LOVED this book! When an author can make me enjoy every character, they have definitely done something right. Lecia Cornwall has done it again with the second book in the Highland Fairy Tale series. It was truly magical to read. I began to believe in the magic of the highlands right along with Malcolm MacDonald. Marcail MacLeod is not having an easy time finding love. When she discovers the man whom she thought was her true love in the arms of another woman, she recklessly accepts an offer of marriage from the first person who asks. Before they can get married, however, she discovers how horrible of a mistake she has made, and in trying to escape the situation, she seriously injures herself. She is found by a neighboring laird, and an enemy to the MacLeods, Malcolm MacDonald. Having grown up in the lowlands, Malcolm doesn't look upon Marcail as his enemy, and he seeks to protect her from his vengeful clan. When she awakens with no knowledge of who she is, he hides the truth from her until she is well again. But love has a way of ruining the best laid plans, and Malcolm and Marcail soon find themselves in a star-crossed romance. I can't say enough about how much I loved Marcail and Malcolm! They were both utterly relatable, and I wish their story continued in a sequel so that I could read more. Malcolm is a sweetheart, who has a quirky fear of the water that is too darn cute to be considered a weakness, and Marcail is the most patient of teachers. Even when injured, she showed such spirit and inherent goodness towards Malcolm's clan, and it was obvious how nice of a person she truly is. Neither were without flaws, but Lecia Cornwall made those flaws seem everyday and not so harsh as to cause dislike of either character. You will fall in love with both of them - I guarantee it! I am so happy I was able to read this book early! I can't wait to read more books by Lecia. She has a gift for storytelling. If you haven't read her books before...what are you waiting for?
**I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**