Sunday, November 29, 2015



Series: Highland Legends #1.5

Author:  Kat Bastion

Publish Date:   11.05.13

Publisher:  Kat Bastion

Category:  Romance, Sci Fi & Fantaasy

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Received from:  Kat Bastion via (in exchange for an honest review)

Date completed: 09.11.14
Goodreads link:  Bound by Wish and Mistletoe

Description from the publisher:

The holiday novella, Book 1.5, following the award-winning debut of Forged in Dreams and Magick in the Highland Legends Series:

Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.

Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.

When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.

Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment when all seems lost . . . hope, faith, and love prevail, transforming silent prayers into wishes granted.

This is the second book in the Highland Legends series, a holiday novella.  It is best to read them in order.

Susanna has escaped a cruel past and intends to never be ruled by a man when she runs into Robert, literally, in the middle of snow storm.  Robert has sworn to never be tied down by one simpering, flirting, fawning woman.  Somehow they each find something unexpected in the other.  Can it be true?  A man without cruel intent?  A woman without guile and deceit?

Castle Brodie returns from its hidden mists just in time to make a first Christmas wish come true.  I fell in love with both Robert and Susanna.  Both are strong, complex characters trying to live their lives with independence and are surprised at how love does not diminish, but adds to an independent life.  Of course, Isobel, Iain, Brigid, and Skorpios/Cupcake make return appearances, with Isobel teaching our Medieval Scottish friends all about American Christmas traditions.

I loved this book, maybe even more than FORGED IN DREAMS AND MAGICK, the first in the series.  I am looking forward to the books yet to come in this series.  Kat Bastion has become a “must read it” author for me!

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Other books in the Highland Legends series:

  1. Forged in Dreams and Magick
  2. Bound by Wish and Mistletoe
  3. Born of Mist and Legend (not yet released)
  4. Found in Flame and Moonlight (coming 2015)

Other Books from Kat Bastion:

  • Utterly Loved




originally posted 09.12.14 on my previous blog.  That blog was closed by Wordpress because I supported indie authors and their books.

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