Book Review: Tempted by the Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham

Tempted by the Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham is part of the MacKinloch series of historical romances that can each stand alone, but offer more to the readers when read in order. I have only read one other book in the series, and am hoping to get my hands on a few more in the near future. In this book, Callum MacKinloch has suffered years of torture and is physically finally free, but his voice is still lost to him. Lady Marguerite de Montpierre's offered him aide and comfort one night of his captivity, but is captive to her position and father's expectations. They know that there is no future together, but both find it hard to accept and risk everything to treasure the moments, and memories. Marguerite can calm Callum's soul, but will she be able to stand up to her father, or walk away from everything and risk being hunted down, in order to have true love?

Tempted by the Highland Warrior is an enthralling read. Callum lost his voice, and still managed to communicate with Marguerite. The challenges of writing a character with his past and issues is not easy, but he is very much a three dimensional character that rings true, Marguerite is a good character, she demonstrates the troubles and struggles that women of her rank faced in the past. She cared about the servants are guards in the castle as people, rather than as those to be looked down on our used, with made me like her and hold some respect for her. However, there were several moments when I just wanted to yell at her and tell her to run off with Callum and forget her father. The conclusion was well done, and tied everything up nicely, although while reading there were a couple times when I thought it could have come a little sooner.

Tempted by the Highland Warrior
is a good historical romance, and there are few heroes sexier that a highland warrior (in my opinion). I think fan's of the series and the author will enjoy the story, and readers that love a alpha man with a vulnerability will particularly enjoy the book. It was not my favorite of the era or the author's, but it will not stop me from reading more by Michelle Willingham. I look forward to reading more of her highland romances in the future, hopefully near future!
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