Although this is my first read, I believe, by Ms. Gabriel, I found The Highland Groom to be an enchanting
and enjoyable tale. The faery lore, the romance, and characters all were memorable.
Fiona MacCarran comes to Glen Kinloch to teach school, but she has other motives on her mind. She must find
faeries she can illustrate on paper and a wealthy highland husband. At first, she finds nothing; the Laird, a
quite handsome and sensual man, is a bit of a rogue male when it comes to women and demands she return home.
Fiona stands her ground and soon discovers the Glen holds several secrets—some that are dangerous and
Faery lights beckon, smuggling abounds, and right in the thick of it is the thickheaded highlander, Dougal
MacGregor. His legacy from his Da moves him to continue the heritage of making fine Scottish
whiskey—only a few know that some of the whiskey is made from the well of the faeries who have protected
and guarded Dougal's family for decades. When Fiona, the seductive but innocent teacher, stumbles onto some of
his secrets, he is amazed she does not turn him in to her brother who is a customs officer. Now, he must decide
if she could be the woman of his heart.
Fiona's feelings for Dougal wax hot and cold but when he kisses her with his sensual and hot lips, she knows
she is falling fast for a man who can do nothing to help her break the will of her great aunt. Without fulfilling
all the codicils, her family could lose their inheritance.
Add in a cousin who stands to inherit, a mischievous pack of relatives on Dougal's side, and a Glen full of
people, mortal and faery alike, who want to see the laird take a wife and you have a wonderful, romantic, light