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K.E. Saxon is a third-generation Texan and has been a lover of romance fiction since her first (sneaked) read of her older sister's copy of "The Flame and the Flower" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Divas. When she isn't in her writer's cave writing, you can find her puttering in her organic vegetable garden or in her kitchen trying out a new recipe. An animal (and bug) lover since before she could speak, she made pets of all kinds of critters when she was a kid growing up. Her mother even swears that she made a pet of a cockroach one time (but K.E. doesn't believe her). She likes to write funny, sexy romances.
on Nov. 24, 2012 :
Story Rating 4.5 Stars
Character Rating 4 Stars
Romance Rating 4.5 Stars
Heat Level 3.5 Spicy Stars
Overall Rating 4.5 Stars
Highland Magic was the third book in the Highland Trilogy by K.E Saxon.
I love me a good Scottish Romance and that is just what I got from this series times three. The story was very interesting and kept me turning the pages and not wanting to set the book down. This story takes off right where book 2 Highland Grace leaves off. Branwenn the heroine is set to wed Gaiallard de Montfort. This arrangement was made by their prince and was not a love match at all. Gaiallard is a greedy man and only wants to wed Branwenn to get his hands on a demesne that he's been wanting. Branwenn can tell that Gaiallard is not happy with having to wed her and at one point she walk's in on Gaiallard while he is doing something very vile which make's Branwenn flee from Cambria with the help from her brother.
Branwenn boarded a ship dressed as a boy to get away. A storm occurs and she is swept over board and ends up in a cave not knowing that she is back in Scotland. While in the cave she come's across Callum, her foster brothers cousin. These two had been highly attracted to each other but kept their feelings hidden behind actions throughout book's one and two.
It's not long before Branwenn and Callum's attraction starts to sizzle and the spicy scenes start to take place. The family join forces to get these two together. Finally a wedding day has been planned but before they have a chance to say their vow's with the priest, Gaiallard show's up and has reason's for the wedding not to take place. Voices are raised and Callum challenges Gaiallard to fight to the death.
Sounds good right? Well this is where my review ends because I don't want to give the whole story away. As a matter of fact I've not revealed quite a bit of the story line but just enough to get you interested in this REALLY good series. But I do want you to know that at the end of this book, K.E. Saxon does give us a FANTASTIC epilogue that includes all of the characters from all three book's and it's a VERY HEA ending.
I'm so glad that I decided to give this series a try. I was only 30% into book 1, Highland Venegeance when I knew I was going to be reading book 2 Highland Grace right away. I was so caught up in this story and the characters that after book 2, YEP, I moved right into book 3 Highland Magic, which the author was kind enough to gift me :-) That was a big surprise for me and it made my day. So THANK YOU K.E. SAXON for sharing your wonderful series with me. I look forwards to reading more book's by K.E. Saxon in the future.
I recommend this whole series to anyone who loves a really good Scottish romance.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Oct. 24, 2012 :
Loved Highland Magic once I found it on smashwords. Amazon didn't have it where I purchased the other two books in the trilogy. She is a talented writer and have enjoyed the trilogy just not the format for book one where you have to buy each chapter separate. The family story is wonderful and the relationships built are steamy and provocative.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Oct. 07, 2012 :
I really enjoyed the trilogy placed in the Highlands. It was complete with history, humor, joy, sadness, and being reunited. Thank you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Sep. 02, 2012 :
Highland Magic is a wonderful ending to the Family trilogy. Callum and Branwenn are wonderful together.
Excellent writing by Ms. Saxon. Look forward to reading more by her.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)