Enter Our Highlander Giveaway! 1/29/13 to 2/20/13Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 5 out of 5 ControllersReview Source: PublisherReviewer: CrayolaKym“It takes a brave man to approach Duncan MacDonald’s sister, which can be the only explanation for why such a gem is yet unclaimed.” Chpt 17 Chieftain of the MacDonald Clan, Conner is everything a woman is looking. Well built, a natural born leader, and a strong will to protect his people, he must find his equal to stand beside him and defeat his enemies and his eye is longingly set upon Ilysa, a woman without powerful alliances, wealth, or anything to offer as much needed unity per say. Having had numerous attempts against his life by his Uncle Hugh who also desires to be Chieftain, Conner has some heavy decisions to make and quickly. Ilysa is gifted in as many ways as she in beautiful, despite hiding it behind a cap and dreadful clothes, but a humbly proud woman albeit. After one of her visions leads to her locking up Conner in his own dungeon to prevent his death, she retreats back to Dunscaith Castle after his tempter gets the best, spending her time beautifying and primping in preparation for a life without the man she fancies, but how can she when her every thought returns to this godlike creature? When Conner eventually catches up to Ilysa again he is bewildered at her transformation and wants her now more than ever. Now to just convince her she has more to offer then she thinks and to break it to his close friend, Iylsa’s older brother, he desires her and wants her by his side. Can Iylsa find it in herself to be what Connor needs? Can she prove she is the woman he needs by his side and make him see? Mallory is a heart-stopping epistler whose writing draws the reader in quickly and begging for more. This book is part of a series, however, easily reads as a standalone as I have not read the prior books and would never have known it part of a series. Her style of character building is impressive as she strives to build strong characters, with obvious flaws, making the stories more personal.