Lady Linet Dancourt is not a woman to stand idly by while her brother sells her for his own gain. Still, she has little hope of escaping her tyrannical brother and running away to the Highlands on her own. As luck would have it, her brother holds a man of great importance prisoner and Linet knows he is just the man to help her. She offers to release Seathan MacGruder, Earl of Grey and save him from being executed the next morn only if he agrees to escort her to the Highlands. This Scottish rebel is always a man of his word, but if he finds out the real connection Linet has to his sworn enemy, this hot passion they feel may die a cold death.
Diana Cosby has a wonderful talent for crafting a superb tale of romance and adventure. His Conquest is the kind of novel that captures your interest right at the start and doesn’t let go until you finish it. The suspense and drama throughout this novel make the story very interesting as well. It is a beautifully told story that captures the best aspects of a highlander romance.
The characters were absolutely lovable. Linet had the strength and determination of any great heroine and was an impressive match for the fierce Scotland warrior. It was easy to admire her spark and fiery spirt. Seathan was resilient, but gentle which was an irresistible combination. When facing his enemy he was fierce and unstoppable, but otherwise was a kind and honorable man. Both characters were perfectly charming and absolutely perfect together.
His Conquest was stunningly sexy and passionate throughout which made it a very exciting read. Cosby does a great job of building the connection between the characters by firing up the sexual tension. It was not obvious or ill placed, but very natural and stunning attraction between two characters.
Fans of Cosby will recognize most of the secondary characters from previous novels and will be thrilled to catch up on their lives. But not having read the first two novels about the MacGruder Brothers will not set you back at all. This book could easily be read as a stand alone.
His Conquest is a great read if you love a charming highlander romance. It’s not overwhelming emotional, but rather a fairly light read which was a something I really admired about this book. Sometimes the inner dialogue of the characters was a little repetitive, but this was easy to overlook as the book moved quickly and was always entertaining. Ultimately, it has everything you could possibly want; an exciting time period, a thrilling romance and a wonderful cast of characters. The historical background was a wonderful addition as well. Cosby uses a tumultuous time in European history to showcase a dashing hero, a fiery heroine and wonderful romance. What more could a girl ask for?