Title: Beauty and the Highland Beast
Powerful and dangerous highlander Dair Sinclair was once the favored son of his clan, The Sinclairs of Carraig Brigh. With Dair at the helm, Sinclair ships circled the globe bringing home incredible fortune. Until one deadly mission when Dair is captured, tortured and is unable to save his young cousin. He returns home breaking under the weight of his guilt and becomes known as the Madman of Carraig Brigh.
When a pagan healer predicts that only a virgin bride can heal his son’s body and mind, Dair’s father sets off to find the perfect wife for his son. At the castle of the fearsome McLeods, he meets lovely and kind Fia MacLeod.
Although Dair does his best to frighten Fia, she sees the man underneath the damage and uses her charm and special gifts to heal his mind and heart. Will Dair let Fia love him or is he cursed with madness forever?
Author: Lecia Cornwall
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: When a Laird Finds a Lass, Say Yes to the Scot: A Highland Wedding Box Set
Series: A Highland Fairy Tale #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: When a Laird Finds a Lass
Published by Swerve Source: Publisher
Published: June 21, 2016
Genres: Fairytale Re-telling, Historical Romace, Romance
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FINALLY! A historical I can sink my teeth into!
Obviously, I am not one for historical romances as it holds little heat for me to really enjoy. Normally i get bored and end up skimming. However, fairytale retelling has always been a must have for me (whether it’s good or bad). So when Beauty and the Highland Beast was offered I knew I had to have it and it absolutely did not disappoint!
Alasdair Og Sinclair was once the brave, handsome, charming, and mischievous son of Chief Padraig Sinclair. Terrible circumstances arose and he is left as half a man, broken, soul battered, and haunted; in short mad. Padraig is on his last leg of hope when a “prophecy” is uttered, he must find a Virgin to come heal his son. He knows that the Cheif MacLeod has many daughters. In stumbles Fia, literally.
Fia has been ignored most of her life and just wants to have some adventure. When Padraig offers a chance for her to leave her home and try to heal his son she agrees. Her life drastically changes when she first meets Alasdair, or Dair. At first she’s reluctant to try but as time goes on she sees behind the madness to a man she could love deeply.
This novel was perfect in almost every way. It is not exactly like the Beauty and the Beast fairytale but it is damn near close. It has an amazing twist of just the right amount of mystery, tragedy, fairytale, romance, “witchcraft” and heroic deeds. This novel had multiple character point of view that only added to the book when it could have easily taken away. I cannot wait for more of this series by Lecia Cornwall!
I was gifted this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. the opinions and ratings are so let my own.