Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Accidental Highland Hero by Terry Spear

Looking for a romantic adventure filled with captivating characters, suspense at every turn, heart-stopping action, and heroes and heroines dreams are made of?

Look no further than “The Accidental Highland Hero” by author Terry Spear. This historical romance epic is set in Scotland and Ireland during the early 1100s.

A chance encounter by the sea in Scotland holds an Irishman in its grips for years because of a maiden with fiery red-gold locks and emerald eyes.

For the fair maiden, her life is turned upside down when she is betrothed to the chief of a neighboring clan who is old enough to be her father and is barbaric. A series of mishaps saves her momentarily from the marriage, but leaves her with no memory and a sense of lose.

Through a series of twists and turns the fiery red-head and the Highlander met again. But their’s is not a simple meeting, but one of problems and misunderstandings riddled with moments of passion and longing, not to mention a battle or two along the way.

The beautiful scenery and flowing dialect will draw you in. The story will hold you captive as author Terry Spear takes you on a fantastic journey back in time for a beguiling, tantalizing, breathtaking adventure. From the opening line to the closing words, you’re taken on a heart-pounding, pulse-throbbing ride of love, honor, betrayal, hope, desperation, and salvation.

This enthralling story will hold you in its grip. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful Ellis, swept away by the magnificent James, and ready to throttle the fair Catriona.
When you pick up “The Accidental Highland Hero” you will not want to put it down. As the story draws to a close you’ll be clamoring for more.

The Accidental Highland Hero by Terry Spear * Vintage Romance @2010 * ISBN: 9780981989662 * Paperback * 262 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


  1. Mason - Thanks for this review. Coincidentally, I've just finished reading two historical mysteries, The Redemption of Alexander Seaton and its sequel, A Game of Sorrows, both by Shona MacLean. The first takes place in 17th Century Scotland; the second in 17th Century Scotland and Ireland. It's funny how we've both been reading novels about the same part of the world : ).

  2. Thanks so much, Mason, for the terrific review! I've been asked to do an interview for the university where I received my MBA, and this morning a request from a student who is doing a thesis on shapeshifters. So I'm always shifting gears between the loves of my life--the Scottish equation (having lots of Scottish roots of my own) and werewolves (no known werewolf roots though). And the fun of it is working on Taming the Highland Wolf, I get to be with both at the same time!

    Thanks again, Mason. I loved your review! And I loved writing The Accidental Highland Hero!

  3. Sounds like the setting is gorgeous and the historical time period lends a lot of excitement to the book, too! Thanks for sharing...

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. Like the cover - caught my attention right away!

  5. This is definitely a resounding "buy it"! What is it with redheads with green eyes? I swear I may dye my hair and wear emerald contacts.

    Thanks for the introduction to the book and to Terry Spear.

    Straight From Hel

  6. Wow, Mason. Nice review and now I've got to look into Terry Spear's book. I can't resist a Highlander romance. It sounds like it has all the elements I love to pull me into the adventure. Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. This is a breathtaking review! If the book is half as good as your review, it will be wonderful!

    I got another book from you and can't wait to read it--I think I'm going to ask hubby to read it to me--he reads to me every night and I think he might like it!

    THANK YOU!!!

  8. Thanks, Elizabeth!! I love the Highland stories, real and fictional!

    I love your name, Diane. Wolfe, a name like that catches my attention every time! :) It is a beautiful cover, isn't it? I loved the action in it, not just the hunky Highlander. :) And the castle. Do you see the beautiful mysterious looking castle? Just wonderful.

    LOL, Helen, in this case, redheads have more fun! :) According to statistics, Scotland has the highest number of redheads in Europe, with around 13% being redheads and 40% carrying the redhead recessive gene! Ireland comes in a close 2nd with about 10% redheads! :) My daughter is a redhead with green eyes. Alas, I just have the green eyes. LOL

    Thanks, Armenia! Hope you love the story! :) I love an adventure and mystery, and throw in the beloved romance, and it has it all!

    Mary, thanks! The MacNeill I descended from was actually a commoner who ran off with the Duke of Argyll's daughter. Love won out. :) So I pay homage to the MacNeills in a small way, giving them daring damsels to love. :)

  9. Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by. Only had a second to say thanks for commenting.

    Terry, love your books. Keep up the great writing.

  10. Sounds like a fun, action packed romance! Great review :)

  11. Sounds Intriguing. Gotta love those highlanders.


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