Colin MacLean has always felt like a black sheep—especially after his brothers are slain before his eyes in the Battle of Culloden. A smuggler by trade, Colin makes for an embarrassing chieftain. He can’t even save his friends from their British pursuers without getting himself captured. But before he is martyred by the hangman’s noose, Colin escapes with his cellmate, a brave lad he’s come to admire. It’s only in the depths of the Highlands that Colin discovers the lad is a lass—and a bonnie one at that.
Raised by her older brothers, Maggie Sinclair can drink a pint in no time flat and wield a dagger with the best of ’em. Still, men have always excluded her and women have always shunned her. Colin makes her feel different. His wild spirit and rugged good looks have Maggie reconsidering her less than ladylike ways. For the first time, she’s tempted to put on a gown, just to see how Colin would react. She can only imagine what might happen next: a kiss . . . a touch . . . and perhaps enough sultry heat to melt a cold Highland night. Praise for the novels of Sharon Cullen “This Regency romance has it all—danger, blackmail, passion, love, and characters that draw you in and leave you wanting more.”
So What Did I Think Of MacLean’s Passion by Sharon Cullen?
L oved the premise of MacLean’s Passion by Sharon Cullen. This story was filled with adventure and action, keeping the plot moving and very interesting. The drama was intense and exciting holding my interest throughout. I wondered if and how Maggie and Colin both Scottish fighters, would deal with the English in this historical setting in the 17 hundreds with the battle between the English and Scottish.
Maggie was a kickass character that stood up for her people and country while staying true to herself and defying stereotype and gender roles which was so great. I loved seeing her command her power and step up to so many while exploring her feelings for Colin and what makes her who she ultimately wanted to be. I was totally cheering her on the whole way. It was great seeing the men react to her being so strong and capable to handle the pressures just like them. Seeing her deal with the restrictions placed on her.
What I enjoyed the most about the story was Maggie and Colin’s relationship really develop into this strong bond and given how matched they were and how they challenged and balanced each other. It was so different given the time they were living in making things exciting and interesting. The issues that they were dealing with Colin trying to live up to his families exception and Maggie because she was a woman. Colin was a great hero balancing and challenging Maggie and having the strength and bravery to fight for his people and country. I really like how Colin embraced Maggie for who she really was and defended her even though she drove him crazy.
Their journeys was one that was different and exciting. Filled with danger, growth and emotion that I ended up enjoying their sizzling romance. Overall I enjoyed reading MacLean’s Passion by Sharon Cullen.