Series: Highlander #4
Published by Avon
Lady Murine Carmichael seems to attract bad luck, and she is tired of letting others control her fate. Discovering that a family member seeks to sell her in exchange for horses, Lady Murine Carmichael determines to venture out alone in the harsh country for sanctuary with a dear friend. Not worried about what or whom she may come across Murine feels that the outside world cannot be any worse than what she has endured at home.
Dougall Buchanan comes across a comely lass in need of escort in the wilds of the countryside and, being the gentleman that he is, he steps up to provide for her, since Dougall has just dealt with the treacherous individual who was willing to sell her for some prime horses! During their journey, Dougall discovers more than he thought he would, and now he finds that he can’t part with Lady Murine Carmichael. However, someone is willing to see that young lass depart more than just the company of the Highlander.
Falling for the Highlander is a sweet, charming tale. However, I felt that Murine wasn’t as smart as everyone in Falling for the Highlander seemed to believe. She seemed rather naïve and couldn’t seem to think beyond what is clearly evident to all others in Falling for the Highlander. I found her weakness rather annoying, and I wondered why all the characters claimed she was so brilliant when some of the things she came up with seemed like common sense. I did enjoy the chemistry between Dougall and Murine in Falling for the Highlander, but I don’t think I’ll reread this story.