Release Date: December 6, 2016
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Since childhood, Magnus has been led to believe he is the Laird Alwyn’s bastard, and raised to hate the Clan Kincaid. But when he learns he is without a doubt the son of the murdered Laird Kincaid, his life as he has always known it is shattered. Now, hiding his knowledge and his fury, he returns to Burnbryde Castle, awaiting the chance to strike against the man whose treachery robbed him of his legacy. His first act of rebellion: to steal a kiss from the redheaded beauty who’s betrothed to the Alwyn’s eldest son and heir.
Since her arrival at Burnbryde, Tara Iverach has been confined to a tower to guard her virtue before she marries. But after a surprise embrace with a lean, bare-chested Highlander who claims to be the Alwyn’s oldest son, she can’t contain her excitement over her good fate. Unfortunately, he is the wrong eldest son, and she is set to marry his cruel and lecherous half brother, Hugh. Can Magnus conquer his rivals and claim his Kincaid destiny before the woman who’s captured his heart becomes his sworn enemy’s bride?
This novel is a sequel; however, even if you haven’t read the first, you’ll have no trouble with this one. Plenty of backstory will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy The Rebel of Clan Kincaid once you pass the prologue.
While this is another “worthy bastard” story, the plot and execution of Rebel is all it’s own. For a part of the novel, Magnus and Tara don’t see each other’s faces, beginning their courtship covered by hoods and whispering through barred windows. The verbal tango, along with the extensive restating of past events, did grow a bit tiresome after awhile, though, and I wished the author would just get on with it.
Once the story truly got rolling, I enjoyed it. Magnus is, of course, the consummate hotty with his defined muscles and golden hair, and his love of Tara is typical but entertaining. In the midst of their obstacle-ridden love, the story of Magnus’s ill-fated family is slowly revealed, and a la deus ex machina, good prevails.