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Heart of Fire (Heart of a Highlander Book 3) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B0977NGJCN
- Publication date : August 9, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2751 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 326 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #15,073 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Shes not interesting, and has no skills. She’s “cursed”, and runs away from home in her 20s by herself (ruined), with no money, or skills. Just so helpless.
Gabriel seems a man of substance and experience. He’s widowed even. Battle hardened. Smart. The Laird to his clan.
And the storyline was a bit silly. Unbelievable. I never felt the chemistry between them. So I couldn’t get vested. I tried. Had to skip a lot, but I finished finally. But I already knew I was letdown by this one. However, I’ve found from previous stories a surprising turnaround, that saved it. I like surprises. But not this one.
However, Ms. Ruger has thus proven her skill for chemistry between the H&H in her writings, as very intense, and I have become accustom to tht build up to form a cemented bond in her stories.
*SPOILER ALERT*-The story starts so promising, and full of adventure, even with a certain comparison to “Last of the Mohicans”, when Gabriel tells Megan to “stay alive, I will come for you. I will come for you”, and jumps in the falls to escape the English soldiers, after they kidnap her. But still a great part of the story. You can never do this enough in my book. So romantic.
I was there for all this, but the story quickly tanked once they arrived at Gabriels castle, and continued to decline for me… a lot. I mean, it went from high adrenaline to zip, for so many chapters after tht and with lack of chemistry, just lost me. So I struggled to stay in the game after this. Wished it had stayed as exciting throughout but I still love to read Ms. Rutgers stories.
But this one disappoints. Looking for my next book, and so excited about the December 2021 trilogy. Look so good already.
I had to mull it over for a while and I think the reason is Meggie isn't the kind of Highlander heroine that we are accustomed to. They are usually very resilient and hard working, and if they don't know how to be useful, they learn. But Meggie is nothing like that; her head is in the clouds and her initiative has been squelched by many years of shunning and confinement to the keep. So when she leaves, Meggie is a perpetual damsel in distress. She has no street smarts or skills—and that makes her dangerous, not just to herself but to those who have to keep rescuing her. Gabriel should move on, find someone else because he wanted a wife who wouldn't be a bother and Meggie is the opposite of that. But he just can't move on. He doesn't know it but he is part of the prophesy that Meggie's been cursed and needs "the Golden Lion" to break the spell.
This story has all the elements I mentioned in the first paragraph, and one I haven't mentioned yet—Ms. Ruger can be delightfully deadpan and silly. There are two scenes in this story that I found especially funny—the wounded Harry in the prologue, and the wedding scene. If I didn't know better I'd think I was reading scenes from Spamalot. :D
Although I can't say this is my favorite book of the series, it still kept me engaged and wanting more. Julianna and Calum from book 2 were featured quite a bit, and there was a sweet epilogue. The ending of the story circled back to where it opened which gave it a nice feeling of resolution. This is sort of an atypical story with an offbeat heroine, but it works.