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  • Highlanders Hold Grudges

  • Wicked Willful Highlanders, Book 1
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Timothy Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Highlanders Hold Grudges

By: Julie Johnstone
Narrated by: Timothy Campbell
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Summary

He kidnapped her to save his clan, not to lose his heart.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and no one is more desperate than Highlander Alasdair MacRae. His clan is on the verge of disaster thanks to continuous raids from the lying, thieving, murdering MacKenzies. Their latest strike has left Alasdair’s family on the precipice of starvation, and his brother badly wounded. The time has come to hit back, and what better blow to deliver than to kidnap his enemy’s daughter and use her to negotiate much-needed peace. 

His plan is simple: wed the lass. It’s well-known that she’s beloved by her father, and the doting Highlander certainly won’t go to war with Alasdair’s clan if he’s married to the man’s daughter. Once the vows are spoken, he plans to send her to a nice little cottage on his land where she can live her life as she wishes, and he can live his as if he’s not wed. 

But his plan meets an obstacle he didn’t foresee. Suddenly, Alasdair finds himself fighting to protect a woman he thought was his enemy, questioning whether he’s wooing the lass to see out his scheme, or to truly capture her heart?

When Maeve MacKenzie discovers her adoring father has denied his own heart’s desire so that she may find hers, she resigns herself to stop delaying and finally honor the betrothal to her childhood friend. Their union will strengthen her clan and give her father a second chance at love. But when tragedy strikes, she’s snatched from her home by Alasdair MacRae, the barbaric Highland beast who long ago awakened cravings in her that are impossible to forget. As the heiress of a strategic fortress coveted throughout the Highlands, she’s well-aware the Highland fiend wishes to gain her castle. She has no intention of falling prey to his transparent ploy to woo her, and has every intention of escaping him. However, the blasted Highlander still possesses an extraordinary ability to kiss, and beyond that, has the nerve to display seemingly honorable qualities at every turn. How’s a lass to know if it’s all simply a ruse by a cunning, too-handsome foe, or if the man she believed to be her enemy is really her greatest hope?

Winning Maeve’s love isn’t something Alasdair ever expected to want, but the sharp-tongued, iron-willed lass ignites a yearning in him that can’t be denied. And when enemies threaten to take her from him forever, Alasdair will do whatever it takes to make her his, even if he has to fight a war to win his bride and lay claim to her heart.

©2023 Julie Johnstone (P)2023 Julie Johnstone

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  • 20-06-23

Classic

Good story of clashing clans, deceit with love the winner ! Narration from one of the best on audible - looking forward to book 2

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  • 11-02-24

Outstanding

Always a winning combination, Julie Johnstone’s phenomenal stories & Tim Campbell’s superb narrating. This story is outstanding and exciting, with twist and turns all the way through. I did not want it to end.
I felt like I was in the middle of every moment. I think Tim should set up a website called, “What the Lady Wants.” Then train narrators how to perform a story. I love Julie’s stories. She takes her readers on an adventure.
Loved, loved, loved it.

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  • Paulette Christie
  • 17-01-24

Not worth the credit

I hoped that since my last read of this author dated 2016 that her writing would be better. It’s not. Adorable heroins still bite their lips and a weak plot goes nowhere.

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  • Jessica
  • 16-01-24

I enjoyed this read

I liked it a lot. The only thing I didn't like was the rushed ending. And I wish there were a extra intimate part or two. But still, I enjoyed listening to this book and plan on reading the next book in the series.

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  • Teresa
  • 19-09-23

Looking for more

Tim Campbell is a great narrator. I am hoping the author continues with the series.

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  • sue hass
  • 08-08-23

Not impressed

Definitely not the same quality as her other highlander books. Narrator is not bad.

Sorry I don’t have 15 words to say!

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  • 04-08-23

So good!!!

I can’t believe I have to wait for more!

Timothy Campbell does highlanders like no other!

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  • 21-07-23

Strong story with wonderful narration.

I really enjoyed this story. Maeve was a surprise. She was quite a hunter, very caring of her people, and loyal to the clan. She was willing to give up her future for her father's happiness. When things went wrong, she kept her wits about her, finally determining what was best for her and her heart. Alasdair had his clan's best interests in mind when he set about a kidnapping that changed his life. I loved how both were open to different perspectives and found a way to right wrongs. A great story.

The narration by Tim Campbell was well done. He kept me listening to this wonderful story, bringing substance to the characters.

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  • jayme Westerfield
  • 03-07-23

Excellent

The story was so good. Julie Johnston’s never disappoints and Tim Campbell is the best narrator ever

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  • Tricia Taylor
  • 23-06-23

Great start to a new series!

I loved this book so much! I’m already excited for the next one! 5 stars!

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  • Alena King
  • 22-06-23

Did not disappoint!

I loved this story. I’ve listened to most of her books, but I think this is my favorite so far!!

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