Taming of the Highlander
by Elisa Braden
If you enjoy a good love story of any type, not just a historical romance, then any book by Elisa Braden should be a ‘must read.’ By the time you get even halfway through the first chapter of this book it is already a bittersweet experience because you know it’s going to end much too soon … and that is exactly what happened with her newest release, “The Taming of the Highlander.” This is the second book in Braden’s Midnight in Scotland series, but you can absolutely enjoy it as a stand-alone.
Usually we read about a “tortured hero” and it means he has suffered mentally or psychologically in some way. Broderick has also been viciously physically tortured, all after being framed for a crime he did not commit. Kate is visiting her brother in Scotland, where he lives now that he has married Broderick’s sister. She is a young woman who wants to be independent, which goes against everything society dictates for her. I don’t want to go too much into plot details, suffice to say that Kate and Broderick end up married. To call their relationship tumultuous would be an understatement.
This book is intense and emotional. In fact, I strongly recommend you have a couple of tissues at hand because you very well may need them. At times you wonder how on earth they could possibly be able to have a happy ending … but don’t give up on them. The destination is worth even the toughest parts of the journey. This story is well and vividly written. Once I started reading, I honestly could not put it down. Now I’m very much looking forward to the next book in this series!