sabato 9 gennaio 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Highlander Who Loved Me by Adrienne Basso

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Adrienne Basso
Released Dec 29th, 2015
Zebra: Kensington


Scottish Highlands, 1329. Sir James McKenna, second son of the powerful McKenna Chief, knows he has found his destiny when he falls in love with sweet Lady Davina Armstrong, niece of the Armstrong Chief. Orphaned in childhood, Davina has always felt like an outsider, and with James finally feels that she belongs. But their plans for a happy future are shattered after a brutal attack by a band of rogues. Horrified, Davina’s overprotective family quickly shelters her from everyone—including James…

Five years later, James is a changed man. His fighting skills sharpened to perfection, he is hardened by the war and destruction he’s endured as a Scottish knight—and by the loss of Davina. Weary, he returns home—and is shocked to find Davina there. Is it too late for them to start anew, or will the past dare to lay claim to their future once more?

My Review

This medieval romance is very engaging and enjoyable. There is a beautiful love story and a short love triangle but there is also a lot of suspense and a mystery to solve.
Davina Armstrong is an orphan and lives with her cousin's family. She feels lucky to have a house and someone who takes care of her but knows that she is a burden to them. When she meets James McKenna feels happy again. He is so funny, sweet, sensitive, finally feels to be important to someone. They are so in love that he asks her to marry him right away. But a day they are assaulted by strangers, they are too many and he is unable to defend his love. Davina is disappointed, is terrorized by men and doesn't want to see James. He is destroyed, tries to talk to her but she doesn't want to hear him. He decides to go away from home and to dedicate his life to become a strong and unscrupulous knight. After five years he returns home  and he meets again Davina. Still he loves her or is too strong resentment he feels and for them there is no future?
I have not loved so much Davina, I found her an inconsistent and somentimes too selfish character. Maybe because I loved James from the first page and I would never have treated him so badly. He's a guy honest, loyal, has risked his life to save her.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and will not be my last by far. 
This story is well witten, had a good pace and a wonderful blend of romance and action. The plot is well constructed, the end of the story truly surprised me, I never would have guessed.


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Adrienne Basso is the author of over ten Zebra historical romances. She lives with her family in West Plainfield, New Jersey. Readers can visit her at

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