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Highland Storm (Highland Chronicles #1) by Elizabeth Rose. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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Enemies, lovers, or possibly both? A storm is brewing in the Scottish Highlands.

From the author of the bestselling series, Legendary Bastards of the Crown, Legacy of the Blade and more, comes a brand new series of Highland romance.

Hawke is the son of the well-known and respected laird, Storm MacKeefe. When the King's Chronicler arrives at the castle to record the heroic acts of the MacKeefe Clan, Hawke decides it is time for him to be noticed.

But before he can devise a way to get mentioned in the Highland Chronicles, disaster strikes. A hunting trip turns into a deadly battle, and things go from bad to worse. Hawke is wounded and left for dead, and his grandfather, laird of the clan, is abducted by the enemy. In one final attempt to even the score, Hawke captures the MacNab's daughter when she tries to strip him of his belongings on the battlefield.

Phoebe MacNab starts out on a journey to find the coveted rare herbs that will heal her dying father, but her escorts have other motives. Before she knows it, they've killed and abducted the MacKeefes and she is taken captive by the enemy. If she doesn't find the herbs she needs and escape soon, her father will die. However, after one kiss from the handsome Hawke MacKeefe, she starts wondering if she really wants to leave at all.

Will an unexpected attraction between enemies turn hatred into passion? And can one kiss be the catalyst to ending a lifelong feud, or will it only put Hawke and Phoebe in unfavorable graces, turning their own clans against them instead?


Hawke MacKeefe is from a long line of Highland warriors,  but getting ambushed by four enemies when he is on his own is no fun. 
Phoebe MacNab should never have asked to go hunting for herbs in such a dangerous area.  Now she is responsible for too many deaths. 
The MacKeefes and the MacNabs have been enemies for generations.  The last attempt at a treaty ended in the death of an innocent woman.  Nobody wants to start a full scale war. 
For a second son our hero takes a lot of responsiblity on his shoulders.  The stories of his and his friend's families are hard to live up to and it's in all of their natures to try to be better than their fathers. 
Our heroine knows all about the troubles but has only the health of her father on her mind.  There is a lot going on in her own clan that she has no idea about.  That could cost her and those she loves their lives. 
There are battles and giggles in this story and some marvelous characters. 
This is a completely new series but it links to a previous one.  You will enjoy it on it's own but it will tempt you to read the others.  I can't wait to read the rest of this series. 
I loved it.


Elizabeth Rose is the author of medieval, paranormal, fantasy and contemporary novels. While based on romance, her novels have complex plots, action and suspense. She loves writing bad boy tortured heroes and empowered feisty heroines.

Her books have won rave reviews, and been seen on The History Channel as well as Wild Chicago. She has been a Sapphire Award finalist, and been nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewer’s Choice Award.

She is also a freelance artist and photographer, and has designed and created all her own e-book covers as well as created all her own book trailer videos.

She has several series: The Legacy of the Blade Series, Daughters of the Dagger, Elemental Series, Tarnished Saints Series, Greek Myth Fantasy, and her newest, her Scottish medieval MadMan MacKeefe series.

She hopes to visit the castles of Scotland and England personally some day. However, she has been to the jungles of Peru and Machu Picchu which inspired her novels, Curse of the Condor and Eden’s Garden.

Elizabeth’s trademark is a rose on the cover of each of her books, to let you know it is her work, since there are other authors by the same name. She also ends each novel with the title of the book being the last words of the story.

Visit her website to view her latest book trailers and to read excerpts of her work.

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