Saturday, March 22, 2014

To Dream of a Highlander By: Samantha Hotl

To Dream of a Highlander By: Samantha Holt

To Dream of a Highlander
Blurb:  Sent on a rescue mission, Finn mac Chaluim is prepared to do his duty, hand over the lass and return home. 

But fate has other ideas. 

In the midst of a Norse invasion, Catriona barely escapes with her life. Masquerading as her sister, she finds herself in the hands of Finn who intends to hand her over to her sister’s betrothed, Laird Gillean. In the interests of bringing peace to her home, Catriona is determined to continue the ruse—even if it means going along with the marriage and denying her growing attraction to a man who keeps his hurts hidden behind a quick grin. 

If the green faery, Tèile, has anything to do with it, Catriona and Finn will come together—but only at the right time. Thanks to her last attempt at matchmaking, many paths were changed and now it’s up to her to put it right. Can she help Finn—who learned the hard way that sharing your life with someone only leads to heartache—get past his doubts? And will the battle-scarred Catriona even accept him into her heart? When Laird Gillean’s attentions toward Catriona become dangerous, both Finn and Tèile will find they have an uphill battle on their hands

My View:  I was given an arc of this book. This was also my first Highlander book ever. This book can be read as a stand alone. 

    That being said I absolutely enjoyed this book! You go through both Finn and Catriona's points of view through out this book... If you have read Sam's books you will know that Finn was married once and lost his wife while she was giving birth to their baby girl he has vowed never to love again because he blames him self for Alice's death, he doesn't think he was able to protect her and that was why she died along with their daughter........
     Catriona is to be married to Laird Gillean Taking her sisters place who was originally to marry Laird Gillean. Laird Gillean is a money and land hungry, Catrion's father didn't think it would actually come to her marring for the king to help with the war.
     Finn is poses as a Viking to save Catriona from the Norse, when he finds her there is a viking forcing him self on her....Finn gets to her just in time, though hes dressed as a viking so Catriona doesn't know what to expect from him on their little trip, she has no clue to where they are going or who these men are.... When they get to land she tries to run and Finn finally explains that his sister sent him to get her before the vikings did, he is to take her to her sister where Laird Gillean will come to wed her and take her home with him.... She spends a few days at the castle getting to know Finn, Lorna (Finn's sister) and Logan... She wants so bad to tell them her secret that she is Catriona and not her sister Katie, but she fears they will tell Gillean and he wont help the people of her town..... When Gillean arives she has to keep convincing her self that marring him will help her people, she tries to get word to her farther so she wont have to marry him... Gillean has know that she is pretending to be her sister Katie who is dead... he got word that Katie and her father were dead do to the invasion... Gillean tells her he intends to marry her for her dowry left from her father and sister.... When Lorna stands up for Catriona and wont allow Gillean to mistreat her. Gillean take Lorna and Catriona and locks them up until he can marry Catriona.... Things are not as simple as that when Finn and Logan attempt the free them.........
    Yes this was a FANTASTIC book its not released yet but will post a link when it is definitely a must read!

I give this book 5 out of 5!!!!!