Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
This deserves more than 5 Stars!!
What a well rounded and completely fantastic story for Ashlyn and Magnus. I have followed both clan's stories since the very beginning and none have ever disappointed me. I fell in love with Ashlyn and Gracie in Journey to the Highlands, which was Caralyn and Robbie Grant 's story. These children went through so much that your heart ached for them. I am so happy this author has decided to write the stories of the Grant's and Ramsay's children who are now adults. I would recommend, to fully understand Ashlyn, that you read Journey to the Highlands first.
Ashlyn and Magnus...wow what a wonderful and complex story. Ashlyn cannot stand to be touched by anyone, only her closet family. She trusts very few men and there are very valid reasons for this. She has been training for a long time because she wants to go on a mission with the Grant warriors. Her Laird, Alex Grant, grants her wish with one condition....that Magnus will be her protector throughout their mission. As much as Ashlyn does not want to have a male watch over her...She must accept him.
Magnus is a very large Grant Warrior who everyone cares for. He is the Laird's son's best friend. He almost always has a grin on his face. He is almost 30 years old and has suffered a tremendous loss in his life. He is now a widower...He lost his wee wife and child during childbirth. It has been a while since his loss and now he has been given the task to protect his best friend's cousin during a very important mission.
The development of their relationship is complexed but heartfelt. You can't help, but to fall in love with Magnus throughout their journey. Also, experiencing Ashlyn's growth was really great. This fantastic author took me on a journey of intrigue, trauma, discovery, healing and passion with these two excellent characters. I felt their pain and happiness.
I look forward to the next story in The Highland Clan Series.