The Guardian : Return of the Highlanders

  • by Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: Return of the Highlanders
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past... and claim the bride he's long resisted.
As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas - and he won't take no for an answer.


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Right from Chapter 1 this Medieval listen will capture you and you'll get drawn into the exploits of 4 young Highland lads as their lives soon become fraught with danger as they quickly turn from boys to fearless Highland Warriors (that is of course, if you're into kilts, tight leather breeches and Claymores wielded and worn by bonny Highland brutes)..

This is handsome Ian's tale of woe as Highland honour dictated he marry Sileas but he did not stick around to consummate their marriage (don't blame him she was only 13) so he and his fellow warriors went off to fight in France. Meanwhile Sileas, who had always loved Ian and had hope in her heart, grew into a beauty and when Ian finally returned still thinking of annulling their marriage but when he saw her he was literally speechless and quickly changed his mind.

But he had a lot of wooing to do which was hilarious (especially the frying pan bit) but alas it was a sad attempt and he failed miserably (well he was caught naked and at full mast with another woman who was also naked - but he did have a good excuse!!). So Sileas (now brokenhearted) decided to get an annulment by the Queen in Stirling which was a perilous journey and was rife with sinister characters.

There's also the usual Castle and Clan wars mixed in with great characters in this action-packed plot about the plight of a couple destined for love but their romance, like the wars, had to be fearlessly won as faith and trust had to be earned first, then came the romance, sex and finally..... love.

Worth a credit? A lovely listen that'll put a smile on your face - so that folks is a YES.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Amazing! Really Great Highlander Story!

Ok... So first you have to like Highlander books or you really might not get a feel of this. If you do...u will just love this.

I love the way this book started. It stated with the four main highlanders as young boys and each one gets their fortune read by the crazy eye seer of their clan...which was just awesome... Ok... then it shifts to the story.. I mean like just when I think the action is going to die off... Bam! More action... This book was just filled with action.. I soo wanted to skip chapters just to see what would happen next..but I couldn't because I didn't want to miss anything.

What is so funny. This book didn't really read like a action book at all. It was so slow and easy going.. but then your realize after a chapter... or two... "Man, so much just happened.." "Wait... who just died.." "OMG, Ian gotta marry who" " OMG, Ian is gonna do WHAT!"

I simply just loved it. Then when Ian comes home and his reaction to his wife.. was like Woah! I was cheesing the entire book. Ok... I am sooo pre-ordering the next book which is up in late July for Alex...because his fortune was the funniest of all...and is one lady's man, but his lucky gal is not so... well lucky.. and I just can't wait for that book. It is gonna be great.! I can't believe I found this... So excited when I find a great great book. Only reason why this is not a five star is because I need more sexing that what I got. I had to wait...far far far far far tooooo long for my smexing... but that is usual in a highlander book.

Narration was one of the best in the genre and that is saying something for a highlander book. None of that gruff male stuff. Simply amazing. I telling you.. the only reason this wasn't a five star was because of the long wait for smexing... I like my smexing...!!

A total buy and it wasn't cheap either... A great credit if you have one..
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- Candateshia Pafford "I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio