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The Sinner

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Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty-and defiant ways. Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 30mm | 204.12g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • FOREVER
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0446583103
  • 9780446583107
  • 135,899

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"Spellbinding! Few writers share Margaret Mallory's talent for bringing history to vivid, pulsing life." New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley on Knight of Desire"show more

About Margaret Mallory

MARGARET MALLORY abandoned a career as a lawyer to become a romance novelist. Why this surprised everyone, she doesn't know. Who wouldn't rather have thrilling adventures with handsome Highlanders than write briefs and memos? Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, a goofy dog, and a crabby cat. With her children off to college, she spends most of her time working on her next bookshow more

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This is the second book in this series and I absolutely loved it. Alex Ban MacDonald is a confirmed bachelor and in this novel he finds just the right woman to upset that certain fact. Glynis MacNeil is just as dead set against marriage as Alex is, so of course this couple is just right for one another. Mallory gives us both an exciting and very romantic read. Light spoilers, read at your own risk. What I loved most about this novel was the character development. I really got to know Alex and it irked me tremendously that Glynis could doubt him. I mean sure, he was a notorious rake but everything throughout this novel demonstrated over and over again that Alex was a man of his word. She wanted him to take her to Edinburgh, and he does. She wanted him to take her back home, and he does. So it bugged me that she is so quick to assume he's strayed from her, and more importantly to her, his promise to be faithful to her. It really bothered me that it took so much from Alex to get her to finally believe in him. It also irritated the hell out of me that she not only didn't trust his word, but that she couldn't see how much he loved her. I know the words are important, but Alex showed her in a thousand different ways that he absolutely one hundred percent loved her and she just couldn't get it into her head. She knew it but she couldn't quite bring herself to believe it and I just didn't get why. Enough on her. She annoyed me. She had her good points, I admired her stubborn insistence on having a faithful husband, and her courage, but grrrrOn to Alex. This is a man you don't want to fall in love with because you know he's the sort who only hangs around for a night of heated passion and then is gone with the light of day. But heck, this is romance so we can safely fall in love with Alex. He's dead set against marriage because of his parents' bad marriage which was fraught with disagreements and shouting matches and separate living arrangements. As a child, both of his parents warned him he was exactly like his father (a skirt chaser) and Alex grows into a man who discovers he loves women and they love him so he thinks himself utterly unsuited for marriage. This fact alone wins my heart. Deserving man in need of healing? I always fall for that sort. But seeing Alex as a gentle father and such a loyal lover (to Glynis anyway) made my heart melt. When he told Glynis she could go and take his little girl (and their unborn child) with her because he couldn't bear to keep Glynis against her will and thought himself incapable of providing a peaceful home for his daughter, a home he'd always wanted as a child and never had? Such a loving, gentle nature so unjustly treated by the love of his life instantly soured me on Glynis and made me all fiercely protective of this character. I'm such a sucker for this type of hero. And then the rescue of Glynis from her ex-husband was the icing on the cake. After he has Glynis safe and sound and he tells her he couldn't bear it if he lost her, I sighed at how raw that emotion was. Thank God Glynis's response was appropriate to the declaration or I would have thrown my ereader at the wall. Five glittering stars. See more reviews at www.devastatingreads.blogspot.comshow more
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