This novella is an entertaining and quick read. It has all the elements that I could possibly want in even a full length book. I love Scotland any time of the year, but place me in Scotland during the Christmas season then you have definitely caught my attention! The story opens with Robert, Duncan, and Seamus hunting for a Christmas tree for Isobel and coming across a surprise intruder, Susanna MacEalan . Susanna is running from her clan and is determined to be in control of her own life and how she lives it.
Because this is a novella and I want to be careful of what I reveal, I will just say that I do love Robert. I love to see an alpha character put up a good fight against falling for a strong woman because it always makes the outcome that much sweeter. Susanna needed a little convincing herself, the thought of giving up her freedom after all that she had to go through was not easy. If you are looking for a nice Christmas read that will provide an enjoyable break from the holiday craziness this is a great novella to pick up.
**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.**
Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.
Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.
When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.
Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment, as her fears and demons coalesce, will hope, faith, and love be enough to save them?
Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.
On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.
Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.
Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.