Published by Dragonblade Publishing on July 27th 2018
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Jamie MacKay has spent a lifetime serving as the right hand to the Laird of the MacKays. Now that he possesses his ancestral home again, he has his own plans for the future, including the ambition to start a new branch of the MacKays.
Lady Helen Sutherland has lived to please her father and honor the family name. But when her sire forces her into a betrothal with a man who is a known murderer, she finally finds the courage to say no.
Helen flees to the one place where she knows she’ll find sanctuary and the love of a best friend. But there’s a price to pay for her newly found freedom—the threat her father, the Earl of Sutherland, will use his influence and power to get her back and the red-headed warrior she meets in the MacKay great hall the night she arrives. No man has ever looked at her the way he does—to the depths of her soul.
Will fate play a cruel trick on Jamie and Helen, letting them find each other only to be torn apart, or will Highland courage inspire them to fight for true love?
Undeniable is the second book in the Highlands Forever series by Violetta Rand. I haven’t read the first book but I didn’t feel as if I was missing any vital information from that book in order to fully enjoy this second one.
Lady Helen Sutherland has run away from home because her father has arranged a marriage for her with a man who is rumoured to have killed his previous wives and who is just a very nasty man. She runs to her best friend who is married to the Laird of the MacKay clan. She needs to be with friends who care for her and to find sanctuary from her father and betrothed.
One of the first people she encounters when she is there is Jamie MacKay. He is the Laird’s brother and he is instantly attracted to her when he sees her. Jamie has been given his ancestral home and could easily become a laird in his own right, but his fealty is to his brother and until the time is right he doesn’t want to broach the subject of becoming the laird of a new branch of the MacKays. There are more important things to worry about such as keeping Helen safe and helping protect the keep. Once Helen’s father finds out where she is he is bound to send men to force her to return.
During the time that she is with them Helen and Jamie form a very strong bond, in fact, it is impossible for them to keep their hands off each other. How can they be together properly with the constant threat of her being snatched away? Jamie and his family must do everything in their power to stop that from happening.
I thoroughly enjoyed Jamie and Helen’s story. The lust and love between them were almost palpable. They are so obviously soulmates and the thought of them being separated kept me reading late into the night to find out how the clan would deal with Helen’s father and betrothed. I wanted to read that they had their happily ever after ending and was more than satisfied with the way the author concluded the story. I must warn readers though that you won’t want to be squeamish when it comes to the climax of the battle for Helen’s safety. I can’t say I’ve ever read a scene like that before. It was awesome and shocking at the same time…I loved it.
Was there anything I didn’t like about this book? Nothing at all. I definitely recommend it and will be reading the other books in the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.