Alex MacLeod’s virile physique, fearsome reputation, and renowned fighting skills have helped him master to perfection the role of a hardened mercenary. Read “Highlander Unmasked A Novel” by Monica McCarty with Rakuten Kobo. Alex MacLeod’s virile physique, fearsome reputation, and renowned fighting. Another Scottish historical fantasy from Monica McCarty.
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There is only one more MacLeod it could be about. Both Alex and Meg keep getting thrown together by different circumstances. Except, of course, Alex can’t keep his mind on his mission because of Meg.
Highlander Unmasked : A Novel
It seems like, historically, the MacLeod victory was short lived and Neil MacLeod, whom we see with Alex in the story, was originally caught and hanged later. Review quote “[McCarty] brilliantly incorporates exciting historical events and personages into a sizzling love story complete with multifaceted characters and a compelling plot.
In the first book, I thought things happened very slowly, but given it was a one year time span expected. Then there was Alex.
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I think mccwrty author was trying to build romantic tension between Alex and Meg but went a little overboard with it but it just went on too long and started to annoy me. She’s not ignorant of the fact that neither Argyll or James are particularly friendly to the cause of the Highlanders, but she’s pragmatic enough to recognize that like it or not, change is coming, and it’s best to have powerful friends when it does.
Alex pretends to be a mercenary with no loyalties, yet he is clearly much more. Of course, upon returning home now engaged to Jamie Campbell, Meg’s father finally tells her the truth about what Alex has been doing Meg too is on a mission. She begs the healer woman to lie to Alex about it so that he can go fight for his clan. I’ll definitely like to finish the trilogy because it is good don’t get me wrongbut I think I need to read about the ton and their problems, then return to the land of the Highlanders.
Alex also will be a wanted man or dead after he fights on Lewis Island. I actually felt bad for Meg.
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Meg Mackinnon and her mother were rescued by a band of outlaws – one of which had striking features and she knew he would never forg Highlander Unmasked is the second installment in the MacLeods of Skye Trilogy. I keep skipping page after page. But Meg refuses him, knowing there is a chance that Alex was lying that day. From the Paperback edition.
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So Meg has vowed not to be swayed by the notion of love ever again and act practical. The hero, Alex, has come to the king’s court in the hopes of discovering his enemy’s plans to invade and “colonize” his family and ally’s island, Skye. When she sees him at Court, she automatically knows him to be her rescuer and mknica fasinated by him.
These two had great chemistry going on. But now, Jamie and Alex are on opposite sides of politics. At court, Meg has trouble finding a man she thinks is right for the job. It was a matter of do it somehow or die trying.
Megs choice of husband must be able to help lead her clan without wanting to over thrown her brother. Meg was a stellar, heart-felt heroine. She makes contact with the leader before he rides off into the forest. A very forthright young lady and of course a gorgeous highlander.
Until Alex suddenly appears at court. Open Preview See a Problem? He’d rather hurt Meg by pushing her away or rejecting her than to give up his mission. My review contains spoilers and they’re mostly my thoughts as I went with the book No epilog and the ending seemed rushed. There’s nothing wrong with the story per se because I still believe that Monica McCarty is a wonderful writer.
I knew he needed this too. But there’s a lot to this book. Meg has pretty much been doing the work of the laird since she was old enough to grasp the problem. She was supposed to be this independent, intelligent young woman, but she just came off as annoying and completely clingy when trying to capture Alex’s heart. I get that he held the truth from her to protect her, but that also fed into her back and forth.
I also liked the “gardyloo” reference when residents would shout the term to give warning they were going to throw away the collections of the chamber pots in the street. Meg has come to court searching for an honorable, strong man that can help her and her clan.