Book Review-The Sinner

Book Review-The SinnerThe Sinner by Margaret Mallory
Series: Return of the Highlands #3
Published by Forever on November 1st 2011
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era, Scottish Highlands
Pages: 381
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 044658309X
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Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.IRRESISTIBLE DESIREAlex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty-and defiant ways.Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?

My Review

Alex MacDonald, is a very powerful and skilled warrior, but even more than that he is well known for his sensual gifts with women. Since he was young he vowed to himself to never get married…no matter what. But then he meets a young lass…Glynis. Glynis was once married but he was vile and abusive and ending up living back with her father. She has been getting pressure from her father to get married. Glynis has had a miserable experience with men, and the last thing she want to do is get married again. When she meets Alex, his powerful kisses make her go weak in the knee’s, and all she wants to do is hold him in her arms. Alex tempts her so verra much, but she knows he has a middle name “Trouble”.  Then when they are both forced in a situation where they will have to wed. Glynis knows she has deep feelings for this handsome highlander, but can she trust him to love her back? or will Alex end up breaking her heart?

The Hero (Alex MacDonald)
Alex, has a very bitter opinion about commitment and marriage. After growing up in a home where his parents constantly bickered and argued and especially argued about him, where he felt like he was being torn apart. So he made a vow to himself to never ever get married. So up until now he has been able to resist the ball and chain. When he meets Glynis however, things start to change for him. She is the first woman he has ever fallen for, and actually wants to keep in his life. When it becomes apparent due to certain circumstances that he will have to get married….he knows that if he were to choose any woman it would be Glynis.

The Heroine (Glynis Macneil)
Glynis, loves her family very much, especially her father. But lately she has been feeling very frustrated. Her father has been putting much pressure on her to get married again. Her first marriage was a disaster, married to a husband that was abusive in the worst ways. Now that she is free of him, she is asked to marry once more. But the next time she gets married again she wants it to be out of love. And she will expect nothing less.

My Thoughts 
The Sinner is the second installment in the series. After reading the first one and I just was utterly captivated, I was very much excited to read The Sinner. The Sinner is the type of story that will curl your toes and give you a feeling of excitement. Alex is a very sexy hero, a skilled warrior and is a very talented lover, able to find a woman everywhere. However once a woman starts to get clingy he flee’s as if his clothes are on fire. Then we see Alex so resistant to caring for a woman, and we see it happen. I really loved how this author weaved such a powerful story. This was a very enthralling read, no dull moments in this one. Full of sensual bed scenes, heartwarming love story, exciting battle scenes and a story that will pull at your heartstrings!! A vividly portrayed read that will excite every lover of highlander romances. A MUST READ!!!!!!!

My Favorite Quote 
“I thought your first marriage would have cured ye of unreasonable expectations,” he said–and knew at once he had made another mistake.
“So, I am the unreasonable one?” Her eyes were narrow slits like a wildcat’s ready to strike. “And yet, ye would expect me to mother your daughter, manage your household, and be your bedmate for as long as ye like. And then, when ye tire of having me in your bed, I’m to stand aside while ye have one ‘discreet’ affair after another with every willing woman in the Western Isles?”
Alex shifted from foot to foot. He did not sleep with every willing woman, but it seemed best not to mention that just now.

About Margaret Mallory

MARGARET MALLORY surprised her friends & family by abandoning her legal career to write tales of romance & adventure. At long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad & rewarding the worthy--in the pages of her novels.

Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, goofy dog & crabby cat. With her two children off to college, Margaret spends most of her time working on her next Scottish historical romance. Visit her website for Book Group Discussion Questions, photos of Scotland, excerpts, & other info. Margaret loves to hear from readers!

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