Hello, and welcome back! The view out of my office window would be much prettier if the tree butchers, aka the power company, hadn't made a trek through here in the last week, and chopped off the top of the gorgeous pine in my neighbor's back yard. Now it looks absolutely awful, and it makes me sad to see it like that. I almost want to pull the curtains shut, but the sun has come out for a change, so I'm trying hard to ignore the poor tree.
This time out, I have the last of the January romances, Melissa Mayhue's A Highlander's Destiny (Pocket), the latest in her 'Daughters of the Glen' series. Jesse Coryell's agreeing to help Destiny Noble find her missing younger sister sets off a much bigger chain of events, far more dangerous than either of them would have guessed. Jesse's life has not been easy, and his future depends on finding love. He doesn't expect to find it with Destiny. But Destiny is no ordinary woman, as Jesse is no ordinary man. Both are Fae descendants, and together they have to work to defeat bigger evil than they could imagine. Making that a little more of a challenge, Destiny has no idea of her heritage, and no idea how to make that work for her when they come up against people bent on their destruction. I've enjoyed this series from the beginning, and have recommended it to a lot of my regular romance readers at work. This is a fine addition to the series. Jesse is terrific, and Destiny is no slouch either, waiting for rescue. When it comes down to it, she's capable of saving herself, though it's much nicer to work with Jesse. You'll get to revisit characters from previous books in the series, which is great fun, too, not to mention the trip to Scotland that always makes me happy. The villain here is one you'll be cheering to be defeated, and the romance will make you fall in love right along with Jesse and Destiny. Even better, the next installment in the series is out in February, which means we don't have long to wait for our next taste of beautiful Fae men. I'm borrowing four of Cupid's five arrows for this one.
Until next time, happy reading!