4 star rating
To Kiss a Kilted Warrior
Claimed by the Highlander,  Book #3
By Rowan Keats
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una


In the Highlands of Scotland, love and passion rage as fiercely as the storms that sweep the land and nothing comes between a clan and its laird, a lass and her kin, or man and his chosen woman…

Shunned by her village, weaver Morag Cameron lives a solitary existence in the woods until the night she finds a sorely wounded Highlander by the loch. Under her care, the handsome warrior slowly recovers his strength, but his memories have disappeared. Morag is torn. For if she helps him regain his past, she may sacrifice a life with the man she has come to love…

Wulf MacCurran wants nothing more than to claim Morag as his own, but his past holds too many dangerous secrets that put them both in mortal danger. He must discover who attacked him and left him for dead. Traveling to Edinburgh, Wulf and Morag find themselves swept into a mystery with the power to determine the fate of their passions and change Scotland forever…


This is historical romance at its best and I love how Keats in his writing transports you back into Scotland in the late 1200’s and envelopes you into Scottish life at that time. Life is simple, at times brutal and primal energy is necessary for existence and survival.  The story follows Morag and Wulf and their quest for love.

Wulf is a Highlander whose wife and small child were killed leaving him a son who wants to know who killed his family. Wulf has no memory of the attack however he becomes consumed with the revenge for their death and determined to find out the name of the primary attacker. Wulf promises his son; he will provide the name of the attacker; however, all they have is a piece of cloth with an unknown crest to go on.  Morag who nursed him through his recovery is strong and loyal and he soon finds himself falling in love with her. As his memory returns and the danger increases he is determined that he will not lose another woman he loves.

Morag has been shunned by her village unfairly and has had to survive alone. She dreads the return of Wulf’s memory as that may mean that he will return to his wealth and son leaving her again alone in the woods. She is a skilled weaver and I was amazed at the strength of character she showed throughout the story as she protected the man she loved.   In an era when woman were definitely second class citizens and dispensable to society, the courage it took to think and plan a course of action must have been frightening. You would know that if you stood up to anyone in authority death might and likely would be the penalty. Throughout the story Morag is put into situations where she has to “trust “again. Her estranged father, who she meets in Edinburgh, helps her but can she trust him? During a fire in Edinburgh Morag’s hands get burned and now she has to wonder what she will do to survive when they get back home as weaving has allowed her to survive by giving her income. Again she has to trust in a local healer in her village and put her faith in the healer’s ability. But most important she has to trust and believe that Wulf’s love for her is strong enough to break down all the barriers confronting them.

As Morag and Wulf embark on a journey which could bring the downfall of Scotland, the reader can’t help getting caught up in story. It definitely is a page turner and when Morag and Wulf finally do get a time to proclaim their love for each other the reader knows that their future won’t be easy. Although Morag has been given a pardon and can now live in the village, the past hangs over her, and Wulf knows there will be more battles between the battling clans. However, their love is strong, and they feel together, they will be able to battle the future.

A great read for a winter afternoon snuggled up on a sofa with a nice cup of cocoa.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*