Laird of the Mist – Paula Quinn

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They call him The Devil, but his kiss is heaven.

Protecting Her Was His Passion
High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn’t afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray…and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan’s most hated enemy: Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she can not ignore his achingly tender touch or the way his fiery gaze leaves her breathless…

Possessing Her Would Be His Pleasure
Callum MacGregor has taken many Campbell lives, but he’s never saved one—until now. Mesmerized by this spirited lass, he wants her by his side—even if it means holding her ransom. As his fingers graze her sumptuous curves and tangle in her unruly tresses, Callum realizes Kate Campbell is his most dangerous foe of all. For he can’t make love to her without betraying his kinsmen and his honor…and surrendering his heart forever.

A family feud has been tearing the Campbells and MacGregors apart for centuries but when Callum MacGregor saves Kate Campbell’s life this feud takes a new turn.
Kate has been fed scary stories about “Devil” MacGregor ever since she can remember but when he saves her life, she finds out things aren’t as she was told. He shows her compassion and mercy her family never bestowed on him. Callum abducts Kate in order to lure her uncle into his trap and dispose of her afterwards but he soon realizes he has encountered the first Campbell he has no desire to kill.

I loved all the characters in this book. Callum and Kate were the proverbial star-crossed couple that captured my heart. Callum is a hero to die for. The torment and anguish inside him cover a compassionate and loyal man who despite his suffering and reputation has a big heart, even if he doesn’t always show it.

But it was Kate who truly won my heart in this book. When she gives, she gives it all. She is saucy, brave and headstrong and she gives Callum a run for his money. She has a big heart and is devastated when she finds out what was done to the MacGregors by her family.

The secondary cast surrounding Kate and Callum is an impressive, witty and endearing bunch. Graham, Robert, Jamie and Maggie warmed my heart, Angus and Brodie put an indulgent smile on my face and Duncan repelled me.

This book seeps into your sense until it takes over! The more pages I read the more I became utterly enthralled by this beautiful story. It was a journey of two people towards truth, love and trust. Paula Quinn has created a perfectly blended mix of historical facts and romantic fiction. She gave me a wonderful tale that’s filled with love, hate, betrayal, passion and hope. It was a story that touched my heart and left me missing the characters when the book was finished.

In short, I’ve enjoyed another splendid book by Paula Quinn. Few authors in this genre can create the stir of feelings I experience when I read her books. She prepared me with the Risande Trilogy and now she has stoked the fire up with LAIRD OF THE MIST. I am ready for A HIGHLANDER NEVER SURRENDERS.

Kate and Callum:
“If you dare touch me, I will rip out your heart.”
“How might ye do that?” he asked, sounding somewhat amused. “With yer teeth?”

He stared down at her for a moment, long enough to make her insides melt. He possessed the confidence to conquer, the intoxicating power to thoroughly seduce her, and the strength to resist doing either.

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