MY ONE TRUE HIGHLANDER is book two in the No Ordinary
Hero series by Suzanne Enoch. While book two does
peripherally show some characters from the first book in
the series, HERO IN
THE HIGHLANDS, it can easily be read as a stand alone.
I had some minor niggles that mildly brought down my grade
of HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS, but MY ONE TRUE HIGHLANDER has
more issues than book one.
My book annotations while reading are peppered with comments
like, "This is far-fetched," or "This is silly." Enoch
stretches well past the bounds of credulity to craft her
story. The reasons why a duke is not summoned the instant
his sister is kidnapped are the first in long line of crazy
plot machinations that leave me feeling less than enthused.
Marjorie falls into bed quickly with her kidnapper,
which raises my eyebrows quite a bit. Even more
unbelievable, however, are the so-called reasons why
Marjorie (the sister of a recently-elevated peer) and
Graeme (an impoverished laird who is fighting to keep his
small clan safe) can't fall in love or marry. For all the
blitheness of their tumble into bed, I would think they
would give a little thought to what might come next.
Enoch's books are hit or miss for me, and MY ONE TRUE
HIGHLANDER is a book that lands firmly in the thumbs down
pile due to its many implausibilities. Because I often find
books by Enoch that I enjoy, however, I will pick up the
next in her series, in hopes that it will work for me.
Scotland, 1812—Rugged Highlander Graeme’s loyalty to his
clan means that their enemies are his own—even when that
includes his neighbor, the Duke of Lattimer. It’s a fight he
doesn’t relish, but when Graeme’s reckless younger brothers
foolishly kidnap Lattimer’s younger sister, all bets are off…
Lady Marjorie Forrester may be aligned with the enemy, but
capturing her puts Graeme squarely in the middle of a war.
If he turns Marjorie over to his clan chief, she could be
killed. If he lets her go, his brothers could face prison.
In addition, the woman can’t stop trying to civilize the lot
of them! What’s a Highlander to do, then, but keep the
stubborn lass close…and explore the unexpected passion that
develops between them? But how can Graeme protect Marjorie
and his brothers when both Lattimer and his own clan are on
the warpath—and will do whatever it takes to tear these two
star-crossed lovers apart, in MY ONE TRUE HIGHLANDER, the
next No Ordinary Hero Scottish romance from New
York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch.