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eBook The Chief: A Highland Guard Novel epub
  • ISBN: 0345518225
  • Author: Monica McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Subcategory: Historical
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 23, 2010)
  • ePUB size: 1809 kb
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McCarty (Highland Scoundrel) begins a new Highland romance trilogy, this one set in the early 14th century. The romance was the main focus and Monica McCarty does a truly excellent job developing their relationship. I'm not typically a fan of "arranged marriage" plot lines.

McCarty (Highland Scoundrel) begins a new Highland romance trilogy, this one set in the early 14th century. While Robert the Bruce attempts to consolidate the clans against the king, clan chief Tormod MacLeod hopes to remain above suspicion as he begins a special ops force, but his allegiance looks questionable after he's tricked into marrying Christina Fraser, the daughter of a nobleman once imprisoned for supporting William Wallace.

Also by monica mccarty. I think the hardest thing about working with Kate is having to remind myself that it is work. To Kelli Fillingim, who magically keeps everything running smoothly, and the entire Ballantine team, from production to sales and marketing, and especially to those magnificent Ballantine cover gods who keep coming up with such eye-catching (not to mention impressively muscled) packaging.

Home Monica McCarty The Saint: A Highland Guard Novel. This book contains an excerpt from the forthcoming book The Recruit by Monica McCarty. Tor Chief MacLeod: Team Leader and Expert Swordsman. Erik Hawk MacSorley: Seafarer and Swimmer. eISBN: 978-0-345-53211-4. Lachlan Viper MacRuairi: Stealth, Infiltration, and Extraction.

I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in the series, The Hawk: A Highland Guard Novel, that’s scheduled for release on August 31, 2010.

Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of the Highlander trilogy (Highlander Untamed, Highlander Unmasked, and Highlander Unchained). Her interest in the Scottish clan system began in the most unlikely of places: a comparative legal history course at Stanford Law School

Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of the Highlander trilogy (Highlander Untamed, Highlander Unmasked, and Highlander Unchained). Her interest in the Scottish clan system began in the most unlikely of places: a comparative legal history course at Stanford Law School. After a short but enjoyable stint practicing law, she realized that her legal vocation and her husband’s transitory career as a professional baseball player were not exactly a match made in heaven. So McCarty traded in her legal briefs for Scottish historical romances with sexy alpha heroes

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Автор: McCarty Monica Название: The Chief: A Highland Guard Novel Издательство: Random House .

Monica McCarty is an absolutely superior author Her Highland Guard series has to be one of the absolute best Highland series out there Fun, fast paced, fact driven and totally fantastic "-Bodice Rippers.

The Hawk: A Highland Guard Novel. The legend of the highland guard continues. Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of The Chief, the first book in the Highland Guard series, the Highlander trilogy (Highlander Untamed, Highlander Unmasked, and Highlander Unchained), and the Campbell trilogy (Highland Warrior, Highland Outlaw, and Highland Scoundrel).

A Ballantine Books mass market original. Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. A Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into war. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one, including his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command

The Chief: A Highland Guard Novel By Monica McCarty. Lawyer turned bestselling Scottish Historical Romance Author Monica McCarty writes dramatic and emotionally intense novels set in the Highlands of Scotland

The Chief: A Highland Guard Novel By Monica McCarty. Lawyer turned bestselling Scottish Historical Romance Author Monica McCarty writes dramatic and emotionally intense novels set in the Highlands of Scotland. This is one of the Highland Guard series that I haven't read, but I can't wait till I do. The Striker (Highland Guard Series

AN ELITE FIGHTING FORCE UNLIKE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN . . . Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all. The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland’s war against the English. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one—especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor’s bed may have won his hand, but she will never claim his heart.Although her husband’s reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina’s reckless bid to win her husband’s love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open his heart—before it’s too late.
Comments: (7)
Yadon
4.5 Stars

I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. I was intrigued by the description but concerned that it would be more politics & war centered than romance centered. I'm not squeamish in the least but I don't particularly enjoy reading about battles or training warriors. So I was hesitant.

The first chapter of this book didn’t really grab me. It goes into a lot of back story and I found it difficult to follow with all the similar Scottish Clan namesakes. I kept picking it up and putting it down and thought I was probably going to live up to those initial concerns. But once I got in about 30 pages the book became one I could not put down!

The quest to free Scotland from English rule is a backdrop to a beautiful love story and the parts that were focused on that plotline were interesting to read. It wasn't a chore to read through those parts, which surprised me. The romance was the main focus and Monica McCarty does a truly excellent job developing their relationship.

I'm not typically a fan of "arranged marriage" plot lines. I usually feel there is a no risk they won't end up together and the sexual tension in the book often dies a sad death right after they consummate their marriage. But that is not true of this story. The fear that, even if they did end up together, that the hero might never truly love the heroine, is palpable. Here is a man who actually has a reason to hold people at a distance. His hesitation and resistance to it make complete sense. Yet throughout the book his emotions are so strong and raw that you just can't help but melt for him.

I read a lot of other reviews about this book before buying it. A lot of people described Tor as cold. Even the book describes him as cold. His behavior in many parts certainly is. To Christina, he most definitely would seem that way. But as a reader, we have an inside look at his thoughts. And I would not describe Tor as cold at all. No.

He is stoic.

There is a major difference in my opinion. In his deepest heart he is warm and tender and truly cares about people. The fact that he does not express it doesn’t change the fact that he is indeed full of warmth. He is truly a complex character and discovering his many hidden layers, the reasons he is the way he is, is part of what makes this book so great.

In fact, his emotions and reaction to being intimate with Christina made the love scenes in this book incredibly intense and passionate. So much feeling. Heart pounding. Breathless. Now here is an author who understands how to write a LOVE scene, as opposed to a sex scene. Much was explicitly written, which will appeal to those of us who like an extra racy read. But the characters emotions are interweaved into each scene in such a way that you can't help but be moved. Oh, just divine.

I can't say that Christina's character was developed quite as well as Tor's. She is a great character and you do still get a good understanding of her feelings. You ache right along with her when she aches. But her actual activities in the book are dull compared to what Tor is doing when they are not together. The parts of the book where he is off training his men are interesting and compelling. While Christina is relegated to household duties. Long descriptions of food and decorations and her millings about the castle were a snooze fest for me. And there is a bit of a reliance on cliché romance novel tropes like the hero finding the heroine caught in an unflattering situation…meant to endear her to him of course.

Christina's desire to have Tor confide in here was a huge part of the storyline. I would have preferred to read about her finding ways to develop his trust that went beyond making his castle feel more homey or using her uncommon reading and arithmetic skills. But honestly, this is a small gripe. If her part had been written a little better it would place this book at a solid 5 stars.

My only other criticism of this book is that I knew who the villain was instantly. So, don’t expect any mystery there. It doesn’t take too much away from the book, but I think the author could have been a bit more clever.

Oh, and I have to add that the breaking point in this book, where you know that every thing has change or their romance is forever gone, is so damn heartbreaking. You can just feel them shattering into a million pieces. And Tor's god-I'm-an-idiot moment is so poignant I wanted to read it ten times over.

All in all though, this is a great book. It is completely worth the read.
Xellerlu
This is the first in a series that is my favorite series. I have been reading romance novels since the late 70's, and of the thousands of books i have read this is my favorite series. The alpha makes in this series are fantastic, but the best of the best is the Chief. I absolutely love Tor ! Christina is wonderful also and their chemistry works well together. I like that you get to meet and understand the rest of the guard in this book. You get inside into Robert Bruce and some of his main people. Now I do understand that the stories are not historically correct in most aspects, but Monica explains this in each of the books at the end in her author's notes. Which by the way are worth reading in themselves.
All in all there are so many things happening in this first book that you gain so much more than just a romance novel ! The fact that Monica was able to take all of these other aspects and make them happen through out the book is amazing. Not only did she not take away from the romance story itself, she incorporated everything and made the story stronger. Very impressive!
I would absolutely recommend this book!
Conjuril
It's taken me quite a while to find this book, the first in a series of standalone, connected, (but no cliffhangers), novels about Robert the Bruce's quest to retake the kingdom of Scotland from King Edward (Longshanks) of England. I loved it.

Ms. McCarty has written a story that's full of action, adventure, and love, that begins with a political marriage. The plot is rock solid, the story moves well, and the characters, men and women both, are interesting, believable human beings. Her editing and proofreading teams are excellent.

If you love historical love stories about Scot Highlanders don't pass this book by, and check out the rest of the series. They're all good stories.
Makaitist
I'm not going to lie...I did skim a bit. I really hated the H and that's not normal for me. He was so cruel at times I wanted to hit him over the head, and the h was so clingy that it was rediculous. I thought if I had to hear about her infatuation with the knight in her book one more time I would barf. The H should have had to beg on his hands and knees for what he put his wife through. She gave in way to easy. I even cried for the girl because of his cruelty. Both of them were idiots in my book.
I rated this 4 stars because most people will love this book and it's not fair to rate a book purely on my tastes. As much as the the H&h annoyed me, I would still read this series. The book was actually good even though I had issues with it.
If your interested in the audio version its very good. I usually like a female narrator but was pleasantly surprised that a male did such a great job.
Varshav
Tor is recruited to train a special group of highlander. Christina is desperate to escape from her father. Her father tells her and her sister that one of them will marry Chief Macleod. Christina offers herself because her sister wants to become a nun. She traps Macleod into marriage. She unknowingly discovers her husband is training men in secret. He tells her she is only to take care of the house and give him children. She is hurt because she thought he was starting to care for her. She decides to leave him. While on the seas her ship is taken and everyone on board is killed. She is taken for ransom. Tor finds out that she has left him and taken as a hostage. He goes to rescue her, and he hopes that he hasn't lost the one thing he has come to care about in his life. Read story to find out he trains the Highlanders and what happens between him and Christina. Will she forgive him for saying some very hurtful words, or will she be killed before he can tell her he's in love with her and wants her to stay with him. Great story.
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