Lorelei (and all of his relatives) got their open mindedness from. Between His Grace's amazing family and Argus's newly arrived kin, there is hope of stopping Cornick and any allies he may have. Otherwise tales will spread, the Wherlocke and Vaughn clan would be hunted, and death would follow.

**** FOUR STARS! Hannah Howell has taken a stubborn man, matched him with an elegantly unattainable lady, added in plenty of paranormal elements, and then decided to go all out by tossing in lots of danger and suspense. The character of Lorelei may be innocent and kind, but there is a naughty girl under all that prim-and-proper. And Argus is truculent when it comes to the subject of marriage. Before Argus's relatives arrive to help, the story line trots along at a good pace. Yet once they arrive, the plot slows down and more subterfuge enters the story. Argus's relatives must utilize their various gifts to learn who Cornick is, if he has allies, where he is hiding, and what he may be planning to do next.

My only real problem with the story is that no one interferes when it becomes obvious that Lorelei and Argus are lovers. I simply could not swallow the idea of a duke, during the Regency era, standing aside as his favorite daughter gives herself to a man, especially one they have not known but a very short while. Otherwise, I found this to be an excellent tale. I actually read this entire adventure in a single afternoon. Hannah Howell knows what her readers crave in their romance stories! ****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
theredcentipede
Set in Northern England, 1511. Heming MacNachton and Tearlach MacAdie are cousins from Scotland. Their clans are not entirely human. They have some abilities that most do not and are long lived. Rumor has reached the clans that some men were gathering in groups to hunt them down. Thus, Heming and Tearlach have come to England, stopping at various inns, fishing for information. Word of the two Scots asking questions gets around. The cousins are ambushed at one of the inns.

First half is titled BLOOD FEUD by Hannah Howell. Sir Heming MacNachton regains consciousness to find himself in chains. Hervey Kerr, laird of Rosscurrach, is determined to force Heming into revealing the location of his clan and the secret of his long life. Hervey also plans to force his cousin, Lady Brona Kerr, to wed Angus, a vile and crude man she hates. Brona has no love for Hervey either. After all, Hervey beats her for the smallest reason. Therefore, Brona is not too shocked to find out that the prisoner is not a "monster" at all, even though he drinks blood. Brona releases Heming, and a few other prisoners, before beginning their trek to Heming's people. Brona is very attracted to Heming and, unknown to her, Heming intends to claim Brona as his mate.

Second half is titled CAPTURE by Lynsay Sands. Tearlach MacAdie regains consciousness to find hemself in chains. In the dungeon across from him, also in chains, is Lady Lucy Blytheswood. Wymon Carbonnel wants Tearlach's secret of long life. But Wymon also used Tearlach's ambush as the prime opportunity to murder Lucy's brother. Lucy can either go along with Wymon's plans to frame Tearlach for the murder and marry him (thereby making himself lord of Blytheswood) or die. Tearlach is too weak from torture to even plan how to escape. Good thing Lucy and her brother used to play in dungeons. With the skills taught to her long ago by her brother, Lucy and Tearlach escape. Now the race is on. Will Lucy reach the court before Wymon recaptures them?

***** This is one of those rare books where two authors cooperate with each other to create one fabulous novel. Each author takes a cousin, directly after the ambush, and tells what happens to each. Two heros, two heroines, and two supernatural romances. A very well done effort! *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cassandra javier
In 1790 England, Lorelei Sundun blinks several times to find a naked man gaping at her in her father's garden. She remains calm but appreciative as he introduces himself as Sir Argus Wherlocke; and further explains he does not want to be a duke's rose garden. However, their fascinating discussion ends in the blink of an eye when her nude guest vanishes.

While Lorelei ponders what happened including why she feels she fell in love at first naked sight, Angus wonders how his mental projection ended up in the Sunden estate rather than his clan who he needs help from as government agents plan to use his otherworldly skills for their benefit. When they meet again in person, as she and her cousins rescue him from incarceration, Lorelei affirms what she knew that they are life mates. However, though he wants her, Angus hesitates as the model for marriage is his parents' failed one so he tries to use his skills to control her feelings but love proves stronger than his potent paranormal power.

The third Wherlocke Regency fantasy (see If He's Wicked and If He's Wild) is a terrific paranormal historical romance from the opening scene when the duke's daughter and the naked lord meet and never slows down until the final "confrontation" with her father. Fans will relish this charmer as another eccentric Wherlocke finds love.

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
arunima
If He's Dangerous by Hannah Howell
Historical Romance -June 7th, 2011
4 stars

Fun, whimsical and vastly entertaining. This is a light Regency to relax with on a long summer's day.

In If He's Dangerous, the hero, Sir Argus Wherlocke has been imprisoned and tortured. Argus and his family have special paranormal abilities and someone wants them. They think by torturing Argus that he can give them his gifts. As a last resort, Argus hopes to astral project himself to one of his family members in a desperate bid for rescue. But things go awry as he projects himself naked in front of the daughter of a Duke nearby!

Lorelei is unconventional and at first doesn't believe her eyes. The man before her is gorgeous but she must be hallucinating. But she soon convinces herself that Argus is a real person and needs aid. She quickly sends pleas to his relative for help via the mail. But fearing Argus's relative may not arrive in time to save him, she actively enlists the aid of her cousins. Soon Argus is free but in danger. Lorelei must try to keep him safe and hidden. But the mutual attraction between them is hard to resist. As they try to thwart the attempts of the kidnappers and speed up his recovery, love blooms.

This was a light hearted romp. Both characters are delightfully fun and engaging. I loved the rambunctious household that Argus soon finds himself in. Lorelei has a huge family that includes aunts and cousins and several sisters and brothers. Reading about them and their mischief antics was hilarious. I really liked the conspiring butler and how Lorelei takes charge and protects Argus. But the best part of the book was the seemingly muddled but very sharp Duke, Lorelei's father. Although it appears that the author has given him a love interest at the end, I would love for him to have his own romance! He completely charmed me. He appears bookish and unaware of what is happening around him, he always seem to have the upper hand and never looses his cool. I only wished the paranormal powers had been explored a bit more but otherwise this was a vastly enjoyable read.

This is a wonderful, light romance with a warm and often hilarious family that makes you want to be a part of it.

Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sara ahmed
Hannah Howell delivers another handsome, intriguing Wherlock in her paranormal novel If He's Dangerous. Her latest hero is Argus Wherlock, a man who has supernatural abilities and tons of charm.

Argus and his leading lady meet under strange circumstances; Argus can send his spirit out of his body and he meets his heroine in spirit first. He is held captive and sends out his spirit hoping to connect with his family but instead finds himself in Lorelei Sundun's rose garden and he's naked. He manages to tell her to contact his family and even leaves clues to his whereabouts then vanishes.

Lorelei is stunned but she is an adventurous soul and with her two cousins sets out to find Argus. I liked Lorelei. She is loyal with a good sense of humor and she is adaptable. Her heart is fully engaged and she is a determined woman. She finds Argus and rescues the poor man who has been badly beaten.

Argus is worried his kidnapper could find Lorelei and he is quite noble about wanting to protect her. He is attracted to her but also wary in the extreme. He has not seen many good marriages to include his own parent's union and he is not looking to settle down. He has a good inner dialogue and the reader understands his reservations about marriage quite well yet there is such a strong pull toward Lorelei that he struggles constantly with his emotions.

Argus and Lorelei have a sweet romance full of passion and loyalty. They solve their problems together, finding solutions to obstacles that come their way to include a dangerous adversary who desires Argus's supernatural gifts.

Argus's family is a bit eccentric and so is Lorelei's. She is a daughter of a duke which poses a problem for Argus who does not descend from such a lofty title. Fortunately his leading lady recognizes all his fine qualities and she is not one to be hampered by a small detail like social strata. This is a fine story with a romantic couple and intriguing secondary characters.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
brian bowen
3.5 Stars

If He's Dangerous is the fourth book in the Wherlock Series. The Wherlock's are a family with many gifts and secrets and pasts they don't wish to relive.

Where do I start??? Do I love the book? No. Do I like it? Yes. Something was just off for me. I think I expected Argus Wherlocke's story to be....well something more. In the prior books he was such a strong character. I did not feel his strength in this novel. Yes, there were circumstances that would take away some of that strength, but still it just didn't do it for me. I had higher hopes for Argus and maybe that was my problem. I loved Argus in prior books and I wanted to really love him in his book.

The heroine was Lorelei Sundun, a daughter of a Duke. She was a lovely lady. Very strong and open minded, something Argus needs, but doesn't recognize. He knows he wants her, but doesn't believe he deserves her. Lorelei is from a wonderful family and has an amazing father. She is a well balanced woman, perfect for Argus.

I enjoyed the read, but it was slow. The characters were well written, but the storyline didn't really grab me. I had no problem finishing it, but would it have kept me up all night? No. That for me is a given for a great book.

Even the villain in this book was lackluster. Argus deserved a stronger adversary. No real mystery in the book.

I'm not sure who or if there will be another book. Most indications from book sites is that the Wherlock Series was to be a trilogy. I do hope that Ms. Howell continues with this wonderful family. While "If He's Dangerous" was not my favorite novel in the series I would still recommend reading it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
corine hunt
Review by Valerie: This book was an enjoyable read on a summer afternoon. It didn't really pop or sizzle for me, but I also haven't read the other three books in the series. When the two characters first meet, Argus is hiding behind a rosebush, buck naked. Instead of running like a prim and proper miss should, Lorelei is intrigued, and the adventure begins. The mystery as to why he appears in a garden is soon solved, yet the reason he was taken in the first place remains a problem the entire family tries to figure out.

Throughout the story, I liked the way the characters interacted with each other and their respective families. Argus is pretty sure his family is more eccentric than hers, but then he actually meets Lorelei's father and her numerous brothers and sisters and he's not sure anymore. As both of them play cat and mouse and their attraction grows, everyone around them is aware that they are a good match. Lorelei comes to the conclusion that Argus is the "one" for her, but he insists that marriages are doomed for his family members and it's for the best that they don't even try. While she initially scoffs at his hesitancy, she soon realizes he's very serious. Marriages in his family are doomed because of their "abilities" that are passed on to the next generation.

How these two meet, fall in love, and finally solve their differences will put a smile on your face!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kelli perry
What makes Highland Champion so very good is the wonderful hero Liam. He is generous, kind, good natured, handsome and above all honorable. He really shines in every scene. His heroine, Keira is a good lead, self sacrificing and charitable but she pales in comparison to Liam's mighty presence.

These two meet in a monastery. Both are recovering from injuries. Liam has been beaten and Keira has barely escaped with her life after her husband is killed by an evil man who has taken over her castle. Keira has the healing touch and she becomes Liam's nurse. The two quickly become friends and Keira confides in Liam that she has every intention of going back to reclaim her late husband's castle and rescue her people.

She does not have a good plan though and Liam knows she needs a champion to assist her. These two have an interesting romance because Keira is uncertain of herself with Liam because he is so very attractive. He has women literally chasing him across Scotland and he has not led a monk's life. Her uncertainty about their relationship is believable not only because of Liam's looks but she also has a past which has robbed her of her self esteem.

Liam is patient with Keira but at the same time he defends himself most vehemently from charges laid against him by love struck women. He is so very charming that Keira cannot help but fall in love with him. At times he could be a little bossy but he also recognized this fault too. Keira is by no means perfect. She can be impetuous and suffers from needless guilt but fortunately Liam's wise words heal Keira's conscious. This novel is almost a five star story (parts move a little slowly), Keira and Liam make a very charming couple.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
donnam
IF HE'S DANGEROUS is the 4th book in this paranormal historical series from Hannah Howell. The series features strong decisive heroes and heroines with a noticeable modern slant regarding attitudes about women. Good girls do (without benefit of marriage) and women control their fate in a time when that did not happen. Hannah Howell puts depth and backstory into her entries in this series and I await stories about Olympia and the other strong secondary characters.
IF HE'S DANGEROUS is Argus' story. He has been seen as a secondary character in the other books of the series. He and Lorelei connect immediately and the only romantic angst in the story is whether he can overcome what he feels is the family curse of being unlucky in marriage. He slowly comes to realize that honesty and love can overcome problems caused by the varied Wherlocke "gifts." The closeness of the Wherlocke/Vaughn family is mirrored in the Sundun family. Much family involvement helps provide time for romance in a story chocked full of kidnappings and murders.
I always assess romance novels by asking myself if the story can stand alone without the steamy sex scenes. If it can, I rate it as a great read. This is a great read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
amanda lee
This book is the follow-up to 'My Immortal Highlander', also by Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands, and it follows the same group of people, the MacNachton clan and their kin, who are vampires (although they don't tend to call themselves that). As in the former book, this book consists of two separate but related stories, this time featuring two vampires, Heming MacNachton and Tearlach MacAdie. Heming and Tearlach are searching for information about local knowledge of their clan as they fear that too many Outsiders know about the vampires. However Heming and Tearlach are drugged and then kidnapped, each being taken to a different location.

The first story, Blood Feud by Hannah Howell, follows Heming after he wakes up and finds himself chained in a dungeon belonging to Hervey Kerr, a laird, who knows a little about the MacNachton clan and who desires the longevity that the clan appear to possess. He has Heming in his dungeon in order to get him to tell the secret of his long life; however Heming resists the torture over several days. Eventually Hervey, with Angus his sidekick, wonders whether drinking Heming's blood will have an effect as they have seen Heming drinking the blood of Peter, a local man, which clearly gave him strength and healed his wounds.

Brona Kerr is Hervey's cousin and her father was the former Laird. She is aware that someone is being held in the dungeons and eventually goes to see Heming and two other imprisoned men and decides to rescue them, along with Peter who is still alive after his blood was given to Heming. She manages to rescue Heming and the others and they hide and then travel towards Heming's kin in order to be safe. However when Brona is recaptured Heming's plans have to change and along with Colin, Peter and Fergus and some others they return to rescue her.

This is a relatively simple story with no great characterisation or plot depth - I was rather surprised how easily they escaped and found it rather fortuitous that Brona managed to overhear exactly the information she needed to know how to act, which felt like rather lazy plotting. However it was an easy read and enjoyable and those who like highland historicals with a touch of paranormal should enjoy it.

The second story, The Capture by Lynsay Sands, follows Tearlach's exploits as he, too, is rescued by a woman, Lucy Blytheswood, this time from the Englishman Wymon Carbonnel. Like Brona, Lucy seems remarkably phlegmatic about finding herself in company with a vampire and she's a strong and independent woman who seems fairly adept at helping him. Tearlach, being a full vampire, is unable to be out in the daytime and consequently their escape from Carbonnel is a little more difficult, aided by Lucy's maid Betty. Lucy's acceptance of his vampiric nature involves her actively looking for men for him to drain - quite an unusual trait in a lady. Anyway, the plot of this story is very basic with Lucy and Tearlach trying to evade Carbonnel's men who are looking for them, finding safety in a Bothy, fighting those who come to recapture them and then Lucy's journey to Court to have Carbonnel's evil deeds known.

The romance between Lucy and Tearlach is one of propinquity again - Lucy and Tearlach spend time together, thus fall in love. Tearlach's reluctance to make anything long term of their relationship is the only rough patch in the otherwise smooth romance but all is sorted out, as one would expect in a novel of this type. As with 'Blood Feud', this is a short novel and consequently doesn't go into enough depth in terms of character or plot to make it a truly satisfying read but it's enjoyable enough.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book, [...] © Helen Hancox 2007
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sam janesch
Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands reunite for their third collaboration continuing the MacNaughton/MacAdie clan saga, keeping their streak alive with two more wonderful romances. The format here is the same as the previous books. Set in 16th century Scotland there is a prologue that introduces our two gorgeous hunky cousins who are off on a quest to find out why the hunters of their people are suddenly more organized. The pair are ambushed, kidnapped and imprisoned separately to be tortured until they reveal the secrets of their clan's unusual powers. Then each author takes a hero and weaves a passionate tale of how he gains his mate. The tales are connected but separate and both authors do an excellent job of developing the couples and building their relationship from like, trust and respect to desire and love. The handoff between the stories works really well, the author's styles are compatible so the switch isn't jarring. But, since there are two authors, we get very distinct characters and no blurring of personalities. Finally, at the end there is an Epilog with an encore by both couples to tie the stories back together.

One fun part of Highland Vampires is the shared theme of the two romances, both these powerful immortals, Heming and Tearlach, are weakened by their imprisonment and it is the damsels in distress, Brona and Lucy, that plan and execute the rescues. Although they take the heroic lead, both ladies' actions remain true to this time period. They use their femaleness to an advantage as the villains underestimate them, not expecting the intelligence and determination that they employ. Another fun part of reading the stories is that, if you've read the other highlander immortal stories by Howell and Sands, you'll recognize Heming's parents -- Efrica and Jankyn from "Kiss of the Vampire" by Howell in the Highland Vampire anthology (this one's not with Sands) - and Tearlach is the son of Eva and Connall from "The Highland Bride" by Sands from The Eternal Highlander, the first book in the series.

If you love the sexy brogue and you love paranormals, you will love these sexy Scottish Vamps. Give Highland Vampire a try and then go out and get the earlier books too.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mary v
"Blood Feud" by Hannah Howell. In 1511 England, Lord Hervey Kerr captures Sir Heming MacNachton, whom he plans to torture until the Scotsman reveals his clan's secret for long life. The odious Englishman also holds prisoner his wealthy cousin Lady Brona Kerr whom he plans to force into marriage to his right hand man Angus. Brona frees Heming and with a few other prisoners begin a trek to safety even as he realizes she is his soulmate.

"Capture" by Lynsay Sands. At the same time his cousin Hervey was incarcerated, Tearlach MacAdie finds himself in chains in a dungeon. Also in chains is Lady Lucy Blytheswood whose brother was murdered by Lord Wymon Carbonnel. Like Heming Wyomon wants Tearlach's secret of long life, but he also plans to wed his other prisoner and frame the Scot as the killer of her sibling. Although Tearlach is not much help due to injuries, Lucy enables them to escape the dungeon. They flee for his home hoping to elude the outraged Wymon

Though clearly occurring concurrently, by keeping each tale separate the two authors make HIGHLAND THIRST an easier read. Refreshing this historical paranormal romance is the heroines are not only courageous risking their lives, they save the male leads. The smooth blending of vampires within the Scottish historical romance adds to the uniqueness of a delightful tale. Although the villains are too stereotypical vile even as each differs (they are the monsters not the vampires), readers will appreciate this fabulous collaboration between Hannah Howell & Lynsay Sands.

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
annie dang
Highlander cousins Heming MacNachton and Tearlach MacAdie are mixed-blood (born of Clan and Outsider parents) which has given them mixed abilities as well as limitations. They are drugged and captured in a Northern English pub while searching out hunters who consider them soulless, blood-sucking demons and intend to use them to learn how to eradicate their clans. Taken to separate castles, they meet the extraordinary women who are destined to save their lives and share their destiny.

Although summarized in 3 short sentences to avoid spoilers (see book blurbs for details), these stories contain so much more that you need to experience. You must read the book as you will wish to share the thrill of the escape and adventures of Hemming with Brona Kerr ("Blood Feud") and Tearlach with Lady Lucy Blytheswood ("The Capture").

It is my impression that each book has improved their foundation of working together as well as their ability to make the combination of paranormal and historical feel real. For those who have read the previous 2 HIGHLANDER Duets, you know that these authors do an excellent job in combining Historical romance and paranormal elements with their own unique flair to blend their stories. I highly recommended this book and the series to all who enjoy paranormal romances as well as those who like vampire romance not on the side!

Although written to stand alone, I know once you've read the book you will wish to read the others [THE ETERNAL HIGHLANDER and MY IMMORTAL HIGHLANDER] to meet other MacNachton and MacAdie clan members. These authors and their duets are on my "auto-buy" list as they have never disappointed for reading enjoyment and I do not wish to miss their `worlds' or their wit even in unrelated titles.

Reviewed by Cy Korte
For PNR REVIEWS
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
liza decamp
"Blood Feud" by Hannah Howell

Heming MacNachton and his cousin stop at an inn for something to
drink. Heming is uneasy with the way his instincts are screaming that
something is not right. It is too late, however, when he and his
cousin realize that he should have listened to his gut. It seems that
the ale Heming and Tearlach ingested was tainted and Heming falls
unconscious, only to wake up caged and cuffed like the animal his
captors think him to be.

Brona Kerr is first cousin to the laird of Rosscurrach, the man that
has imprisoned and tortured Heming. Spying him in his cage, Brona
experiences emotions she is not sure she is supposed to have. Unsure
of why Heming is being held captive, Brona vows to find out why-only
to hear rumors of blood and animalistic behavior. No matter, however,
because once she finds out the reasons for Heming's imprisonment, she
makes the choice to free him. And free him she does.

"The Capture" by Lynsay Sands

Tearlach MacAdie and his cousin, Heming MacNachton, are traveling the
countryside looking for the hunters that prey upon their family.
Stopping at an inn for something to drink, Tearlach and Heming realize
too late that their draft of ale has been drugged. Fighting
unconsciousness to no avail, each cousin is then captured and they are
separated. Tearlach wakes up caged in a dungeon with a cellmate named
Lucy Blytheswood. A woman he finds intriguing and brave.

Lucy Blytheswood and her brother met with Wymon Carbonnel at his home
to talk about the possibility of his proposal to Lucy. When Wymon
finally proposed at the end of their visit, Lucy dreaded his reaction,
but when he seemed to take her refusal with a grain of salt, Lucy is
almost afraid to hope that his reaction means he isn't angry. Urged by
Wymon to stop for a meal, Lucy is more than ready to go home and is
getting more uneasy by the minute. Her instincts prove true when out
of the blue her brother is murdered and she is dragged away, only to
be placed in chains in the dungeon of Carbonnel Castle with the one
man she is destined to be with for the rest of her life.

I found both cousins captivating and enigmatic. While they were
vampires, and had even killed before, neither were killers. Their
attention to their lady loves was beautiful to read. Brona and Lucy
were brave and their unconditional love for Heming and Tearlach was
almost pure in that they cared for these men with every part of them
and accepted them for who they were. The love between the couples
just made me shiver.

Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands continue their tradition of finely
written historical collaborations with Highland Thirst. A must buy
for me, the combination of historical and vampire is just right in my
book and I couldn't help but completely engulf Highland Thirst in one
sitting. It should not be missed.

Talia
Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sylvie
Hannah Howell uses a light hand when she writes her paranormal historical romances. You don't have to stretch your credibility to believe this love story can happen, you just have to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Ms. Howell has created a world where the magnificent gifts of the Wherlockes and Vaughns are used for good, even though the gifts have created havoc in their personal lives.

There are no vampires, no werewolves, no hocuspocus. Just an ordinary world where two families struggle to keep their talents hidden. A world where they believe love is for everyone else. In "If He's Dangerous" it takes a very special heroine to bring Argus Wherlocke around to the realization that love holds the key to a happy future.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
richard zaslavsky
I have been waiting to read Argus book since I first met him in previous books. But I was very disappointed in him, and the story.

In his mind he was never going to marry Lorelei and still seduced her. She saved his life and is the virginal daughter of a Duke who took him and his family in.

He was a rogue, made bad mistakes the entire book. Even at the end when he realizes he loves Lorelei and must marry her, he leaves for a month without explanations.

The bad guy seemed scary at the beginning but as the story went on he just seemed pathetic.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
doug hart
This book fits my requirements for a fabulous read! It is a great mixture of paranormal and historical romance. Lorelei Sundun is not your ordinary highborn lady. She sees naked men in her father's rose garden, but this is no ordinary man. Sir Argus Wherlocke is a member of the Wherlocke clan, and it is rumored that they have special "gifts". Lorelei mounts a rescue when she realizes the Argus is being held captive by a madman bent on stealing Argus's special talents. Can Argus keep from falling in love with the lovely lady or is he destined for another fate all together? Check out this amazing story and the rest of Ms. Howell's books in the Wherlocke & Vaughn saga.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kimbarly
Another Awesome book by Hannah Howell. & Lynsay Sands. There are actually 2 stories contained within this book. Blood Feud by Hannah Howell and The Capture by Lynsay Sands. These books are excellent and keep your attention from the beginning right to the very end. If you like medieval romance and vampires then you'll enjoy this book. I look forward to reading more books by these authors in the future. I got a copy of this book through Kindle Unlimited.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
annie chubbuck
In 1475 Scotland, Kiera Murray MacKail is forced to flee her home when Castle Ardgleann is overtaken by Ralf Mouwbray, who killed her spouse. She manages to reach a nearby monastery where her cousin Brother Matthew tends a wounded warrior Liam Cameron. As a gifted healer Kiera takes over caring for the patient.

When he recovers, Liam, in gratitude, agrees to escort Keira to his home where he is bound anyway. However, traveling without a chaperon for weeks, their families demand the couple wed. Liam accepts his fate having expected it, but Keira is reluctant as she knows he will discover her secret on their wedding night; she remains a virgin though a widow. As they mount a counter assault to regain Ardgeleann, they both quietly realize they love their spouse, but neither wants to be the first to say so out of fear of rejection.

Hannah "Highland" Howell provides a strong fifteenth century Scottish romance that her fans will enjoy while rooting for the lead couple to make it together and to defeat the enemy that has taken over her castle. Readers will wonder why she is a married virgin as Ms. Howell once again entertains her audience with a fine Highland historical tale.

Harriet Klausner
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bhasker
Just to start... Had to rent this book from the library because it is NOT available through kindle Unlimited like other books in this series. Now about the book... You will not be disappointed no matter what way you get to read this book. Mrs Howell hit it out of the park. Liam and Keira's love was so touching that it made you want to know more. When the book ends you will wish there was more.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jim verne
I expected more from Argus' story, but it was cute. He wasn't the big bad boogeyman that he portrayed to be. It's not my favorite book in the series, but it was a nice read.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
caitlin larrabee
It's not up to par with her newer romances, i.e, the Wherlocke series. These people seem to be generic imitations of numerous other Scottish romances, but without the knowledge of either period or culture. Several Scottish words and phrases were misused, making the meaning unintentionally ridiculous. Skip this early effort, and go for one of Howell's more recent books.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
natalie moravec
Okay writing, but the hero just was NOT hero material in my eyes. He was dishonorable - he agonized over kissing the heroine, then he couldn't help kissing her, then he agonized over seducing her, then he seduced her, then he continued to get it on with her...and all the while, he KNOWS he should marry her, he KNOWS she would welcome his suit, he KNOWS it's expected of him, but he refuses even to entertain the idea. Why? Because of an absolutely ridiculous certainty that marriages for his family are DOOMED. *rolls eyes*

Yet he keeps on boinking the heroine...without any hint of birth control, by the way. Yup, lots of unprotected sex with the no-longer-virginal heroine, even though the "hero" should know better. Why should he know better? Oh, he already has two illegitimate children. That he doesn't tell her about. That she learns about when the two kids show up on her doorstep, looking for their pops. Yup. Real classy.

He only realizes he has feelings for her AFTER she's been stabbed in the back by the villain and is lying on the ground, bleeding. In fact, here's a quote that should show why I'm so frustrated with this hero and want to smack him upside the head:

"He did not like to think about how long he had clung to the idea of a curse. It was embarrassing now that he sat and actually thought it out. Worse, he had left Lorelei to think that he saw what they shared as no more than an affair. (Um, that's what you did see it as, buddy.) That was something he would have to deeply apologize for. It was also embarrassing to think he had to see her on the ground bleeding before he understood what she meant to him. He had even just silently accepted her words of love when they had made love, as if somehow they were his due. Something else he would have to apologize deeply for, as it must have hurt her."

Please, do yourself a favor and AVOID this one.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
nitica
I thought the book started out o.k. until halfway through the book where it just became bland. The characters, especially the main two- Keira and Laim- are interesting, along with some of the plot. Halfway, though, after the wedding night, it just felt like the attraction became lukewarm between Liam and Keira and that's when I started losing interest. I couldn't finish the book, unfortunately. If you're extremely interested in the plot- saving a small village from a cruel invader which takes a while to get there- then, by all means, this book is for you. For me, I'll just pass.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dunski
I pre-ordered this book back in September, and was so excited when it arrived. Liam Cameron has been one of my favorite characters in several of Ms. Howell's previous books, so I was thrilled to see him get his own book. And it was true to his character, right down to his cousin Sigimor's prophesy that he would "pay" for all his playing around with women when the time came for him to settle down in wedded bliss. Liam has finally found his "fit," the "right" woman for him, Keira Murray McKail. It took a near deadly beating to find her, but that is what it took, so that is okay. The only problems are one, she doesn't believe he will remain faithful to her due to his past history AND due to the fact that a married woman who claims he was a lover is chasing him all over the place. Two, Keira, already believes herself unattractive to men because her first husband had some severe problems (can't give too much away here!). Three, Keira has to save her deceased husband's people and lands from a man who has taken them and delights in causing pain and misery. Keira barely escaped with her life, after watching him slowly kill her husband. Liam wants to woo Keira, and win her love, but with all these problems he just doesn't have the time! The only thing that works for him is that after spending a month together in a cottage while Liam healed from his wounds, marriage to Keira is the only way to save her good name. He's thrilled, she's not, but he hasn't lost his skills, and the passion is high and hot between the two of them. This is a good story! It has more dialogue, and less sword fighting than some of her other stories, but for the most part, I found this perfectly acceptable, and in fact, just right for these two characters. At times it moved a bit slowly, but only because I was expecting a little more action. Once I got used to Keira's "thinking" and Liam's obvious responses, I liked it. It really makes for some wonderful, humorous scenes! I really enjoyed some of the side characters, especially Kester and Meggie, and hope they get their own book(s) some day! Thanks again, Ms. Howell, for another wonderful, well-thought out romance, not just another plug in new names, and change the dates. I look forward to June 2006, and "Highland Lover!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cody tolmasoff
What could be more interesting to a gently bred but bored young woman than a hunky naked man speaking from her roses? Maybe his entire gifted family arriving to help save him and, later, all of them from the maniacal villains who kidnapped the hunk!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ezra
Just absolutely loved the 4th book in the series!! Lorelei and Angus were so perfect with each other. It is amazing time after time the magnificent books that Hannah Howell writes!! She is truly one of my top 3 authors!! You gotta just love Roland the Duke and Lorelei's father! N
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
svata
This was a continuation of the Wherelock and Vaughn Families saga. I definitely think you need to read them in order to understand these fascinating people, but I've loved all of the books and the characters. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
amanda velasquez
The love scenes are romantic but not particularly explicit. I am giving this book 4 stars because while it was pleasant reading, the story's elements seemed kind of superficial. I liked and enjoyed the book but didn't love it. This will not be one I will re-read in the future.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
leanna
Lorelei meets Argus in the garden. He is naked and needs help. She gives him her shawl and then he disappears. She notifys his relatives and searches to find him. Adventurous and intriguing story. Another winner in the Wherlocke series !
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lynn stewart
Argus and Loralei's story begins with her vision of a naked man in her garden in need of rescue and carries on from there. A fun story with political intrigue, all sorts of mayhem and a fair dose of magic. A good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bucephalus
I haven't been able to read much lately because I have a baby. I've always loved to read so now I listen to books with narration. I really enjoyed this whole series. It sucks you in quickly.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
stephanietaggart
Love the Wherlockes and Hannah Howell. Can't wait to read more of them. Paranormal romance without to much science fiction
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
blair reeve
Oh yes, this was a very good book that I had a hard time stopping my reading. I really enjoyed it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mary ann
Enjoyable series - but like many series gets to be predictable the more you read. Minor changes expected so made them worth the read!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
amariucai
love all Hannah's books. definitely keepers. the heroines all seem to have more sense than the usual ones that always cause so much trouble by being stupid in the name of independence.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
andrew price
Charming book with well developed characters.. I enjoy all Hannah Howell s books. She never fails to keep my interest. In the past I have enjoyed her Highland novels but now will enjoy her english ones also. Enjoy
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
carley
I was looking for a new series to read and found this one. from the beginning the story line was interesting and captivating. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
ali allam
I am not going to do a rendition of this book, I see this has already been done. This book was not bad. It was compelling, but not a keeper. I thought the passion was lacking and what passion there was was lukewarm (don't get me wrong, the lust was there, but no passion). I would not recommend this book if you want a scorching romantic read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
debra nemsick
Highland Thirst**** (Blood Feud*** by Hannah Howell, The Capture**** by Lynsay Sands)
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
vaishali
I agree with another reviewer, the Scottish brogue made this book too hard to read. I don't want to have to try to decipher what the characters are saying. Too much work on my part. This was a negative for me.

The story was good enough but bogged down in the middle. The characters were the best part of the story. I Liked Liam and thought Keira was a good match for him.

This was my first book by Howell. Someone had left it at a bach condo where we were staying this summer. I pikced it up to read it since I had never read anything by her. I don't I'll read another.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
fatima nasiyr
Absolutely love this series and this author! Now that I have discovered the Dallas Public. library's Lending Library I hope to. Read everything she has written
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
diana apperley
For some this maybe predictable but I just really enjoy reading this series just for the simple reason of a fun and relaxing getaway period.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julia mcentire
Love this series. I think I like it even more than her Murray's series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
puck
I loved it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
asmaa elgazar
Enjoyed Liam's adventure and that my favorite characters were brought in to help save the day and add to story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dhina karan
I absolutely love the entire series. Highly recommend it to everyone!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
michael parker
I love Hannah Howell books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lori goldman
I recommended to anyone who hasn't read Hannah Howell work. She is a great author and you won't be disappointed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
amber wilkie
I recommended to anyone who hasn't read Hannah Howell work. She is a great author and you won't be disappointed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mike mclemore
Hannah is one of my favorite authors. She always has a wonderful story to tell. I enjoy the period in time that her stories take place. She also makes family very important; her characters make you want to know them.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
comhcinc
This story pulled me in right away. But my only problem here is that Hannah Howell writes them talking in a very thick accent. The characters should have an accent. But, as this was written, it was very hard at times to even get an idea of what the characters were saying. I like to read characters with an accent but I think she has taken it to an extreme. I stopped reading after two chapters. I read romance novels for pure enjoyment. But, since this book was giving me a headache, it got bumped to the back of my stack of books that I want to read.

Maybe I will pick it up again someday and give it another shot.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
catty
Hannah Howell succeeds no matter what series she write in. The Wherlocke series has quickly become one of my favorites, a series that I find myself binge reading again and again.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
lisa lap
I wish the stories had been longer. This is my first vampire book to read and I liked it and will read the others too!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
carole kauf
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. It was a fast-paced story that had me laughing and crying. I really enjoy historical romance and If He's Dangerous is one of the best I've read in ages. Ms. Howell has done a great job!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
michelle sydnor
Highland Champion

This book simply put is "AWESOME". It holds your intrest from begining to end.I plan to read all in this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
eman g
If you like reading about the Highlands and romance and passion, you will love reading this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cinnamon
I just love all of Hanna Howell's Highland stories. I alway can't help it and just transfer my spirit to those times of love and challenge. She has this heart to write about love and sex that really helps me sleep better. I recommend her books with all my heart.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jeff shackelford
I enjoyed this book. I have yet to read a bad book written by hannah howell. Would highly recommend this book and any written by hannah.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
taylor preston
This book was very interesting, with characters that kept you fixated with the story and gave an anticipation for the end.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
corine grant
I simply loved it cause of the first line. It atuomaticly got your attention and pulled you right in. Plus, I like how it cut right to the chase for a change. I'm telling you its all in that first line.
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