FOREVER Romance Blog Tour, Review&Giveaway: The Gaurdian (Return of The Highlanders, Bk1) by Margaret Mallory

Posted 13 May, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 20 Comments

About the Book:
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.

After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past . . . and claim the bride he’s long resisted.

As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas – and he won’t take no for an answer.

About the Author:
Margaret Mallory surprised her friends and family by abandoning her legal career—and her steady job—to write novels. At long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy—in the pages of her novels, of course. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two college-age children. She would dearly love to hear from readers. You can contact her via her website at

My Review:
Wow! Wow! And wow, again! Margaret Mallory’s work is phenomenal!!! Not only did I love her writing, I loved the feeling of traveling to another place in time, and seeing the characters come to life. This is one rockin’ hot book! It’s filled with love, humor, and a little suspense and rolled into a book that kept me up long into the night, turning page after page, to see what the clansmen would be doing next…..

The Gaurdian is filled with both lovable and not-so-lovable characters. Ian’s character was my favorite. And, no, not just because he was the hero of the story. I loved his character for the way he grew in the story. Sileas’ character was a sweet one, and I loved her part in the story as well, but, well, Ian really tugged my heart strings. Sweet Ian as a lad (it’s Scotland…gotta throw the terms in and make it real!), the way he involved the wee lass Sileas in all the adventures that he and his cousins partook, was so sweet! It was passion way back then! Of course, the cousins were funny and sweet and added some kick to the story as well.

I’ll warn ya….this book is full of wonderful love and deep passion. Ian and Sileas have sparks flying all the time around them. But, when Ian takes of for 5 years to France, just after a forced wedding to a young Sileas, will she be able to forgive him and still claim him as her husband? Will he accept the fact that she is the one for him, even during the warring between clans?

Yes, I most definitely recommend this 5 star start to a sure-to-be-a-hit series, to all you romance and historical lovers. Let Margaret Mallory’s amazing skills and words, take you on a far away trip to a land of clans and cheiftans, love and passion in this historical romance novel! I can’t wait until The Sinner (book 2) releases in November!

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*This book was provided for review by the publisher*

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