Brave, beautiful, and haunted by her past, demon hunter Anna MacKinley will do anything to help the Connors. Under divine orders, the headstrong warrior travels the world, slaying demons and vampires. When she stumbles upon a hidden stone fortress while searching for her clan’s lost Book of Battles, dark forces swiftly imprison her—and she discovers her cell mate is a gorgeous Scottish warrior who has no memories, but looks strikingly familiar.
And only a secret from the past can win the day…and her heart.
The warriors of the centuries-old Connor Clan search for their missing time-vault and the powerful relic within. What they find is a grave…and a kilt-clad body they fear is the long-lost Tavis Connor. But there may yet be more to the Highland warrior’s fate than a pile of bones. Desperate to save his brother and his clan’s Book of Battles from a demon hell-bent on destruction, Tavis begins a 150-year quest that will end in modern-day New York. But when he wakes, he discovers he’s the one in need of help. His only hope of rescue is a bonny lass who claims to be a warrior. A warrior waging war on demons…and his heart.
Tavis Conner wanted nothing more than to help save his brother, Faelan, when he followed him into the future. It's imperative none of the demons get their hands on an ancient book listing all the warriors and their strengths but Tavis hadn't expected to be captured by the one thing he's hunting. Now he's held prisoner and cruelly tortured with no clear memory of who or what he is but one thing's certain when he gets the chance he is going to rain down a world of pain on his jailers!
Anna is that rarest of things a female warrior! Determined to pull her weight and take out the demons stalking the world, she will do whatever it takes. She's still hurting from the recent death of her friend, Angus, when she overhears two men plotting against the Conners. Following one of them, she discovers an ancient castle hidden by magic and within its depths a man who is clearly a warrior but has no recollection of it. Anna wants nothing more than to help the man escape but ends up being captured herself and then her worst nightmares come true!
This is a series best read in order as there's an awful lot going on. I think if you just pick this book to read without the benefit of previous books then it might be a little confusing. There are a lot of characters involved in these books and keeping straight in my head just who is who and how they connect is a complicated thing at first. These larger than life characters are quite a complicated bunch and Ms Clenney has done a good job of making then all feel different and individual. It's an engaging storyline and what started out as demons versus warriors, has blossomed into a far more complicated plot with the addition of vampires and even hybrids! There's lots of magic in this book and it's full of twists and turns. It certainly kept my attention.
I think what made this book just so intense though was funnily enough the demons! I loved that even though they are the bad guys the author made them almost good! Demons are bad and yet the ones in this story are just so interesting. It's a wild ride that we go on with poor Tavis traveling forward in time but not knowing quite what his purpose is. Anna's timely intervention makes all the difference but I think this is were some readers might flinch. There's a scene between these two that will have you screaming No! A romance is brewing between them but it's not starting off on the best footing! You have been warned.
So did I enjoy it? Yes! This series features strong alpha males who just want to take care of their women and Tavis fits right in. Strong feisty heroines who don't care how hard headed their men are. I particularly enjoyed Tavis' musings as he struggled to come to terms with the modern world and laughed out loud a couple of times. There's clearly more to come and I'd happily read more from Ms Clenney.
Heart of a HIghland Warrior is $9.99 in paperback and the Kindle edition is $3.99. At B & N, the paperback is $9.79