Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear his name. Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear. Gwen’s review of Highland Scoundrel (The Campbell Trilogy, Book 3) by Monica McCarty. Historical romance released by Ballantine Books

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Widowed Jeannie Gordon nee Grant is trying her best to raise her son Dougall, the heir to the Marquisate of Huntly, and her young daughter Ella under the watchful and critical eyes of her We learned in Highland Warrior and Highland Outlaw that Jamie and Lizzie and their rapey, evil-assed brother Colin …had an older, illegitimate brother Duncan [image error] …who was accused of treason.

But he wants to return to hignland homeland, Scotland, scokndrel he wants to clear his name. Return to Book Page.

At times it seemed she was repeating the same info over and over again, just in a slightly different wording. Jeannie has pushed all feelings for Duncan aside; it’s important to her to protect her son’s future.

Highland Scoundrel

Sep scoindrel, Brittany B. While this book might have stretched the happily-ever-after how they got thereit was still an enjoyable book and a great ending to the trilogy.

He knew the daughter is too young to be his. This book was complicated, like all Monica McCarty’s books.

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Mcccarty a dork that way—I love it when an author weaves a ripping good story around actual people and events of the era, then takes the time to monixa me know what’s historical fact and what’s poetic license. Overall I really enjoyed this one, but I had issues with the heroine. I look forward to what ever this author writes next! Duncan is hurt and leaves. To view it, click here.


She doesnt want to help I don’t understand why this was called the Highland Scoundrel. No longer a starry-eyed girl but a woman with dangerous secrets, Jeannie cannot forgive Duncan’s shattering mistrust of her—nor can she sign his death warrant by turning him in.

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It was a nice series, don’t get me wrong, just one I’ll probably forget everything about it in a month. Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, has returned to the Highlands determined to clear his name after ten years in exile.

I really enjoyed this trilogy and look forward to starting on her next trilogy soon Read full review. Somewhere in there I even went out got dinner and came back. Patrick and Elizabeth are a much better couple for me. Please try again later.

Highland Scoundrel (Campbell Trilogy, #3) by Monica McCarty

Caught up in a deadly game of murder and intrigue, Jeannie is willing to risk everything for a man and a love she vows never to lose again. When they arrive, she sees Duncan is quite detached. I was quite keen to read this instalment to find out the full story behind Duncan Dubh’s treason at long last, since it’s been mentioned in the other books of the trilogy several times.

I vote for smarter-is-better, but what if an author pens a less-than-smart heroine? They only seemed to have lust and lots of it. He was the biggest outlaw of all. He is a natural-born leader and seems destined for greatness. Books by Monica McCarty. The sex was steamy though and it’s refreshing to have a heroine who isn’t a virgin all the 3. I was quite keen to read this instalment to fi Black Duncan’s return.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two young children. He longs to come home, but first the two-faced bitch has to tell him what he needs to know. If she reveals he’s Duncan’s son, her son is only the son of a bastard and loses all titles, lands, and money and is branded an outlaw with his father.


So McCarty traded in her legal briefs for Scottish historical romances with sexy alpha heroes. I was completely underwhelmed by the “evidence” Jeannie found and also by the luke warm ending. Jamie has a reputation as a fair and just man, and it’s well earned. Reviewed by Suzanne Tucker Posted March 16, I have to say that the punishment, when it comes, is most satisfying. A new tale of terror and magic in a brand new world.

Aug 22, Leah Green rated it really liked it. Duncan still wants Jeannie with every pore of his being. The hero was everything you would hope for. Duncan escapes to the Continent and earns a reputation as the Black Highlander, gaining a reputation as a mercenary with is merry band and amassing a personal fortune.

Slowly the two put the pieces together, and slowly they give in to their love and attraction once again. I could see where the author was going. Advanced Search Reviews Search. But as soon as the heroine did something in the name of “protecting my child” and put other people at risks, I am immediately turned off. Someone save me from this misery!

He escapes to Ireland, and has returned to see if he is able to prove his innocence. Duncan fled Scotland to avoid being hanged, and he was making his name as a mercenary in Ireland and elsewhere.

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