As one of the
outlawed MacGregors, Patrick MacGregor sees it as his duty
to regain some of what was stolen from his clan. When he
learns that Elizabeth Campbell, the cousin of his enemy, the
Earl of Argyll, has part of the MacGregors’ land in her
dowry, Patrick comes up with a plan. Staging an attack on
the lady, Patrick rides to her rescue, hiding his identity
as he sets out to seduce a hated Campbell. Only Patrick
cannot hate Lizzie. Her beauty, spirit, and intelligence
captivate him from the start.
Campbell has always done what she was told. Having been
humiliated in the past by not one, but two broken
engagements, Lizzie yearns to find a man who will see past
her shy, obedient façade. When Patrick Murray rescues her
from a band of MacGregors, Lizzie believes she may have
found the man of her dreams; one who could respect and love
her for who she is.
cannot hide his identity forever. Nor, he finds, does he
want to keep lying to Lizzie. Trapped on two different
sides of politics and bloodshed, both Patrick and Lizzie
have to question where their loyalties lie. For how can an
outlawed MacGregor ever hope to marry a Campbell?
lovers have never been so sexy as in Highland Outlaw.
Monica McCarty has delivered yet another intelligent,
gorgeously-written romance that swept me off my feet.
my heart from the first. She has been hurt by others in the
past, yet she is never bitter, never loses her kindness.
How can you not love a heroine who is both intelligent and
giving? Patrick is a perfect example of why all of Ms.
McCarty’s heroes are ones to dream about. He’s sensual,
protective, and honorable. The responsibility he shoulders
he takes seriously, but even with what has happened to his
clan he doesn’t believe in blindly hating his enemy. What
is rather unique about Highland Outlaw, indeed
about the Campbell Trilogy as a whole, is that there is no
good side/bad side, no black and white. People on both
sides of the battle act with honor and dishonor, giving the
story a realistic feel. My heart went out to both the
MacGregors and the Campbells, and to Patrick and Lizzie in
is the second book in Ms. McCarty’s phenomenal Campbell
Trilogy. Though the romance itself stands on its own, there
are spoilers for some major events which occur in the first
book, Highland Warrior. I finished Highland
Outlaw well-satisfied and eager for the final book
in the trilogy, Highland Scoundrel. I must say,
though, that both Highland Warrior and Highland
Outlaw left me desperately hoping Ms. McCarty
decides to write a book for Patrick’s sister, Annie, and the
man she loves. While I cross my fingers for that to happen,
I am more than happy to sit back and be taken back once more
to the enchanting romance between Patrick and Lizzie.