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Review : A Highlander's Christmas Kiss by Paula Quinn

***   ARC provided by the author for an honest review  ***

A Highlander’s Christmas Kiss is the fifth novel in The MacGregors: Highland Heirs series by Paula Quinn  .

Temperance Menzie is the only child of her father Seth Menzie  .  She has known nothing but love and happiness since the day that she was born  .  Her mother passed while giving birth to her and in this  ,  her father lost his greatest love  .  She is nineteen and it is time for her to be married off  ,  so that she will be safe from her overlord’s son Duncan  .  She is betrothed to her best friend William  ,  there is no great love there  .  She does not want to marry William because she too wants to be with the love of her life and she will not settle  .

Cailean Grant is a member of the Black Riders  ,  a band of mercenaries  .  He recently joined the group because he has shut his heart off due to two great losses in his life  .  He does not want to love or enjoy life anymore  ,  because he has been marked by the losses  .

One day  ,  the Black Riders ride in to her town and murder her father  .  They blame him for the shooting of Patrick  ,  Cailean’s cousin  .  Temperance vows to avenge her father’s death and sets out to do so  .  She just needs to find out who is responsible for his death  .

Cailean turns up stabbed in the back on her property and she nurses him back to health  .  All the time not knowing the truth of who he is and how he has changed her life forever  .  They fall in love, and he feels the guilt of his past indiscretions  .  They share a lot of their past with each other  .  But there are still many secrets kept between them  .

Will their love be enough to overcome their losses  ?  Will Temperance be able to forgive those who took her father away from her  ?

I really liked this book  .  It was a great read .  I would give this book four stars  .

Reviewed by: Nicole W.