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"

Spirited Highland Adventure

This is a well written story about Ian and Sileas who find themselves circumstances beyond their control. The story basically shows how each of them dealt with their situation....both very differently. .Sileas essentially makes Ian work for it. Along the way is adventure, wooing, romance, and funny scenes that make this a nice historical romance.

The narrator was great. Overall, he did a nice job on the women's voices. I'm looking forward to book two.
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- 🌼DARA "💙 A Good Story Epecially w/Romance🔹Audiobooks+Work=Adventures 💫 Enjoy Listening, Debating, & Reviewing with My Book Club🔹No Spoilers 🙊"

Book Details

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