Hello Everyone! Welcome to my stop today on the Blog Tour for this fabulous book, Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke and allowing me to share my review with you! There’s also a fabulous Giveaway below, so make sure to check it out! First a thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to participate and a thank you to Nicole Locke and the publisher for giving me the privilege to read and review this book. Now to find out more about this book…
Secrets of a Highland Warrior
(The Lochmore Legacy #4)
Rory Lochmore/Ailsa McCrieff
My Rating: 5/5 stars
The key to his past…
…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?
Secrets of a Highland Warrior is the fourth and final book in The Lochmore Legacy series by author Nicole Locke. Before I get into the actual review for this book, I first must applaud the authors involved in this series, Janice Preston, Lara Temple, Elisabeth Hobbes, and Nicole Locke. It’s been an absolutely fantastic series and I’m saddened to leave these characters behind. Each book has been unique in its story, but yet seamlessly linked with its tie to the Lochmore Legacy. I do hope the authors will be able to continue on with some of the secondary characters or spin-offs of their stories! It would be great to revisit these characters and the settings again. So now on to Rory and Ailsa and a mystery revealed…
Rory Lochmore is the only son of the Lochmore Chief. He travels to McCrieff land to claim what the English King Edward had already granted the Lochmores, a piece of land that their clans have fought over for years. But what he ends up getting is a wife…
Ailsa McCrieff is the McCrieff clan’s only healer. Her father has been elected to be heir apparent to the Chief, the Tanist. When her father offers her for marriage to their sworn enemy, she is shocked and not happy. Can these two sworn enemies, find a way to bring peace to their warring clans?
I knew this was going to be a powerful book and Ms. Locke did not disappoint! With each of the three previous books we’ve been gradually building to this final book, to this couple, and their story. From the very beginning when Rory first sees Ailsa hiding at the top of the stairs, he felt… as if he knew her. At that moment as the reader, you just felt it too! That the power and the pull between these two was uncontrollable, undeniable, and meant to be. I absolutely loved Rory. He’s a warrior, raised to be leader of his clan. But yet you see the vulnerability in him, from secrets in his past. The pull he feels towards Ailsa is disturbing to him at first, but yet he can’t help it. Ailsa was such a strong character. She’s headstrong, stubborn & determined and like no woman Rory has ever known. Together these two work to trust each other, to unite their clans and work toward a future together.
Ms. Locke has done an exceptional job of tying all the pieces together, solving the mystery and giving us a beautifully written love story to last a lifetime and beyond, for always! With an absolutely perfect epilogue from author Janice Preston, this series has now come full circle. It’s been a pleasure and a joy to read this series, perfection from beginning to end. Bravo ladies and dare we ask encore…
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Nicole is the author of Harlequin’s #LoversandLegends series and co-author of the #LochmoreLegacy series. Currently, she lives in Seattle and can be reached via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. If you don’t hear from her, she’s eating Haribos and drinking copious amounts of tea while frantically trying to find a happily ever after.
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