Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Book Review (+ Author Giveaway & Excerpt): THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION by Eliza Knight



Celebrate the release of 

THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION, 

the latest in the Sutherland Legacy series by USA Today Bestselling Author Eliza Knight!



“Just when you think you found you favorite book, Eliza brings out another in The Sutherland Legacy, and WoW!... It has Grim MacCulloch, who is so divine you could eat him, and Greer Sutherland, who’s got so much sassy it’s addictive.”—Goodreads Reviewer

“Eliza Knight is such an incredibly talented author who has written so many good books. Every time I read another book from her I'm shocked because she always manages to make it better than the last. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Greer and Roderick.”—Goodreads Reviewer


Add THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION to your TBR pile on Goodreads!




Title: The Highlander’s Hellion
Author: Eliza Knight
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Series: Sutherland Legacy


About the Book
Lady Greer was a hellion from the moment she could walk. So, when the young woman is forbidden by her father, the Earl of Sutherland, to sail, she steals a boat and rows it out into the firth anyway. But her relaxing jaunt turns into so much more when a storm ravages the chill waters and the prospect of death is soon upon her.

The last thing Roderick MacCulloch, Laird of Gleann Mórinnse Castle, expects to find while out scouting his property is a soaked lass upon his shores. When she demands he take her back to her clan, he recognizes her as the mischievous lass who taunted him at a festival when they were children. Roderick realizes this might be his chance to have a bit of fun and give Lady Greer a taste of her own medicine

But Roderick’s chance at revenge turns into a merry chase across the Highlands that leads them both to unexpected passion, perilous danger…and maybe even love.

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MY THOUGHTS

THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION by Eliza Knight was such a fun read. It’s a mix of sweet, saucy and swoony. There’s also some added suspense to make things even more interesting. I don’t often read books set in the 13th century, but this book is a reminder that I should.


Greer Sutherland’s exploits land her on a beach owned by Roderick MacCulloch’s clan with only her dog and an oar from the boat she was on before rough weather hit. Roderick discovers her and immediately recognises her; not only did he once contemplate what Greer might be like as a wife but she also has the distinction of having speared him through the thigh a few years ago. Yes, it was accidental but he hasn’t forgotten as the injury still causes him pain.

 I loved both Greer and Roderick. Greer is lively, witty and energetic. She understands the realities and harshness of the highland way of life but is happy to be indulged and cared for by her family.  As laird of his clan, Roderick carries a large amount of responsibilities but underneath it all he is a kind and caring man. He may be called ‘Grim’ but a few run ins with Greer soon leave him feeling lighter than he thought possible.

As Roderick escorts Greer across the highlands to her home, it gives them an opportunity to clear the air – apologies for spear wounds, you know – and to get to know one another. There’s plenty of chemistry and banter to be had.

The writing was well paced and I appreciated the somewhat artless nature of the characters – it fit within the time period. This was not a time for coyness and tentativeness. Roderick was unpretentious and decisive in his actions as laird, and Greer was open and sincere in communicating her wishes.

THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION was a wonderful read, and now I need to decide which of the author’s books to read next.

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An excerpt from THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION
Copyright © Eliza Knight 2018


Warmth surrounded Greer, cocooning her in a decadent cloud. She snuggled closer to the heat, smiling in her sleep.
Something niggled at the back of her brain, as though she were trying to remember something important. What was it?
And then she bolted upright in bed, recalling exactly what she was supposed to remember. She’d nearly drowned.
She jerked around to face the wide-eyed gaze of a man—a very handsome man—but still a man!
“I’m naked,” she gasped, pressing her hands to her breasts to hide them from where the blanket had fallen.
“Aye.” The voice was gruff, filled with sleep and grumpiness.
She felt him slip from the bed, unable to make eye contact with him. Oh dear heavens…
The chamber was completely unfamiliar to her. Not one at her own castle. Not one at any castle she’d ever been to. The wood floor was bare of rushes.
Weapons lined the wall, and there was a single wardrobe beside the chamber door. To the left of the hearth were a small table and two large chairs. Chairs fit for a giant. Or from the looks of the man she couldn’t bear to view just yet—chairs fit for him.
The shutters over the window were closed, so she couldn’t get a good look outside to perhaps judge from the landscape where she was. Which meant she had to rely on the stranger whose bed she’d been in. Naked.
She wouldn’t have thought last night, as she floated in the darkened sea, that her situation could get any worse. But it would not be the first time she’d been wrong.
“Where am I? Who are ye?”
“Ye dinna recognize me?” He sounded surprised.
Greer squeezed her eyes shut. Had she drowned and gone to Hell?
“Are ye naked, sir?” she squeaked.
“As the day I was born.” Why did he have to sound so gleeful?
Greer fell back on the bed and pulled the blanket up over her head, feeling her face heat with shame. She could die now. Right now would be fine. Somehow, she’d managed to drown herself and had either become a man’s mistress or married him without her knowledge. Either way, her da was going to murder her, and her mother would be heartbroken.
“Bring me a sword,” she croaked, her voice coming out muffled with the thick pile of blankets on her face.
Even still, he seemed to have heard her. “Are ye going to finish me off then, lass?”
Finish him off? “I canna comprehend what that means right now, but I do plan to finish myself.”


About Eliza Knight

Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty sizzling historical, time-travel and contemporary romance novels. Under the name E. Knight, she pens rip-your- heart-out historical fiction. 

While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain with her own knight in shining armor, three princesses and two very naughty puppies.

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