• The Rogue of Islay Isle

  • Highland Isles Series, Book 2
  • By: Heather McCollum
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (510 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he's not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay's shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles' schemes.

Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Rose is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her.

Through dreams and flashes of her past, Rose begins to rebuild her memories. But the more she recalls about the horror she escaped, the more she realizes the jeopardy she is bringing to Islay, Clan MacDonald and the Highlander who has captured her heart.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Heather McCollum (P)2018 Tantor

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Not as good as the first

I had a hard time getting through this book. It was just missing something for me, I can't put my finger on it. I think I did not care for Rose, and the book all takes place in two or three weeks...too fast. Still worth a read/listen if you're working through the series. The narrator was good, he's not my favorite, but much better than many.

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Heroines motives unrealistic

Womam washes up on beach with ammeisa. Discovers she is French, which could bring down war and death upon the Laird and his clam, whom saved her. She feels very offended that he/they are concerned about her being French...what?

She stomps and fumes that he has had other lovers... immediately. No fear or worry that she should tread lightly with people she doesn't know.

We know he won't hurt her. But she should not. However, her every action and reaction speaks to the authors sophomoric character development; very unrealistic
Instead of strong and sassy, I'm assuming what the author was aiming for, she comes off as witchey and self entitled.

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Wonderful characters, great story, great narration

What a good story! Second in the series and I am loving it. Cullen was a reluctant laird but determined to do his best to keep his clan safe. His love for family and clan was so strong, though he was quick to anger at times. Rose crashed into his life, testing all his plans, protection, and loyalty. She was a wonderfully straightforward woman and a wee bit sneaky. I loved this couple, and I highly recommend this story. The narration by Tim Campbell made the story come to life inside my car.

This is my unsolicited review.

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Yes and no

Overall I enjoyed this book , there are some weaknesses in the characters and dialogue and I thought for a short book, the price was too high on the audio version.

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A 5 star read!

Great story, wonderful characters and, just enough heroism.
The flow of the story had a good balance. I enjoyed the book very much. Now, write more about these handsome, protective, sweet but very manly highlanders please 😉

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Good!

This one is good, but I like her others better. Case of amnesia and a young lady trying to remember who she is or what secrets are in her past. MMC is a good highlander who is trying to do the right thing but of course, attraction.

FMC Rose is a bigger person than me because I would have absolutely laid into Bridget for being a dumb bish. I couldn’t have forgiven her as easily, similar parental pressure or not. But I hold grudges.

All in all, I’d give it a shot if I were you.

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love over all else

love hearing about the continued stories from other characters while experiencing new story of another character. great love story and history of country and trails.

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fine

enjoyed this book, can't wait to listen to the rest of the books in the series

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The Rogue of Islay Isle

Another great story, enjoyed the love between them. Shows how people can come from such different back grounds and still find each other in love!

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How Can It Be Better Than The First????

I didn't think I would like this one as much as the first, but I do... (and since I've already gobbled the third and fourth, I can say the books are all amazing!)

Cullen's father wasn't the best leader for their clan, but Cullen is ready to prove his worth when his grandfather leaves the clan in his hands, and he won't let his uncles put him down. When a woman washes onto his shores, he is reluctant to let her go, especially since he thinks she might be a lady.

Rose doesn't know who she is, but as her past flickers back into her mind, she and Cullen realize she might bring trouble for their clan. As a french woman, she could bring the English down on them all, since the French and English are at arms.

Love the passion. Cullen is the perfect Scottish hero - he stands by Rose despite all the people telling him to throw her to the wolves. Rose is sassy! And I love every moment of her sass. She won't let anyone give her grief without saying a perfectly constructed slight. Love it!

Lily S. Thomas - Author of the Ice Age Alphas series

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  • 09-25-21

Brilliant, should be a movie

This woman writes better than Diana gabldon , her books , this one in particular should be made into a movie, Heather McCollum should be put on a pedal-stool for her writing capability, if this genre is your thing, this is the best it gets in my opinion !

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  • Charlie L
  • 05-06-20

book one was a hit!

From the first word we were drawn in until the triumphant conclusion!
The next book is eagerly sought!