WISHES UNDER A HIGHLAND STAR by Mary Morgan
Fiction, Historical Paranormal Romance, 214 pages
Blurb: As chieftain for his clan, Alex MacFhearguis struggles with the burden of an unwanted responsibility. With the midwinter feast approaching, he flees his castle to find comfort and solitude within the forest. Yet on his quest, Alex stumbles into a world filled with magic, mysteries, and a woman with beguiling eyes who could capture his heart. When half-Fae Aine Fraser makes a powerful wish, her simple request unlocks the magic she possesses and brings forth a Highlander into her world. Though the man has lost all his memories, she finds her attraction growing for this brooding warrior with each passing day. Unable to deny her feelings, Aine risks everything when she confesses her greatest secret. Can a beauty who wished for a champion tame the beast of Leòmhann Castle?
Thoughts: I have not read this author before so was not familiar with the background of the brothers, but I know I will be reading more. The I did not know the previous stories, the author gave me enough information throughout to know what was going on so I wasn’t lost.
The hero, Alex, Is a character that comes across as gruff and cold-hearted, but when he loves, he loves hard. As chieftain of the clan, he’s interested in making alliances, but not in marriage. He wants nothing to do with that. Fortunately, the fates have a different future in store for him.
Aine is half-human, half-fae and lives in the secret and secluded glen of Taloch castle where she is a blacksmith. Her skills at the smith and with the harp far exceed her skills at “womanly” pastimes like cooking and sewing. Lonely for love, she makes a wish one starry night—and meets the warrior of her dreams.
Alex and Aine endure a lot of trials and tribululations before things right themselves. This is a sweet story steeped in magic and romance with a HEA ending that makes you smile and wish for a warrior of your own.
Recommended. But I do suggest you buy all the books in the series and start with the first one in order to understand everything that is going on. You won’t be sorry.
Disclaimer: thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this story. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone.