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Rescued by a Highlander: Alex and Maddie (Clan Grant series Book 1) Kindle Edition
An abused woman.
A fierce Highlander.
Is he strong enough to battle the demons threatening to destroy her?
Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother’s cruelty ever since her parents’ death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent.
Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn’t realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers’ horrid treatment?
**WARNING** Mature content- Contains references to abuse and a previous rape that may be disturbing for some readers.
This is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers.
RESCUED BY A HIGHLANDER is the first in The Clan Grant series of eight novels.
Join the thousands of readers who have fallen in love with the Grant and Ramsay clans in Ms. Montclair’s medieval Scotland family saga full of romance and suspense. The journey begins with the Clan Grant series, which brings you the stories of the five Grant siblings and four Ramsay siblings.
Amazon customer says: A(n) absolute total family saga with heartache, hardships and love that endures it all. You will be so taken with all the characters in this series that on some level you will feel like you know them personally, they are that genuine.
Megan A. says: Amazing series. Every one of the books hold a special place in my heart… What I also love about these stories is that it includes the characters that you fall in love with throughout the series.
THE CLAN GRANT SERIES
#1- RESCUED BY A HIGHLANDER
#2- HEALING A HIGHLANDER’S HEART
#3- LOVE LETTERS FROM LARGS
#4-JOURNEY TO THE HIGHLANDS
#6-MY DESPERATE HIGHLANDER
#7-THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE HIGHLANDS
#8- HIGHLAND HARMONY
THE HIGHLAND CLAN series and THE BAND OF COUSINS series both follow the children of the Grants and Ramsays.
HIGHLAND SWORDS follows their grandchildren.
WARNING: You'll get hooked and won't be able to stop!!
"Breathtaking. Have tissues ready." Kindle Customer
For the Clan Grant Series:
About the Author
- ASIN : B00E4RIHQ4
- Publisher : Keira Montclair; 2nd edition (July 23, 2013)
- Publication date : July 23, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 2400 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,931 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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“Oh, Alex, I am so happy! I like this! What do you want me to do?” She kept moving up and down ... Can we do this again?"
"I love you, too, Alex. But right now, I have more important things to do. Your son wants out."
When you are either wincing or laughing out loud during what are supposed to be the tender moments, you know there is a problem. Although the vocabularly is at a very basic level, the subject material is not for the elementary set. Maybe this could provide comic relief in an adult ESL class.
The author should have taken time to study the language and mannerisms from this time period before ever attempting a Scottish Highlander book.
This is absolutely my favorite genre of book to read. Let me give you some pointers for your next book.
1. Lairds NEVER say please. They are commanding, strong and respected. Their clan do as they are commanded. Every time the Laird said "do this or that 'Please', I wanted to scream. This grated on my nerves like you would not believe.
2. The language was extremely painful to read. There were so many references of things they would never have said. Modern day terms. Just because you put no' for not once or twice or aye instead of yes does not mean you have mastered the language. Modern day language and terms are NOT for this type of book. They would have never said the word rape, they would have never used half the terms she used in this book.
3. The sex scenes were atrocious at best. If this is a reflection of this author's personal experience, I am very very sad for them. I have great sympathy for women who have been violated and I mean no disrespect, but every time the screamed and ran away, I wanted to throw my kindle through the air. I was so frustrated. They were not written well at all, they were awkward, horribly cumbersome and just plain bad.
4. The direct terms of his body parts.... oh my god. Really? Has this author ever read a romance novel before? Penis and testicles? How about shaft, rod, hardness or a half dozen other terms? Which I find quite ironic that she got some of the female body parts accurate.
5. While we are on body parts, did you really have to mention the afterbirth? Yes, as women we all know it happens, but seriously, it has NO NO NO place in a romance novel. If you had any hope of making a good book you blew every chance you had with that one scene.
6. Let's talk about contradiction next. In one moment she is stating how she can never touch a man, be married because of her rape, but the moment she sees him she is all hot and bothered. One moment she is saying she can't talk about her "secrets" and the next paragraph she is spilling her guts. One moment she is hot and bothered, the next moment she is swearing off men to join a convent. BTW, that would have NO children for her to tend after, no matter how many times she says it. 30 chapters of this stuff. WOW... talk about fluffing a book!
7. Names: You really should research your historical names. UGH.
8. Why was he yelling at her constantly? Or in some places at all? I mean out of the blue, normal conversations he YELLS. what the heck?
There is just too much that went wrong with this book. It failed from chapter 1, and got worse. Like the brother could sneak up past all the mean just as she was giving birth, spilling his whole reasoning he was a tyrant, jumping to his death. Her "courage" and "heroism" all unbelievable and fake. The characters did not mesh well at all. Gushing over her drawings.. her "talents"...
If there was anything good about the book, the brothers and older sister were likable. The little sister was not cute and got on my nerves.
The dialogue was juvenile and stilted and half the time made you cringe. The heroine was meant to be construed as strong and perfect in a thousand ways, but she came off as a simpering child. The hero wasn't anything to write home about.
A few things that were annoying:
The heroine endures torture at the hands of her stepbrother and the man she's supposed to marry and automatically she assumes all men are horrible monsters. She'd spent most of her life surrounded by people who cared for her, how could ALL of that be undone by her wimp of a stepbrother? It was such a glaring plot device that was meant to instill distrust in her so our trusty hero could ride in and fix all of her problems.
On that note, the hero was supposed to be deep and understanding, but he was constantly yelling at her for ridiculous things. And it was so uncomfortable because he'd start his sentence in a normal tone, and then in four words was suddenly yelling? His yelling wasn't even the worst part about him. When they were getting intimate, it felt like he was coercing her into letting him touch her/undress her, which was incredibly uncomfortable. He kept telling her that if they were ever going to have a successful wedding night, she needed to let him touch her. It wasn't romantic in the least.
And when it did come to their wedding night, it was one of the most awkward scenes ever, not to mention the fact that in the middle of sex she had a weird conversation with the ghost of her mother. How much more awkward could the scene get?
I recommend skipping this one for your own good.
Top reviews from other countries
I also found a lot of the book repetitive. We know what Maddie's fears are. We know what Alex feels for her and will take care of her. We didn't need to be constantly reminded.
Whilst we knew that Kenneth had disappeared and weren't sure whether he had died or was just hiding there was no suspense there at all. No edge of your seat will he or won't he reappear to cause more trouble. It was almost as though the author had completely forgotten about him.
Having said all that I really did like Alex's character. She managed to make him a strong, determined leader of his people but with a gentle side when it came to the people he loves. And the image of all those muscles certainly brought a smile to my face. A lot.
Yes I read the book to the end but I am glad I had downloaded it for free. I certainly would not pay £3.99 for each of the other books in the series.
At times story was harrowing, the pain suffered by the heroine was awful, her innocence stolen by evil men, the violence they inflicted on her, yet they never broke her spirit. Maddie was a great character, loved her innocence and the inner strength she possessed.
Loved how Alexander, the hero, saved her, his protectiveness towards her and ultimately his love for her. Maddie made his brain mush and he couldn't understand why. He cared for her, but couldn't figure out how she had him so twisted inside out.
This book is a strong start to this series, don't miss it!