Reviewer: Kimberly Stephens
Title: Highland Dragon
Author: Kimberly Killion
Release Date: October 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: Scottish Highlands
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Minimal and Suggested
Kimberly's Website: www.kimberlykillion.com
Destiny, Fate, Faith, Love, Family, Honor, Evil, and Passion. These are the words that come to my mind when I think of this book. Itís a well-written and well thought out story on the benefits of believing in yourself, the power of love, and the fact that good always wins over evil. I am a big fan of character development, and this book has some of the most well developed characters that I have even seen, they seem to come off the page, and their actions seem to take on more meaning because of the depth of the characters. You can feel the fierce Scottish pride radiate from all the characters.
Another thing that I loved about this book is that there is never a lull in the action and the plot twists and turns are woven into the story masterfully. The book opens, with Akira, the heroine, in dire straits. Sheís about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder at a slave auction when she is rescued by her brother and her betrothed. The only problem is that she isnít aware that Calin is her future husband. They have been corresponding for years, and Calin has been providing for her family, yet Akira believes that her benefactor is an elderly gentleman. You all need to read for yourself what happens when Akira finds out that Calin is her benefactor, and the man that hold all she holds dear safe. And while Calin holds the key to Akira's heart, he also knows the secret that has the power to destroy her.
Like any great historical romance, there is a villain, and he is perhaps the most evil villain I have read in a while. Lard Kinnion is everything that is wrong with the world. Yet, he is responsible for bringing Akira and Calin together. Calin is determined to rid the world of him, yet he must treat carefully. Killing him will expose all the secrets of the shared past that he and Akira share. Colin must find a way to expose the secrets without killing the love that Akira feels for him.
In case you havenít guessed, I really enjoyed this book. I am hoping that its part of a series and that we will get to see what happens with the great supporting cast of characters in this book. I recommend that all of you read it.
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