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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Review: Highland Fate by Victoria Zak / @MyFamHrtBookRvw @VictoriaZak2

Title: Highland Fate
Series: Guardians of Scotland, Book 3
Author: Victoria Zak
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: November 23, 2015
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: My Family's Heart

She was his saving grace.

The Red Hawk, warrior chieftain of Helmfirth, is an over bearing, dominating dragon who strikes fear in his enemies, until one day a nemesis dares to test his limits and attacks Hawk and all that he holds dear. With one foot in the grave, Hawk finds himself inside the walls of Dunfermline Abbey and his life at the mercy of Sister Kate. In repaying a debt for saving his life, Hawk accepts Kate’s proposal. Will her proposal be the death of him or save him from a terrible mistake?

He was her fall from grace.

Growing up in Dunfermline Abbey, boundaries and vows have kept Sister Kate safe until a wounded red-headed Highlander in desperate need of her help turns her guarded life upside down. The lure of this man brings out a side of Kate long suppressed, she now yearns to leave the Abbey in search of her true self. There’s one problem, she can’t make the daunting journey through the Highlands alone. She needs a Highlander with exceptional skills and she has her eyes set on one, Hawk.

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I haven't read a dragon story in so long and this was a beautiful reminder of why I enjoy reading about these mythical creatures.

Hawk and Kate's story was the embodiment of destiny fulfilled. From their first encounter to their journey outside of the abbey walls to the attraction and feelings that bind them together, this was a stunning ride through medieval Scotland on the back of a magnificent dragon. Along the way, questions are answered, surprises are discovered, and motives are questioned. Despite the difficulties they face and the attraction they fight to ignore, Hawk and Kate are helpless to the call of their hearts, to the demand of Hawk's dragon to take Kate as their mate.

This isn't just about a dragon seeing his mate and claiming her. It's also about a man brought to his knees by the most unassuming woman ever, and a woman stepping boldly into who she's supposed to be because of him.

I haven't read a Victoria Zak novel before. Her descriptive writing swept me away to a land I've read about before inhabited by creatures whose strength and lethality are rivaled by their beauty, loyalty, and gentleness with those they love. Beautifully written and wonderfully engaging, I hope others find this story as enjoyable, maybe more so, as I did.

Victoria Zak is an internationally bestselling author in Scottish Historical Paranormal Romance. Her first book, Highland Burn, won an Honorable Mention at the 2015 RONE awards for best paranormal romance.

Growing up in the sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Scottish flare was abundant throughout Dunedin, FL. From her High School band to the annual Highland Games that took place right across the street from her childhood home, the bagpipes beckoned her toward her calling. It seemed only natural for Victoria Zak to want to write in the Scottish historical romance genre. Add to the fact, she was also a paranormal romance junkie, there was no doubt that her influences would be the driving force behind her stories.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart