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Song of the Highlands: The Cambels
By K.E. Saxon
The Medieval Highlanders, Book 4
Publisher: Passion Flower Publishing
Release Date: May 2, 2014
Genre: Medieval Scottish Romance
Length: 400 Pages
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About the book:
Morgana Cambel harbors only one wish: To have one night of ecstasy with Robert MacVie. So, when she is offered such a chance—a secret switch—she determines to take it. Robert MacVie, desperately plots to ensnare his heiress lover into marriage in order to gain her dowry and pay his King the debt his late father owed. But a last minute switch changes the course of his life—and his heart—forever.
EXCERPTAh, but he was a handsome one, was he. Aye, handsome as the devil with whom she was accused of consorting. Sable hair and steel-gray eyes. Dark brows and a strong, square jaw. And bulk. Aye, what bulk the man had!As she watched, he leaned to the side and said something to one of his comrades. Morgana’s eyes dipped longingly to his wide, masculine lips. What would it be like to have her own seized by them? To taste him on her tongue?“You want him, do you not?” Vika said next to her ear. “I can arrange it, if you’d like. Would you like that, my pet? I’ve grown bored, but you might enjoy a bit of his style of possession.”Possession. The word sent a thrill of excitement through her, making her womb throb, making the tips of her breasts harden. She didn’t hesitate. She nodded.Vika’s laugh came from deep in her throat. “At the chimes of midnight, be settled on the third bench in the chapel. Wear the scarlet cloak I gave you, and keep that white hair of yours covered. We look enough alike otherwise, that he’s sure to think you are me.”Morgana nodded again and gave her older cousin a grateful smile.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
K.E. Saxon is a third-generation Texan and has been a lover of romance fiction since her first (sneaked) read of her older sister's copy of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. She has two cats, a 26-year-old cockatiel, and a funny, supportive husband. When she isn't in her writer's cave writing, you can find her puttering in her organic vegetable garden or in her kitchen trying out a new recipe. An animal (and bug) lover since before she could speak, she made pets of all kinds of critters when she was a kid growing up. Her mother even swears that she made a pet of a cockroach one time (but K.E. doesn't believe her). She likes to write humorous, sexy romances.
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Greed, treachery and political drama take center stage in K.E. Saxon’s Song of the Highland, the fourth book in her Medievel Highlander series. Colorful and well-developed characters, good dialogue and plenty of emotional angst kept me turning the pages to discover what would happen next. A fairly rapid pace and plenty of physical action makes this a very lively tale.
Ms. Saxon does a wonderful job developing the characters. I particularly enjoyed getting to know Morgana Cambel, the heroine of the story. A young woman who lost her parents at a young age and was sent to live at a nunnery, Morgana lost the ability to use her voice and hasn’t spoken since she was a child. Under the control of her uncle, Morgana knows her life will be limited due to her lack of a dowry and estate; something that doesn’t stop her from daydreaming about a handsome knight she sees at court when the King demands her attendance. Making the best of her situation, Morgana has learned to communicate with others and shows an incredible amount of courage, determination and moral fiber when push comes to shove. She’s the kind of woman I would be proud to call a friend.I also enjoyed how Ms. Saxon developed the hero of this story; Robert MacVie. Although he’s a little rough around the edges, and occasionally has the manners of a goat, he’s honorable, devoted to his clan and protective of what’s his. Even though he wasn’t in love with Morgana when they are forced to marry due to her cousin’s trick, Robert is fair and quickly comes to realize he’s been given a treasure beyond what he could have hoped for.Ms. Saxon also does a good job developing the villains of the story and the mystery surrounding Morgana’s parent’s deaths, the loss of Morgana’s family fortune and the political situation taking place in Scotland. She also develops the secondary characters and there are a couple of secondary romance stories woven throughout the book. All of the characters contributed something to the story and quite a few were quite colorful. The romance between Morgana and Robert is burn the pages hot and there are plenty of spicy love scenes between them.Will Morgana remember what happened when she was a child that caused her to lose her voice? Will Robert be able to protect his wife from those who want to harm her? And will Robert and Morgana get the happy ever after they deserve? You’ll have to read Song of the Highlands to find out, even though this is the fourth book in the series, it’s the first book I’ve read by this author and I can’t wait to read more of her work.My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 CrownsFTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.