The Hawk by Monica McCarty
The Highland Guard Series, Book 2
Publisher: Ballantine Books(August 2010)
416 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $7.99)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart
Hawk, expert sailor, swimmer and lady's man, has never found a woman he couldn't enchant simply by breathing, until he met Ellie, and her seemingly effortless dismissal, as well as her ability to see beyond his superficial facade bothers him more than he'd like to admit. I really liked Ellie and found her easy to relate to (for once not a ravishing beauty), my only complaint with her was, I wish she hadn't given in so easily. Hawk's charm made him difficult to dislike, but his stubborn adamance about rejecting love, marriage and all it entails was as frustrating as it was with Tor in the first book in this series, and lasted just as long, right up to the very end. As there are a fair few of the guard left to go through, hopefully, one of these men will see the light a little sooner. The synergy of all things Highlander and Viking with the "Pirate Warfare" (SEALS and Special Ops training with Guerrilla tactics and warfare) in these books is awesome! More than any other Highlander book I've read, it gives you a glimpse into the warrior's training, battles and physicals struggles, showing the extraordinary abilities and talents of the hero, instead of just talking about them. Entertaining read! The next book in this series is The Ranger.