Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review: The Hawk

Handpicked by Robert the Bruce to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule, the elite warriors of the Highland Guard face their darkest days. When Bruce is forced to flee, his bid for freedom rests on the shoulders of one extraordinary warrior.

Erik MacSorley is a brilliant seafarer who has never encountered a wind he could not harness or a woman he could not win—until he drags a wet, half-naked “nursemaid” out of the waters off the Irish coast. Ellie’s ordinary appearance belies the truth: She is in fact Lady Elyne de Burgh, the spirited daughter of the most powerful noble in Ireland. Worse, this irresistible woman is determined to prove herself immune to Erik’s charms—a challenge he cannot resist.

Her captor may look every inch a rugged warrior, but Ellie vows that it will take more than a wickedly suggestive caress to impress her. Yet Erik will sweep away Ellie’s resistance with a desire that resonates deep within her heart. Still, he is a man driven by loyalty, and she is a woman with secrets that could jeopardize Bruce’s chance to reclaim his throne. As the battle for king and country sounds across the shores, will Ellie’s love be enough to finally tame the legend known as the Hawk?

This book had me up late at night and sneaking my Kindle to my office!! I couldn't put it down. Just like the 1st book in the the series The Chief The Chief, The Hawk.... do you see a trend here? Ah, yes! It's the Highland Guard Series, and I will be reading them all, but at 8 bucks each I will have to spread them out some!! 
I love the characters, especially Ellie. She's described as plain and ordinary, but she is far from that. Our hero, Erik, is described as handsome, beautiful and carefree, but he's much more than that. They are thrown together in a difficult situation, and I gotta say, the way Ellie doesn't put up with any of Erik's crud! I loved how we get to know them both just as they get to know each other, and realize what amazing people each of them are. The ending is so sweet and funny-- I like reading a book that has great humor in it!! Look for more reviews from this series!

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