Dangerous Highlander: A Dark Sword Novel

· Dark Sword Book 1 · Sold by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Dangerous Highlander is the first novel of Dark Sword—a breathtaking historical and paranormal romance series from Donna Grant. The bold and passionate Lucan MacLeod—one of three brothers cursed by dark magic for eternity—is driven by desire for the one woman he dare not let himself possess...

He is magnificently strong—and dangerously seductive. One of the fiercest of his clan, Lucan MacLeod is a legend among warriors, inspiring fear in man and woman alike. For three hundred years, he has locked himself away from the world, hiding the vengeful god imprisoned in his soul. But then, a young lass caught in a raging storm awakens his deepest impulses...and darkest desires.
Cara doesn't believe the rumors about the MacLeod castle—until the majestic Highland warrior appears like a fiery vision in the storm, pulling her into his powerful arms, and into his world of magic and Druids. An epic war between good and evil is brewing. And Lucan must battle his all-consuming attraction for Cara—or surrender to the flames of a reckless, impossible love that threatens to destroy them both...

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45 reviews
Debra P. Taylor Johnson
March 25, 2019
Dangerous Highlander by Donna Grant Genres: Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance. 2.8 stars I usually round down anything that is a .5. Above that I round up. I had problems rating how I feel about this one. While I feel it deserves more than 2 stars, or even 2.5, it is not a full 3 stars either. This is due to all the negatives I found in the story. It is the positives I found that finally had me clicking 3 stars. It started out interesting. Slowly it became a quagmire of problems. The repetition became excessive. I read 'He wanted', 'She wanted' and 'Hunger' so many times I was ready to commit Bookicide! The repetitive rambling of how Lucan ached for his brothers & Cara. Rambling between his various thoughts of protecting his brothers, his physical attraction & emotions about Cara. The list goes on. By the time Lucan & Cara were finally intimate I just didn't care anymore. The Scottish brogue used sporadically throughout the story was horrendous. It was so infrequently used and so inaccurately composed it became meaningless in the story. In truth, it was annoying and became distracting. Then there was a paragraph that literally contradicted itself. "....but she understood that these Warriors had accepted the god inside them and knew just how powerful they were. For over three hundred years the MacLeod brothers had denied what was inside them. Denied it and refused to learn what their limits were. That had to change if they were going to beat Deirdre." At this point none of the brothers had accepted the god inside them. While I had a couple of other problems with the story, I am going to jump to the positives. I didn't run into many editing/typo errors other than the way the Scottish brogue is written. The basis of the story is well done. The beginning is truly intriguing and is what kept me reading. At 72% it started to get interesting again, but I still had to skim through repetition. I find myself curious as to whether or not the author improves or removes the Scottish brogue in the rest of the series. I would like to see more of this world. The world build, while it could have been much better, was interesting. I find that I can't make up my mind about following the series. I want to know how it continues to develop. I'm just not sure about investing my time into a series that the first book of had me considering putting it into my rejects shelf.
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Connie Marra
November 26, 2016
Purchased this book that had no ending. It abruptly ended in the middle, the asked me if I'm ready to start a new book. Infuriating!
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Kellie R
August 23, 2013
A little glossed over in a few areas and some dialogue that makes you wonder why it was included but kept my interest and well written.
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About the author

Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. She's the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance - Scottish Medieval, dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and erotic. Grant's newest series, Dark Sword, promises to be her most addictive yet. Don't miss this intoxicating series with Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders that are dark, dangerous, and delicious.
She lives in Texas with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats where she's weathered five hurricanes in the last three years.

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