This Highland Adventure novella was originally from anthology Kissing the Highlander. Another fast paced page turner that I know anyone who enjoy a kilted braw highlander will be doing a Scottish gig after reading this wonderful read! Vonda Sinclair has is truly a gifted author whose books are always fabulous fun reads! This is book 7 in the Highland Adventure series.
Scotland, August 1619
On a mission to escort the Earl of Rebbinglen to Glasgow is met with storm that causes Shamus Mackenzie brother to Chief of Clan MacKenzi to barely survive a a galley wreck. He is badly injured and alone assuming his brother and clan member drowned in the wreck. He would of went looking for them if he had been given a chance. Unfortunately fates are not in his favor, as He did not realize he was in enemy territory, Clan MacDonald lands. When the evil And greedy Chief finds him he has poor Shamus beaten on top of the all injuries he had already sustained from the Galley wreck! The evil-greedy MacDonald Chieftain decides to hold him for ransom of Shamus doesn't die from starvation first! Luckily it was probably the only thing that saves his life until he meets the MacDonald's sister, some who call a witch, the beautiful Maili MacDonald. From what Shamus views, she is the exact opposite of her evil brother, as he felt as if she was a kind, wee fae Fairie. Maili, whose visits are the only thing that keeps him from going mad in the dark ,cold, smelly dungeon he was being held prisoner at!
Maili MacDonald, the heroine is this story, whom no one wants to marry due to her second site and most men seem to fear her. Already she has a record of three broken betrothals her brother set up. She almost sees Shamus coming with her second site and feels he will be an essential part of her future. In what way she is not certain, but she feels he will be very important in some way to her. Maili checks on her evil brother's latest prisoner and demands she be allowed to get a healer and see to his injuries as well as bringing him clean bandages, food and water. Maili is totally disgusted by her brothers actions and believes that's his evil greed will cause the clan much destruction and death as she has another vision of The a Chieftain Cyrus MacKenzie and his warrior coming to rescue Shamus and killing most of Clan MacDonald in retaliation for holding his beloved brother Shamus hostage!
Once Mali finds out her evil brother plans to force her to marry this creepy man, old enough to be her father just to be rid of her! Maili refuses and decides time is of the essence and it is time to help Shamus escape, but with on wee catch he must take her with him! Shamus refuses knowing he would be accused of kidnapping and it could start a horrific war between their two clans. So now Maili has to figure a way to convince that just might involve some kissing! You can feel the attraction between Shamus and Maili immediately which sizzles right off the pages!
Most powerful breath taking scene to in this book is the one was at the standing stones and the marriage stone just so touching, beautiful, tender, enchanting and magical without giving anything away. This is a highland adventure you definitely don't want to miss! I highly recommend My Captive Highlander By Vonda Sinclair as again another beautiful and powerful read!