by Monica McCarty

February 2009
ISBN: 978-0-345-50339-8
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Mass Market Paperback

Scottish Highlands, 1608

After several broken betrothals, Lady Elizabeth Campbell was none too keen on going through another, but her cousin and family chieftain, Lord Argyll, had summoned her to his castle, and Elizabeth knew that was the reason. Petite in stature, and not what would be termed beautiful; Elizabeth was still a force to be reckoned with. Elizabeth has taken great strides to overcoming her shyness and learning to compensate for her prominent stammering. Elizabeth will do her duty to her family and marry for the Campbell clan betterment. Traveling with a small contingent of guardsmen, Elizabethís carriage is attacked by the rogue MacGregor clan, and just when she is about to be molested by their foul leader, she is saved by a handsome warrior and his brave men.

Patrick MacGregor has known only hatred and blood lust since losing his family at the tender age of ten. Living as an outlaw with the rest of his hated clan has made Patrick the tough honed warrior he is today. To reclaim the land which was taken by the despised Campbells, Patrick must woo and wed the spitfire lass Lizzie Campbell. Once long ago at a Highland gathering Patrick had gone to her rescue. The poor woman had been the butt of her then betrothedís jokes, causing Patrick to feel something he hadnít in a long time, compassion! Ever since then Patrick has desired Elizabeth Campbell for her inner strength and graciousness. Can this Highland Outlaw make himself into a gentleman, and rescue the fair lady once again?

Highland Outlaw is absolutely awesome! Monica McCarty does not let up on the momentum she has going in bringing on the fifth book in her delicious Highland series. Patrick MacGregor shows that there can be a shining heart of gold underneath a crusty warriorís garb. Lady Elizabeth garners sympathy when she is made fun of by the man who supposedly loves her. For anyone who has ever been humiliated by a bully you will cheer out loud for the underdog Lizzie and fall for the not so white Knight Patrick who comes to her rescue!

Reviewed in April 2009 by Bonnie.

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