Today we have the blog tour of The Highland Outlaw by Heather McCollum! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!
Title: The Highland Outlaw
Author: Heather McCollum
Genre: Historical Romance
About The Highland Outlaw:Shaw Sinclair, chief of the outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in northern Scotland, has made a deal with the devil. Despite his strength and lethal skills, he needs help—specifically from a woman—to accomplish his mission to bring a bairn to safety to the coast. When he meets the brave and beautiful Alana Campbell at a Samhain Festival, he decides she's the one. Alana Campbell is ready to show the world she's just as skillful with a sgian dubh as any man. Attracting the attention of the brawny chief who coerces her to join him on his journey to the coast of Scotland gives her that very opportunity. Sparks flash between them as they're forced to act as husband and wife to accomplish the deadly mission. However, when secrets threaten to tear them apart, they have to decide if their differences outweigh the reality of their feelings...
My Review:I don't know what drew me to the Highland Outlaw, but I think it has to do with my soft spot for Scottish historical romances. I mean kilts am I right?
Alana Campbell just wants to prove to the world that women can do everything men can. Better even. When at the festival with her fellow Rose warrior/scholars, she comes face-to-face with Shaw Sinclair. He's a mountain of a man who needs serious help to take care of a baby.
When Alana offers to assist Shaw to feed the poor baby in his care he seizes his chance and kidnaps her. Now on the road Alana and Shaw strike a deal, she'll help him care for the baby and he'll help her free her mother from captivity.
Now, of course, people are on their trail to kill the child and whoever gets in their way so we get some amazing action scenes, blood, and a very loveable dog who loves Alana enough to attack anyone who tries to harm her.
Toss in a romance between Shaw, who will do anything to get his land back for his family, and Alana who just wants to be loved, and you have a very fun romance. I enjoyed Alana and Shaw's characters very much. Shaw was the kind of man any woman would swoon over, I think. He was respectful and never tried to force Alana into anything when she was in his care. Alana was so brave and never spent her time wallowing over things she couldn't change. I just loved them both so very much!
If I had any complaints it would be that the book dragged a bit for me at times. I'm not sure why, but some parts just felt more drawn out than they needed to be. Other than that aspect I did enjoy the pacing overall. I read this book in about two sittings and struggled to put it down each time I had to.
The Highland Outlaw was a fabulous read about two warring clans who come together to take care of a child and each other.
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About Heather McCollum:Heather McCollum is an award-winning, historical romance writer. She currently has twenty published novels and is an Amazon Best Selling author. She is a 2015 Readers’ Choice winner and a member of Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.
The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entranced Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination when she visited there years ago. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since.
When she is not creating vivid characters and settings, she spends her time educating women on the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. She has recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.