When a Warrior Woos a Lass
Book 6, Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts
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The past haunts them. Treachery awaits them. Love will save them.
A shattered lass…
Scarred by the cruel whims of her late husband, Lena MacLeod lives in fear of men and marriage. So when the king’s edict obliges her to wed Scottish warrior Alex MacLean, she never expects to feel safe, let alone happy. But behind Alex’s fierce exterior lies a gentle, gallant highlander who renews her soul, emboldens her, and offers her the one thing she never thought she would possess—true love. Now that Alex has her whole heart, she’ll settle for nothing less than all of his.
A tortured highlander…
Haunted by violent nightmares of his dark past, Alex MacLean has put off getting married for as long as possible. But now he finds himself the husband of the fragile, beautiful Lena, and he’s drawn to her as he has never been to another. He vows to protect and heal her, and as she grows stronger, so does his love for her. Yet, his horrible memories and a treacherous task are preventing him from giving himself to her entirely, and the secrets he harbors threaten to destroy their life together.
When Lena uncovers a dangerous scheme involving Alex, she embarks on a desperate journey to save the man she loves. But Alex still hasn’t let her in, and he runs the risk of losing her—and his life—unless he can accept that his once delicate wife is now an ally strong enough to light his way.
My heart ached as I read this story. Emotional, intriguing and engaging of the senses, Julie Johnstone has such a way of engaging the reader so that you feel part of the story as you turn the page. Lena MacLeod has been emotionally scarred in her childhood and by her late husband and does not have any hope of finding true happiness. She really just wants to stay away from men and hopefully never have to remarry. Unfortunately (or really fortunate in the end) she has to wed Alex MacLean by the King's order. A seasoned warrior, Lena is surprised at how gentle Alex is and feels there is hope. Alex has his own mental scars that haunt him and feels he holds back from Lena due to those memories. As the king's order for Alex to marry Lena had other conditions Alex has to carry out, it appears he is keeping secrets from Lena. This is where Alex shows how strong she has become and is determined to help Alex and rid him of his past demons. Read to find out what happens to this fragile couple and be prepared to tear up and cheer as you are led through their journey
When a Warrior Woos a Lass by Julie Johnstone is book Six in the "Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts" series. This is the story of Lena MacLeod and Alex MacLean. I have read read the previous books but feel this can be a standalone book.
Lena was taken from her family around 7 years old and later forced to marry a evil and abusive man. Her family thinking she was dead at one point but found her and killed her abusive husband. Now she has been back in her families home in Dunvegan Castle for about two years. Alex was apart of the team of people that brought her home and away from the abuse. So he knows some of what happened to her. Alex too has been an abusive past that still haunts him til this day. When Alex and Lena are ordered to marry by the King they move forward to do so and Alex vows to protect Lena. Lena is learning to care for her somewhat distant husband and she is protective of him also.
Each book I read in this series I think is my favorite but this one has a soft spot with how both of them showed the other love and help to heal their wounds.
Alex and Lena
The sixth book in the Entangled Heats series is and exciting Highland adventure full of intrigue, secrets, and a mission in treachery. It is also the story of two people who have survived torture they cannot bring themselves to share with anyone. The story begins when King David tasks Alex MacLean to secretly acquire the names of Lairds involved in the effort to take his throne. In order to carry out his mission, he must play traitor. The King also requires that Alex and Lena MacLeod marry. Tortured as a youth, Alex doesn’t trust himself to take a wife. Grossly abused in her first marriage, Lena has no desire to marry again. She cannot even abide the touch of a man. The way ahead will definitely not be easy.
When a Warrior Woos a Lass is part of the MacLeod Saga, but is strong enough to stand alone. The hero and heroine are strong characters who have to deal with their personal demons as well as try to make a marriage neither of them wanted succeed. The secondary characters are familiar from previous stories. The plot keeps you reading to find out what will happen next. I recommend this one. It is a winner.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Dec 18, 2017
- Publisher: Davis & Douglas Publishing
- Seller: Darbyshire Publishing LLC
- Print Length: 245 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 6, Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts