• Publication date: June 12, 2018
  • Language: English


They stole everything from her, including her dignity. With his help, she’ll get it back.

Braden Grant is haunted by the death of his friend Ronan, who took his own life. No one knows why the warrior resorted to such desperate measures, but Braden blames himself. He won’t feel settled until he’s atoned for failing to save his friend, and when he meets Cairstine Muir, he wonders if he’s finally found his chance. Held against her will by the very man who killed her family, the lass is a prisoner in her own keep. Her beauty and quiet strength call to him as much as her situation urges him to fight.

Though life has taught her harsh lessons, Cairstine still has an ember of hope in her heart. She longs to escape her captors and exact vengeance on them, but nothing is more important to her than her wee son’s safety. Though she failed to save her family, she pledges she will always save him, come what may. When a strong, handsome defender steps into her life, promising to help her exact vengeance on her captors, she sees the opportunity she’s waited for…but is the possibility of a new life worth the risk to her son?


My thoughts 

Highland Retribution (The Band of Cousins Book 3) by Keira Montclair is an intriguing Medieval Scottish Romance set against a Scottish backdrop. While, #3 it can be read as a stand alone.

Fast paced, magnificently crafted, with a wonderful and charming cast of characters. The storyline is unpredictable, intriguing, compelling, adventurous and suspenseful with dark secrets and kidnapped young bairns who are sold for profit. The chemistry between Braden Grant and Cairstine Muir is romantic, and magical. Cairstine is such a strong character. She has been though so much in her young life. She was kidnapped, abused, watched her entire clan murdered, held captive for years but still has a ember of hope, someone will help her and her young son…. Enter Braden, who is brawn, has a temper, handsome and will become her protector and avenger, but can she trust him with the life of her young son? Cairstine’s young son helps to carry this story along, he is brawn and determined to help his mother. I so enjoyed this little man, his determination is magnificent. Follow this amazing couple on their journey of discovery, hope, love, and a HEA.
Ms. Montclair has once again written an emotionally charged, high impact tale that will draw the reader in from the first page to the last and then it lingers in your thoughts long after the last page. I can’t wait to read the next installment of (The Band of Cousins ” series. Brilliantly written and excuted! Well done, Ms. Montclair!!

Rating: 5

Heat rating: mild 

Reviewer: AprilR