The Bowie Bride: Book Two of The Mackintoshes and McLarens by Suzan Tisdale
My Rating: Five Hearts
Spice Level: 2 1/2 Kisses
Alec Bowie never wanted a wife. He never wanted a hearth and home. And he most assuredly never wanted to be chief of his clan. But much to his vexation, he finds himself in possession of all three.
His desire for peace and to protect his clan are stronger than his desire to remain free and untethered. He agrees to the marriage in the hopes his wife will bed him only long enough get with child then leave him the bloody hell alone.
Leona MacDowall, or Leona ‘Odd Eyes’, Leona the Witch, or Leona The Devil’s Spawn depending on to whom you speak, is all too happy to volunteer to marry the Bowie Chief. Though the clan Bowie’s reputation as murderers and thieves precedes them, she believes life with Alec more palatable than living the rest of her life untouched, unmarried, and under the hateful rule of her spiteful father.
Will Alec be able to stick to his original plan of getting his wife with child then leaving her be?
Will Leona finally find the happy home she has always desired?
Will either of them live long enough to realize either of their dreams? Or will the person set on murdering Leona succeed?
*I was given a copy via the author in exchange for my honest review.
Amazing! This book has so much mystery and passion that I couldn’t put it down. There was an instant connection between Alec and Leona, but both had secrets and pasts that kept them from showing their true feelings. I knew they would need to let go of everything and something big to happen for them both to put the walls down. The mystery of who was set on killing Leona was so good! I had a couple of suspicions of who it was and was so wrong. Who it was and the reason was so shocking that I dropped my phone in surprise while reading. The ending was perfect as was the whole book.
Leona is a shy, but strong woman. She is not one that you want to mess with because she can be loud and you take what she says seriously. I loved her from the start and how she was with everyone human or animal. My heart broke for when talked about her past and everything that happened during the book.
Alec wants to protect his heart, but he lost it before he knew it. I loved how he kept trying to convince himself of things and how he slowly changed. He came off as a huge tough guy that believed it was his way or no way, but he was different in many ways. My heart broke for him too near the end because of everything happening.
I loved so many characters even Derrick when the truth was told and Satan/Patches. This is must read that you can’t miss out on.
Guest review contributed by The Sassy Book Lover. This blogger is a sassy, book-loving southern belle. She posts reviews mainly but also about her own writing journey and encourages readers to be modern-day bluestockings.