The Highlander’s Curse by Claire Delacroix

December 4th, 2015 Kimberly Review 56 Comments

4th Dec
The Highlander’s Curse by Claire Delacroix
The Highlander's Curse
by Claire Delacroix
Series: True Love Brides #2
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 9 hours and 53 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Author
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Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame
Narration: 4 cups

Cheated of his inheritance and burdened by the legacy of his Fae blood, Garrett MacLachlan believes he is doomed to be an outcast forever—until he meets Annelise of Kinfairlie, a gentle maiden with the power to turn his curse to gift. Can Garrett reclaim his stolen legacy with Annelise by his side? If Annelise defies her family to pursue true love, will that be enough to heal Garrett? And even if they triumph over mortal foes, will the Fae demand a price neither of them can pay? This edition includes a Cast of Continuing Characters, as well as excerpts from Claire Delacroix's upcoming releases The Frost Maiden's Kiss and Abyss.

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The Highlander’s Curse by Claire Delacroix is the second book in the True Love Brides series. Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld this historical medieval romance with its paranormal twist is enchanting. FAE, curses, danger and true loves kiss made The Highlander’s Curse a pleasurable listen.

Coffee dates with The Highlander’s Curse

  • First date: Young Annelise of Kinfairlie is walking in the woods outside her brother-in-law’s keep when a handsome young hunter named Garrett MacLachlan saves her from a wolf attack. Garrett has been cursed and it often disables him but when he is around Annelise, the malady lessens. These two share a moment and both find themselves smitten. But alas, Garrett is an outcast. Can he reclaim his stolen legacy and win Annelise? I am all in as once again Delacroix has captured me with her characters and the need to know about the curse.
  • Second date: An evil adversary, disapproval from Anneliese’s family and curse torment our lovers.  Delacroix gives us a villain to loathe and loathe him I did. We learn about Garrett’s curse as meddling family members aid Annelise.  We soon find ourselves embarking on an adventure to reclaim Garrett’s legacy. A strange white wolf and danger from our adversary led to an intense adventure. However, we still find time for love and share some pleasurable moments with this young couple.
  • Third date: One of the things I adore about this series and Delacroix’s historical romances is the way she weaves in the FAE and Scottish lore. The story of Garrett’s curse was riveting and I would have loved to be in the great hall of the keep as these tales were regaled. The author has a gift for capturing the reader and allowing them to merge with the world. Even though the romance began as insta-love, it built and strengthened along the way, allowing me to root for this couple and wish them happy. We face peril before Delacroix wraps up the tale providing answers and setting up the next book in the series. I pulled my earbuds out smiling and eager to return to this world.

Narration: Saskia Maarleveld has been the narrator of both the Kinfairlie series and the True Love Brides series. Her lilt and portrayal of the characters have made listening thoroughly enjoyable. Even her male voices are unique without that raspy tone that is often common with female narrators.

The Highlander’s Curse offered another delightful tale and I look forward to listening to The Frost Maiden’s Kiss set to release on audio this year.


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56 Responses to “The Highlander’s Curse by Claire Delacroix”

  1. MarthaE

    This sounds like an enjoyable read. I haven’t read this author in at least six years. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lorna

    You had me at Highlander 🙂 There was a time that I read every highlander historical book I could get my hands on. This one sounds wonderful!

  3. Cyn

    I don’t usually do fae, but I love medieval Scottish true love, so I admit I am pretty tempted! Glad this was a good listen, thanks for the review!

  4. Kim { Book Swoon }

    You caught my attention with: “One of things I adore about this series and Delacroix’s historical romances is the way she weaves in the FAE and Scottish lore.”

    It’s been awhile since I’ve read an HR that weaves Fae into it, and the narration sounds lovely, as well! Glad you enjoyed it, Kimba. Have a great weekend 🙂

  5. Stormi

    I was hooked at Highlanders. 🙂 The narrator sounds really good too. It’s going on my list. 🙂

  6. Sophia Rose

    I just read a special post about this narrator on April’s blog and this particular series caught my eye. Glad it was good. I love the blend of the paranormal with the historical.

  7. Candace

    What appeals to me most is the Fae and Scottish Lore together. And the setting, of course. It looks like the heat level in this isn’t too bad too so I may enjoy this. 🙂

  8. Grace MyBookSnack

    This review makes me want to read more historical romance! I recently visited a medieval castle, which had put me in the mood to read something in this genre. Lovely review, and I really like the narration sample.

  9. Heidi

    I still haven’t gotten into this genre. I just don’t feel like it is realistic. Anyway, I think this is a good one, and when I am ready to give the genre another chance, I might try this.

  10. Aubrey Wynne

    This sounds wonderful. I love highland romance and folklore. Thanks to you, I am now on my 5th audio book. I have a 30 minute commute to work so I get to fit “reading” into my busy schedule!>

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is awesome. I listen when doing mundane chores since I work from home. I also like to set the timer and listen at bedtime..since I can turn off the lights and just listen.

  11. Angela

    I’ve not heard of this series but a Highlander paranormal novel sounds like something I would enjoy.

  12. Bookworm Brandee

    “historical, medieval romance with its paranormal twist” <– You had me with that. 😉 Then you threw in fae and Scottish lore, and sweet characters falling in love with *big* obstacles in their way, and evil villains. *sigh* I'm off to add this series to my Audible wishlist. 🙂 Happy Friday, Kimberly!

  13. Jenny

    I think this is the first time I’ve seen a cover model who appears to be balding on a romance book! I sort of did a double take because I always picture highlanders being extra-hairy:)

    That aside, I like the sound of this one. I’m always up for a highlander romance, and one with paranormal elements is even better!

  14. Lekeisha

    I’m seeking HR to add to my reading list for next year, because the flame died out a few years ago with this genre. I just don’t know what happened, because this used to be my favorite genre to read. I will look into this series!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I went on a five year hiatus from them, and now read at least one a month. I burned out, and have done that with other genres as well. Now I mix it up.

  15. melliane

    Oh it’s been years since I haven’t read a highland book so I need to do that soon but I know I have some to read… too many books