The Chief

The Chief Best Read || [Monica McCarty] - The Chief, The Chief An elite fighting force unlike the world has ever seenScouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland
  • Title: The Chief
  • Author: Monica McCarty
  • ISBN: 9780345518224
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

The Chief Best Read || [Monica McCarty], The Chief, Monica McCarty, The Chief An elite fighting force unlike the world has ever seenScouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule They are the best of the best chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare And to lead his secret Highland Guard Bruce chooses theAn elite fighting for The Chief Best Read || [Monica McCarty] - The Chief, The Chief An elite fighting force unlike the world has ever seenScouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland
  • The Chief Best Read || [Monica McCarty]
    216 Monica McCarty
The Chief

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  1. What do you get when you mix a legal career, a baseball career, motherhood, and a love of history with a voracious reader In my case, a Historical Romance Author.Like most writers, I ve always loved to read Growing up in California there was always plenty to do outside, but all too often I could be found inside curled up with a book or two or three I started with the usual fare The Little House on the Prairie series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, Watership Down, Nancy Drew, and everything by Judy Blume Once I cleared off my bookshelf, I started swiping books from my mom Some, like Sidney Sheldon s The Other Side of Midnight, probably weren t the most appropriate choice for a pre adolescent although they were definitely illuminating I can still remember the look of abject horror on my mom s Catholic girl face when I asked her what a virgin was After that rather brief conversation, she paid a little closer attention to what had disappeared off her book shelf, and steered me in the direction of Harlequin and Barbara Cartland romances I was hooked I quickly read through the inventory of the local library and was soon buying bags of romances at garage sales.In high school, with the encouragement of my father who I think was a little concerned about the steady diet of romances , I read over eighty of the Franklin Library s One Hundred Greatest Books ever written including Tolstoy, Confucius, Plato, and the entire works of Shakespeare Some of them were tough going for a teenager, but the experience would prove an invaluable foundation for college After reading War and Peace, I wasn t easily intimidated.For some reason Monica decided to go into writing and not fashion.After graduation, I loaded up the VW Jetta not Bus and trekked down I 5 to attend the University of Southern California, majoring in Political Science and minoring in English see why all that reading helped I joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and when I wasn t studying or at football games, did my best to support the local bartending industry Ah, the good old days.With that kind of fun, four years of college wasn t quite enough So leaving Tommy Trojan behind, I traveled back up north to Palo Alto for three years of study at Stanford Law School Once I survived the stress of the first semester, law school proved to be one of the best times of my life garnering me a JD, life long friends, a husband, and an unexpectedly intimate knowledge of baseball See The Baseball Odyssey below.Law School was also where I fell in love with Scotland In my third year, I took a Comparative Legal History class, and wrote a paper on the Scottish Clan System and Feudalism So I immediately dropped out of law school and went on to write Scottish Historical Romances well no, not quite You see, I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer My father was a lawyer, I was a poet i.e not into math , and I love to argue It seemed natural.So I finished law school, got married, passed the CA bar, moved to Minnesota with a few stops along the way , waived into the MN bar, worked as a litigator for a few satisfying years, moved back to CA, had a couple of kids, realized that a legal career and being a single parent for most of the year due to husband s career would be extremely difficult, and THEN decided to sit down and write.And how did I end up writing romance It s not as divergent as it seems What I loved about being a lawyer are the same things I love about being a writer research and writing The only thing missing is the arguing, but that s what a husband and kids are for, right

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  1. Together they were a force to be reckoned with He felt like he was standing on the edge of something momentous As if history were about to be made The dawn of a new age of warrior harkened the dawn of the Highlander Dunvegan Castle Well I ve found another author I will certainly adoreAnd one fantastic Highlander seriesI m in heavenOne warrior Highlander Chief enough to make you swoon An elite warrior Highlander army heart palpitations Beware The backgroundI just have to say I LOVE the fact that [...]


  2. 5 stars Historical RomanceWOW I loved this What an awesome start to an enthralling new highlander historical romance series about an elite fighting guard of warriors handpicked by Robert the Bruce to partake in a secret mission to free Scotland from English tyranny by overtaking the throne from King Edward s rule.Robert the Bruce s elite force, the Highland Guard is made up of the best of the best, warriors from the Highlands and Western Isles, selected for their exceptional skills and tactics o [...]


  3. Pues la verdad es que me ha gustado, tanto la historia como los personajes Tengo que confesar que me daba un poco de miedo leer este libro, porque pens que ser a como todos los de los Highlanders, pero no es as En cada p gina se nota el proceso de investigaci n que ha hecho la autora y la historia tiene su punto de originalidad Realmente este inicio de saga promete


  4. Beautiful pictures of Isle of Skye.I think the there is something about the lighting in that part of the world This is a review of the audiobook Hmmm I don t know about this one Several of the people I did a buddy read with in the GoodReads Western and Medieval Romance Lovers Group LOVED this highland romance with several 5 however, they read it while I listened I certainly had to get used to Robert McNab s narration He did great job on the men Nevertheless, since he has a deep baritone, he made [...]


  5. Basic set up Robert the Bruce needs an elite guard of highlanders who don t fight by the knightly code of honor who can go in and do the dirty work that the true knights won t do and send the awful English King Edward back south of the border where he belongs They want Tor MacLeod to train and lead the elite force, but he s not interested so devious means are contrived and Christina Fraser is the bait Christina is happiest spending her time reading romance novels I loved how it was the priest w [...]


  6. 4 starsThe Chief is a well written and informative book that in many ways felt like an historical fiction the quality of the author s research is very apparent than a romance novel However, when the hero and heroine were together they certainly steamed up the pages Their love story was captivating, heartwarming, and at times heartbreaking Their much deserved HEA warmed my heart I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.


  7. Smoking hot Highlander historical, reminds me of the best of Julie Garwood but with heat I really loved this one It begins a new series, and I think it will be required reading for this series too as it really sets up the premise of a highly trained group of warriors fighting to free Scotland from King Edward and give Robert the Bruce his kingdome Wonderful and fasinating as it wove real history into the story My only niggle with this book is that the dialog seamed a bit contemporary between he [...]


  8. Zor g nler i in yast k alt nda hep bir sko bulunmal A r sko fanati i bendeniz s z akjjdhjfhZaman zaman klan yelerinin n nde bana sevgi g sterisinde bulunman isteyebilirim Tor geri ekildi Tabii buna gerek yo Ate li bir bak , belki ufak bir p c k ok zor olmasa gerek Kamp ate inin etraf nda MacSorley yi dinleyecek olan sen de ilsin Eminim bununla ba a kacak kadar adams nd r, dedi anlay g stermeksizin Korkusuz sava lar z rlamamal yd.Ayl k sko dozumu almad m n, g z m n eski Highlander romanlar ndan s [...]


  9. WOW Monica McCarty, you earned a follower for life This book managed to push all my buttons I m a sucker for a Highlander There, I admit itSet in the magnificent Isle of Skye, off the West Coast of Scotland,Try resisting thisin the year of our Lord 1305 Edward Plantagenet has crushed the Scottish resistance William Wallace has suffered a traitor s death and Scotland, Highlands and for the first time in their history the Isles are under the rule of the English Crown The land is savaged, people ar [...]


  10. Highlanders make my barfy tummy feel better, apparentlySo I tackled this thing today whilst home sick and enjoyed it Don t feel much like going in to deets Just telling you that I will read the next in the series I m giving it 3.7777777 solid fist bumps.


  11. Wow, what an amazing first book This is book one in the Highland Guard series, and I was than impressed Sometimes an author comes along who puts so much history into a novel that it is like reading a textbook Monica McCarty is NOT one of those, in fact the history of William Wallace and the time of the Bruce was inserted so seamlessly that it hardly felt like I was reading history It was part of the story, and part of Christina and Tor s romance.Christina s father is a noble who hates King Edwa [...]


  12. Just what I needed, a tough Scotsman, unable to love, at least he thinks that is the case Christina you can get in trouble reading romantic novels real life is not all Lancelot and Guinevere but you did get your HEA after plenty of passion, power struggle, deaths, fighting etc etc etc First time reading this author but will definitely check out some of her books I am heading to Scotland at Easter Skye was not on our list of places to visit but might just add it in now Hopefully see a few men in [...]


  13. The Chief features a codependent heroine and a fierce, distant hero They very rarely converse It is actually 2 books in one The first takes place from about pages 1 300 Let s call this story What Tor s Balls are Doing The second takes place from pages 300 end We ll call this one Actual Interesting Plot What Tor s Balls are Doing aka pages 1 300 was not my favorite part of the book, but the nudity kept me goin The chick here, Xtina, goes from strong female to lovey man worshiping puppy dog in the [...]


  14. Highlander and historical these two words always got meI was expecting something easy to read without too much past, but this was too much for me I ll read the next book because I want to know if something would be different and I have nothing to say will see


  15. I must say that I LOVED this book Monica sure knows how to write a great story with steamy love scenes and a to die for hero I m looking fowards to the next book in this series.


  16. I really like this book It s sort of a classic story of woman loves man, man is too manly and warrior like for her, doesn t know how to love They have a great bedroom relationship, though But the characters were likeable, and the guys are yummy The author fully admits to having some sketchy historical facts throughout the book, but I think it s great that she really did some research on Scotland s history and tried to incorporate some real people and events It s sort of her version of how things [...]


  17. What a great way to start my year of reading Monica McCarty is hands down an amazing writer I was really impressed by her in depth research of the period and her ability to fictionalize King Robert s wars to reclaim Scotland The hero of the story was likable as well, but I did not like the heroine She was too much of a doormat for me to appreciate her character in any way I still enjoyed the story and all secondary characters Great start to the series.


  18. Between my obsession of UF, Paranormal and Dystopian books, I LOVE me some historical romances Highlanders, smexy times and heaving bosoms are my perfect trifecta in a good romance.The Chief is the story of Tormod MacLeod Chief of Clan MacLeod and Scotland s Greatest Warrior of All The story begins shortly after the death of William Wallace, prior to the crowning of Robert the Bruce as King of Scotland Tor has remained neutral in the rising tensions between England and Scotland His first priorit [...]


  19. I don t really know what to say about this one I guess I m a little baffled because I didn t expect such a detailed history lesson, but basically that s what I feel I got from this book Oh, and a detailed ish instructions about how to train a highlander special ops team, aka the highlanders navy SEALs.Our hero, clan chief Tormod MacLeod does his best to stay neutral and to protect his clan from Scotland s war against the English You see he s an Islander and up until a few decades ago the Islands [...]


  20. Big sexy highland warrior, and a sweet, determined heroine What s not to like Wanted to smack Tor upside the head a couple of times, but loved their romantic journey Their story as well as the action, danger and mystery made this hard to put down Already downloaded the next audio book.


  21. Nancy Gideon Moonlight Group Travelling Book Chosen by Giulia.Nice combination of history and romance.


  22. Now this was a great story And loosely based on actual historical figures but Monica McCarty put her own romantic spin on things and gave us a rich detailed story that I thoroughly enjoyed I m going through a bit of a Highland phase right now and this was perfect


  23. 3.5 stars or C In 1305, Scotland s champion William Wallace is dead The rebellion against England seems squashed Robert the Bruce decides to form a special team of the greatest Highland warriors to fight agaist the King Edward s legion Each area of warfare is covered.The list of warriors includes Tormod Chief MacLeod Expert SwordsmanErik Hawk MacSorley Seafarer and SwimmerGregor Arrow MacGregor Marksman and ArcherEoin Striker MacLean Strategist in Pirate WarfareEwen Hunter Lamont Tracker and Hun [...]


  24. Wow This book is a pleasant surprise I didn t expect to love it as much I thought the story would be serious and full of historical facts But it turns out to be a sexy, romantic read I really like the writer s style of writing She painted the picture vividly just by using the simplest terms and adjectives I really love the way Christina was first introduced in the story a young girl eating sweet plum while sneakily reading a love scene between Lancelot and Guinevere I immediately take a liking t [...]


  25. 12 12 15 Update I ve been thinking of this books for the last week and decided to read it again It s just as wonderful as I remembered I loved it My favorite of the series so far I love the whole series but this is by far my favorite I have read it 4 times and will read it at least 3 And, that s saying alot since I don t normally re read books I highly recommend the whole series They are all great books.


  26. Wow, I m grinning like a loon Great writing, plot and characters, that made me feel like I was on the sideline watching the story unfold in front of my very eyes Tor MacLeod, what a hero sigh


  27. Dare I say this But this is perhaps one of the best highlander books EVER Most of the characters are based on actual historial people BEAUTIFUL


  28. I really enjoyed this first in the series I ll definitely be checking out the others in the series.What I liked No messin , this hero is one hunky mass of gorgeous muscles, foul temper, bad attitude and general meanness He is the Chief of his clan, driven by duty and absolutely focused on avoiding the politics surrounding the crown of the King of Scots His day job is training others to be as hard and mean as he is He is also a jerk, with the romantic instinct of a pelican and the social skills o [...]


  29. The story sets back in 1305, when Scotland just lost its war with the English Robert the Bruce of Scotland decides to use special operation force to lead Scotland against England To do so, he chooses Tormod Tor MacLeod who has no interest whatsoever in the war of these two countries All he wants and considers is about his clan s growth and piece Christina Fraser, a daughter of a Scottish noble and patriotic family, and her sister are two forced candidates of marriage to the brutal warrior Tor Ne [...]


  30. This is the first book from Monica McCarty hugely popular Highland Guard series, which loosely uses actual historical figures and events to set up the premise of a group of elite warriors who embark on a secret mission to help free Scotland from English rule.Leading this assembly of hunky highland men is the ultimate Scottish swordsman and warlord Tormod MacLeod Tor is Chief of his people, taking the throne at the age of ten after his parents were murdered Fiercely independent, he is a fair but [...]


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