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Cairstina Reilly was locked in silence when I found her. When I ravaged my way through weak men to save her. When I killed for her. Now our fates are tangled together in a web of lies, danger, and betrayal. I have to take her hostage. Drag her from her silent, private world, And force her into mine. In my Clan’s enclave deep in the wild Scottish Highlands, no one will find us and Cairstina Reilly was locked in silence when I found her. When I ravaged my way through weak men to save her. When I killed for her. Now our fates are tangled together in a web of lies, danger, and betrayal. I have to take her hostage. Drag her from her silent, private world, And force her into mine. In my Clan’s enclave deep in the wild Scottish Highlands, no one will find us and our secret will be safe… But I’m not the only one with secrets. Cairstina thinks her silence will protect her. But only I can do that. And the sooner my bonnie lass learns to trust me, The sooner I can set her free from everything that’s held her captive… Everything except me.


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Cairstina Reilly was locked in silence when I found her. When I ravaged my way through weak men to save her. When I killed for her. Now our fates are tangled together in a web of lies, danger, and betrayal. I have to take her hostage. Drag her from her silent, private world, And force her into mine. In my Clan’s enclave deep in the wild Scottish Highlands, no one will find us and Cairstina Reilly was locked in silence when I found her. When I ravaged my way through weak men to save her. When I killed for her. Now our fates are tangled together in a web of lies, danger, and betrayal. I have to take her hostage. Drag her from her silent, private world, And force her into mine. In my Clan’s enclave deep in the wild Scottish Highlands, no one will find us and our secret will be safe… But I’m not the only one with secrets. Cairstina thinks her silence will protect her. But only I can do that. And the sooner my bonnie lass learns to trust me, The sooner I can set her free from everything that’s held her captive… Everything except me.

30 review for Leith

  1. 4 out of 5

    Darlene I read WAY to many books

    3.5 ⭐ We are in a spin off from the dangerous dom series these are Scottish Mountain men!! I'm excited about that so let's see if ill stick to the series. Now you know Jane has a very spanky type of writing. Leith is now being in charge he is the head of the family and its abit of a struggle at first and he has now control over his family but some (like his sisters) who dont enjoy it. They are dealing with some bussiness when trouble goes down and that's where Leith meets and saves Cairstina who 3.5 ⭐ We are in a spin off from the dangerous dom series these are Scottish Mountain men!! I'm excited about that so let's see if ill stick to the series. Now you know Jane has a very spanky type of writing. Leith is now being in charge he is the head of the family and its abit of a struggle at first and he has now control over his family but some (like his sisters) who dont enjoy it. They are dealing with some bussiness when trouble goes down and that's where Leith meets and saves Cairstina who was at the wrong place wrong time. And its been some time since I met a heroine who is mute. Her past is darkish since shes a punching bag for her brother who is a dick. So she rather be taken by a Monster she doesn't know.  Their relationship is very tricky since Leith doesn't know Cairstina is mute until someone points it out. So now he has to keep her safe and try to figure out if she is a spy or not. I did enjoy Cair moments with his family and how they communicated when he found her mute. She still gave him some sass with those text messages and notes 🤣 Low angst, no ow/om drama, No cheating, slight secondary character, drama, sexy times, virgin gal and no manwhore Recommend-yes/maybe Cover-⭐⭐⭐⭐ Heat level-🌶🌶🌶 Slowburnish Push away from Mention abused (by h family) Disability (h is mute for 80% of the book) Pubishments/Spankinhs Dom/sub undertones No condom Hea Epilogue

  2. 4 out of 5

    Fantasy Land Romance Reader

    Leith is the start of a new series by Jane Henry. We get a hot Scottish Mafia that starts with Leith without a shirt chopping wood, I mean come on! Who doesn't want some of that!! Leith is an alpha male that takes charge of his family when he becomes the leader. And man does he have his hands full. I LOVE this family. Nobody is 'normal' and everyone has their own issues, the women are independent to a point and the men are all overprotective. Leith is bigger than life character that takes on eve Leith is the start of a new series by Jane Henry. We get a hot Scottish Mafia that starts with Leith without a shirt chopping wood, I mean come on! Who doesn't want some of that!! Leith is an alpha male that takes charge of his family when he becomes the leader. And man does he have his hands full. I LOVE this family. Nobody is 'normal' and everyone has their own issues, the women are independent to a point and the men are all overprotective. Leith is bigger than life character that takes on everyone's problems and is expected to fix them but also wants people to take on responsibility for themselves. When he finds Cairstina at a church in the middle of something she shouldn't be he has no choice but to bring her home. Cairstina is a heartache. The minute you start reading her you just want to hug her. My heart hurt for her and I knew that Leith would heal her. She needed a champion and a night in shining armor. Although Leith is a lot of things, he does not come across like that. But for Cairstina he will be anything. I loved that about this love story. Leith will be a reread over and over. I adored this story! Blog: http://myfantasylandblog.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fantasylandblog Twitter: https://twitter.com/fantasylandblog Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fantasyland... BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/27664...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Cairstina ❤ Leith!... so enjoyable to read! This is my new favorite book by Jane Henry. I think it's the softest I've read so far and not dark for a mafia romance book! I can't wait to read the next one soon! Cairstina ❤ Leith!... so enjoyable to read! This is my new favorite book by Jane Henry. I think it's the softest I've read so far and not dark for a mafia romance book! I can't wait to read the next one soon!

  4. 4 out of 5

    JenMcJ

    Eh. The weird thing about this Scottish Mafia book is that I neither felt like I was reading a book about Scottish men nor about mafia men. None of it seemed to culturally grab me. They seemed like a bunch of hot, built, lodge campers from any mountain area. Additionally, the inconsistencies with Cairstina's disability were annoying. She can't talk but she mutters to herself Shakespeare early in the book and "giggles" throughout the book. She mentions selling her photographs to get money but onc Eh. The weird thing about this Scottish Mafia book is that I neither felt like I was reading a book about Scottish men nor about mafia men. None of it seemed to culturally grab me. They seemed like a bunch of hot, built, lodge campers from any mountain area. Additionally, the inconsistencies with Cairstina's disability were annoying. She can't talk but she mutters to herself Shakespeare early in the book and "giggles" throughout the book. She mentions selling her photographs to get money but once she loses her phone, that never comes up again. What dropped this book off the good review cliff is that she types/tells that she had a traumatic brain injury that caused her mutism but - ugh- of course, LOVE overcomes that. I felt like Leith was a total asshole trying to guilt her into talking and saying she doesn't love him because she can't SAY the words. That it works is the worst thing about the "perfection" needed to find love in romance books. God forbid the leader of their sect of weird Scottish Mafia has a less than perfect wife. That she was making full on speeches in less than a chapter was eyerolling. And of course the dad likes her more once she can talk. It was all disgustingly ableist. My other niggle that I couldn't get away from was the insistence in the book that they were anonymous, completely isolated and the only people living in the highlands outside inverness and yet they had a huge compound with a lodge and chalets, domestic help, electricity, wifi and cell service. WTF? There are other plot holes (Fran says she knew the guy his sister dated from the local college but then it turns out they are new to the area and nobody knows them, Leith sees a maid taking notes and eavesdropping and does nothing about it, the allegation the dad betrothed the sister to the enemy and then it's just dropped, never brought up again, WTF?, the trip to the petrol station - totally confusing, etc, etc, etc) I didn't hate the book until the end with the miraculous recovery though.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda

    I love how easily Mr. Henry has slid into the Scottish clan. Leith has replaced his dad as Clan leader but he still seems unsure as to how to handle things at times. When Cairstina is caught after witnessing something she shouldn't have, Leith decides to keep her for himself to keep her quiet and to perhaps claim her as his until he tires of her. Of course, we KNOW that isn't going to happen. As for Cairstina, she is happy to be away from her abusive homelife, especially her brother, but can Lei I love how easily Mr. Henry has slid into the Scottish clan. Leith has replaced his dad as Clan leader but he still seems unsure as to how to handle things at times. When Cairstina is caught after witnessing something she shouldn't have, Leith decides to keep her for himself to keep her quiet and to perhaps claim her as his until he tires of her. Of course, we KNOW that isn't going to happen. As for Cairstina, she is happy to be away from her abusive homelife, especially her brother, but can Leith and his family really trust her? I love how sassy and feisty she is and it doesn't bother her to stand up to the whole Clan. And seeing quite a few of the McCarthy's show up to help when danger comes calling was awesome. I'm still kind of in a book hangover with them so I loved seeing them. There were lots of special moments in this story but I'll let y'all discover them for yourselves. LOL All in all, I loved this first book in this new series. I can't wait for the others to get their stories told.

  6. 4 out of 5

    JD

    Sunshine On... Leith is another in Ms. Henry's world-tour mafia books; this series is a spin-off of her Irish "Dangerous Doms" and set in Scotland. The character dynamics and several plot points mirror those in Keenan: a newly-appointed clan head; an MFC with a disability who the MMC kidnaps; problematic fathers; an otherwise close-knit family; several brothers who will get their own books; etc. One distinction is that Leith is the second son and, thus, never meant to inherit the leadership role: Sunshine On... Leith is another in Ms. Henry's world-tour mafia books; this series is a spin-off of her Irish "Dangerous Doms" and set in Scotland. The character dynamics and several plot points mirror those in Keenan: a newly-appointed clan head; an MFC with a disability who the MMC kidnaps; problematic fathers; an otherwise close-knit family; several brothers who will get their own books; etc. One distinction is that Leith is the second son and, thus, never meant to inherit the leadership role: this caused interesting and organic conflict with his family. The second -- and much-welcome distinction -- is that Leith isn't the bully that Keenan was. This is one of Ms. Henry's stronger books for four reasons. First, her usual lengthy inner monologues make sense here since Cairstina is mute and the repetition is minimized by the character's rich inner fantasy life. Second, the characters are likable (including the secondary ones, such as Nan and Islan); I found the MFC particularly sympathetic and wanted her to have her HEA. Third, I'm a fan of self-reflexivity and so loved the "romance book mystery" sub-plot. Finally, in terms of prose, the dialogue flowed and I caught few editing errors. That said, the author's weakness is plot and this contains many plot holes/inconsistencies (it's never clear to me what Cairstina's family's endgame concerning her is), moments of suspension of disbelief (given their wealth and the size of their estate, there's no way this clan could be "anonymous), and underdeveloped storylines (the family's long-standing rivalry with another is never explained; the explanation for Cairstina's disability is medically impossible; and I can't tell you what her dog looks like or how the oldest brother died). 4 stars. I did enjoy it, but (view spoiler)[cure-based narratives are abelist and it would have been a far more interesting stylistic choice to keep her mute; in addition, Leith's "blackmailing" her into talking was offensive (hide spoiler)] . There are two subsequent books which never fully address the questions raised here; I liked Mac and was so-so on Tate (I read them out of order; Leith is the first).

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)

    DNF At 26% The hero just rubbed me the wrong way. He was a crappy brother to his sisters and treated his mother with indifference. (view spoiler)[It was also pretty dumb how long it took for him to figure out that his captive was mute. That only happened after his sister, who had spent maybe one minute in her presence, pointed it out. (hide spoiler)] For someone with so much "power" and "knowledge" he sure missed something big. DNF At 26% The hero just rubbed me the wrong way. He was a crappy brother to his sisters and treated his mother with indifference. (view spoiler)[It was also pretty dumb how long it took for him to figure out that his captive was mute. That only happened after his sister, who had spent maybe one minute in her presence, pointed it out. (hide spoiler)] For someone with so much "power" and "knowledge" he sure missed something big.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rose Howse

    Cairstina is a mute that witnesses something she shouldn't have. Leith is the Captain of Clan Cowan that takes Cairstina captive to keep her quite, he doesn't realize she's mute. She is taken to Leith's mountain lodge in the highlands where The Cowan clan lives to be questioned and to protect the clan. Leith's family is a nice group of many personalities where most are welcoming to Cairstina and warm to her as her muteness is revealed. The rival clan, the Aitkens cause a lot of trouble and Leith Cairstina is a mute that witnesses something she shouldn't have. Leith is the Captain of Clan Cowan that takes Cairstina captive to keep her quite, he doesn't realize she's mute. She is taken to Leith's mountain lodge in the highlands where The Cowan clan lives to be questioned and to protect the clan. Leith's family is a nice group of many personalities where most are welcoming to Cairstina and warm to her as her muteness is revealed. The rival clan, the Aitkens cause a lot of trouble and Leith is new to being the Captain to his family, but tries so hard to be everything for everyone. The warmth and caring of the family is a sweet thing for Cairstina, she's had nothing but abuse from her mother and brother, her only family. I loved Leith's mother and gram. His sisters are nice for Cairstina too, she's never had friends before. The relationship between Cairstina and Leith is sweet aside from the discipline Leith must apply to her bottom, but even that, Cairstina bears with no problems and kinda likes! I loved the family, the sexy times between Leith and Cairstina, even the care given to Cairstina's dog. I can see the possible future Mountail Men books to come. 🤗

  9. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    3.5 stars I have to admit that I do enjoy a good damsel in distress and strong male lead book. Some of Jane Henry’s books have the hero ridiculously heavy handed but I found this was a nice balance for my guilty pleasures. After escaping from her abusive brother, the h witnesses the H doing something that he takes her prisoner for. The H is clan leader after his older brother dies and his dad has to step down due to health issues. It is clear that his dad would have preferred the older brother to 3.5 stars I have to admit that I do enjoy a good damsel in distress and strong male lead book. Some of Jane Henry’s books have the hero ridiculously heavy handed but I found this was a nice balance for my guilty pleasures. After escaping from her abusive brother, the h witnesses the H doing something that he takes her prisoner for. The H is clan leader after his older brother dies and his dad has to step down due to health issues. It is clear that his dad would have preferred the older brother to take the reins. The H is working his head around his leadership role and responsibilities. The H needs it pointed out that the h is mute. They have an immediate spark and it grows. I’m looking forward to the rest of this spin off series.

  10. 4 out of 5

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    The Dreamer and the Head of the Clan I received an ARC from the author and am leaving my review voluntarily. This is book one in a series. It is not a "dark mafia". Triggers: violence, murder, kidnapping, spanking Spoilers: Leith, head of the clan (after his brother passes and his father steps down because of health.) Stubborn, has alot responsibilities. Cairstina, mute since childhood, abused and ridiculed by her mom and brother. She is a dreamer. After a beating from her brother, Cairstina escapes h The Dreamer and the Head of the Clan I received an ARC from the author and am leaving my review voluntarily. This is book one in a series. It is not a "dark mafia". Triggers: violence, murder, kidnapping, spanking Spoilers: Leith, head of the clan (after his brother passes and his father steps down because of health.) Stubborn, has alot responsibilities. Cairstina, mute since childhood, abused and ridiculed by her mom and brother. She is a dreamer. After a beating from her brother, Cairstina escapes her home and seeks help at the church. When she hears men coming, she hides. Leith and his brothers meet at the church to protect the Father from the clans enemies. A fight breaks out and Cairstina is witness to it. She is grabbed by Leith and taken to the mountains. Misunderstandings, drama, lust and a HEA.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Janice Somers

    Silence an be deafing. This story is so... I loved the silent banter, that impact of emotion. It follows each character until the very end. Now I go to the next book in the series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anya

    Rating : 3.5 stars

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jane Henry

    A brand new dark, erotic romance series! There is no need to have read any other books before this one. Cairstina and Leith's story is fully stand-alone! McCarthy Clan readers, come join us as we travel to the snowy mountain escape, to the Cowen Clan family home in the Scottish Highlands, with all of the swoon-worthy alpha dominance you've come to expect and a brand-new family you'll fall in love with. Deeply erotic and on the lighter side of dark, I hope you LOVE Leith and Cairstina's story, fea A brand new dark, erotic romance series! There is no need to have read any other books before this one. Cairstina and Leith's story is fully stand-alone! McCarthy Clan readers, come join us as we travel to the snowy mountain escape, to the Cowen Clan family home in the Scottish Highlands, with all of the swoon-worthy alpha dominance you've come to expect and a brand-new family you'll fall in love with. Deeply erotic and on the lighter side of dark, I hope you LOVE Leith and Cairstina's story, featuring cameos from the McCarthy family Clan as well.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda Hicks

    'Leith' is book one of Jane Henry's "Mountain Men" series. If you've read "Dangerous Doms" then you'll recognize some of the names from having brief introductions to these Mountain Men. Truly, what's not sexy about a dominant Scottish Highlander? Leith wasn't originally supposed to be Clan Captain/ leader but the death of their older brother put him in line when Bram, his father, stepped down and passed the mantle to him. Leith wasn't really sure he wanted the position but there isn't anything 'Leith' is book one of Jane Henry's "Mountain Men" series. If you've read "Dangerous Doms" then you'll recognize some of the names from having brief introductions to these Mountain Men. Truly, what's not sexy about a dominant Scottish Highlander? Leith wasn't originally supposed to be Clan Captain/ leader but the death of their older brother put him in line when Bram, his father, stepped down and passed the mantle to him. Leith wasn't really sure he wanted the position but there isn't anything he wouldn't do for family and clan, including sacrificing himself. Cairstina has been mute for years. As a matter of fact, she's learned to become invisible in order to not draw attention to herself. It's just as well because living with her alcoholic, abusive brother and her apathetic mother, she's learned to take refuge at the Cathedral with her only friend, the priest. When Cairstina witnesses something she shouldn't and Leith can't get any information from her, he decides to take her to his house for interrogation. This was such a great emotional story. Both our hero and heroine have been emotionally damaged and yet we watch both of them grow into themselves with the chemistry they share. I can tell already I'm going to be anticipating the rest of the books as soon as I finish one.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Leith: A Dark Scottish Mafia Romance (Mountain Men) by Jane Henry had a unique and intriguing plot: Leith, head of the Cowen Clan, is forced to take a young, silent woman prisoner because she was an unfortunate witness “his” crime. Leith is prepared to interrogate the prisoner for information, but his hurried and forceful attempts with her are futile. It was not until breakfast one morning when one of Leith’s sisters had the wherewithal to realize that the young woman was NOT able to speak; she Leith: A Dark Scottish Mafia Romance (Mountain Men) by Jane Henry had a unique and intriguing plot: Leith, head of the Cowen Clan, is forced to take a young, silent woman prisoner because she was an unfortunate witness “his” crime. Leith is prepared to interrogate the prisoner for information, but his hurried and forceful attempts with her are futile. It was not until breakfast one morning when one of Leith’s sisters had the wherewithal to realize that the young woman was NOT able to speak; she was mute. Paper and writing then opened the door of communication for Cairstina Reilly. An unusual bond begins to develop between Leith and Cairstina since their first meeting. Cairstina requests a cell phone so she can text her thoughts to Leith much quicker than she can manually write them. Even with this communication aid, both Leith and Cairstina are forced to learn patience, understanding, and loyalty between each other and within his family. Leith struggles with his inner demons: death of his older brother, his own inferiority as head of Cowen Clan, and his own inadequacies of not being man enough to offer the kind of life to Cairstina that she needs. On the other hand, Cairstina lived with fear and both physical and emotional abuse from her family. This made her feel small, alone, and frightened as she often disassociated from her physical self into a fantasy world within as a coping mechanism. The loss of her voice manifested after an injury she received at the hands of her dad and has remained since then. Both Leith and Cairstina are tested on every level through numerous plot twists: Mafia clan missions gone awry; Cowen Clan family pressures; Reilly family involvement with Clan; morality issues; as well as the slow communication, growing attraction, and personality differences of Leith and Cairstina which can attract and repel. Does their growing relationship even have a chance at something long term? Or will Cowen Clan’s dangerous operations cause them physical risk? Will Leith’s father Bram forgive Cairstina or should she run?

  17. 4 out of 5

    Shafeequah

    The Scottish Clan WOW!!Jane Henry, is the absolute best when its comes to writing about Men of the Clan. I love how all of her characters are protective men with strong family values. Leith and Cairstina's story is so beautifully written. Loved it. The beginning if another great series and looking forward to the next book The Scottish Clan WOW!!Jane Henry, is the absolute best when its comes to writing about Men of the Clan. I love how all of her characters are protective men with strong family values. Leith and Cairstina's story is so beautifully written. Loved it. The beginning if another great series and looking forward to the next book

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mikki D

    I'm 3mins into this one. I got the audio because I have some audio credits. I am crying with laughter because of the 'Scottish' accent. It's truly hilarious, I don't know if I can get through this. May have to switch to the book.. so funny, poor guy. Ok, I switched to reading the ebook. The characters didn't capture me, I wasn't invested in the plot. A bit annoyed I bought all three books tbh.. sigh. Win some lose some, this wasn't for me. I'll still read the others since I've got them already. I'm 3mins into this one. I got the audio because I have some audio credits. I am crying with laughter because of the 'Scottish' accent. It's truly hilarious, I don't know if I can get through this. May have to switch to the book.. so funny, poor guy. Ok, I switched to reading the ebook. The characters didn't capture me, I wasn't invested in the plot. A bit annoyed I bought all three books tbh.. sigh. Win some lose some, this wasn't for me. I'll still read the others since I've got them already.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Heare Watts

    I’M WILD AND MISUNDERSTOOD—LIKE HIM Once again, Ms. Jane Henry takes this reader on an emotional and sometimes edge-of-your-seat journey. While this is another mafia romance series, it is fresh and has heart and soul to the characters. The story takes place in Scotland, in the highlands near Inverness. Like their Irish friends, the Cowan Clan has both allies, the McCarthy Clan, and then their enemies, the Aitken Clan. The story is a roller-coaster ride of mystery, suspense, danger, threats, life I’M WILD AND MISUNDERSTOOD—LIKE HIM Once again, Ms. Jane Henry takes this reader on an emotional and sometimes edge-of-your-seat journey. While this is another mafia romance series, it is fresh and has heart and soul to the characters. The story takes place in Scotland, in the highlands near Inverness. Like their Irish friends, the Cowan Clan has both allies, the McCarthy Clan, and then their enemies, the Aitken Clan. The story is a roller-coaster ride of mystery, suspense, danger, threats, life and death, and even romance. It will have the Cowan’s coming into Inverness to pay retribution to the Aitkens for the terror they brought upon the Clan’s priest, Father Gowen. But on this night, Cairstina has escaped her brother’s wrath and will be at the church and witness the scene, placing her very life in danger. The plot will have Leith protecting Cairstina and taking the life of one of the Aitken men, but now she is a witness, and he can’t allow that. He will take her back to their compound in the Highlands. Thinking she is stubborn and refusing to talk makes him angry. He believes if he punishes her, she will talk—but that is impossible when you are mute. “You seem very angry and stern, but beneath that rough exterior, there’s a gentler heart.” “The truth is, even though he scares me, even though I’m afraid of him, I’ve never wanted something so much in my life.” The story has the good, the bad, and the evil of people. Cairstina is a victim of abuse, injured and no longer able to speak, and suffering the abuse of her brother and mother. Her only friend is Father McGowen. The Cowan Clan is not one to stir up trouble, but they don’t back down from it either. The Aitkens are just evil troublemakers and deserve whatever comes their way. “Sometimes, we don’t do what’s right. And maybe sometimes, certain principles outweigh others.” I love the chemistry between Leith and Cairstina and how he stands up to his men and his father and lets them know that she is his and that no one had better touch her. It is as if he can see beyond her silence, and together, they connect. She thrives on his control and dominance, and even when he punishes her, she seems to crave it. “I don’t know if you’ll be the death of me or if you’ll teach me how to truly live. But I’m willing to find out.” “Sometimes we wish for a different life. Sometimes we wish for a second chance. And sometimes, we realize, reflected in the love of another, that we already have everything we need, within us.” While this story does not end on a cliffhanger, there are enough unanswered questions that I am sure will be addressed in the next book. I like how the McCarthy and the Cowen Clans are friends and look forward to seeing more from both.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Heare Watts

    I’M WILD AND MISUNDERSTOOD—LIKE HIM Once again, Ms. Jane Henry takes this reader on an emotional and sometimes edge-of-your-seat journey. While this is another mafia romance series, it is fresh and has heart and soul to the characters. The story takes place in Scotland, in the highlands near Inverness. Like their Irish friends, the Cowan Clan has both allies, the McCarthy Clan, and then their enemies, the Aitken Clan. The story is a roller-coaster ride of mystery, suspense, danger, threats, life a I’M WILD AND MISUNDERSTOOD—LIKE HIM Once again, Ms. Jane Henry takes this reader on an emotional and sometimes edge-of-your-seat journey. While this is another mafia romance series, it is fresh and has heart and soul to the characters. The story takes place in Scotland, in the highlands near Inverness. Like their Irish friends, the Cowan Clan has both allies, the McCarthy Clan, and then their enemies, the Aitken Clan. The story is a roller-coaster ride of mystery, suspense, danger, threats, life and death, and even romance. It will have the Cowan’s coming into Inverness to pay retribution to the Aitkens for the terror they brought upon the Clan’s priest, Father Gowen. But on this night, Cairstina has escaped her brother’s wrath and will be at the church and witness the scene, placing her very life in danger. The plot will have Leith protecting Cairstina and taking the life of one of the Aitken men, but now she is a witness, and he can’t allow that. He will take her back to their compound in the Highlands. Thinking she is stubborn and refusing to talk makes him angry. He believes if he punishes her, she will talk—but that is impossible when you are mute. “You seem very angry and stern, but beneath that rough exterior, there’s a gentler heart.” “The truth is, even though he scares me, even though I’m afraid of him, I’ve never wanted something so much in my life.” The story has the good, the bad, and the evil of people. Cairstina is a victim of abuse, injured and no longer able to speak, and suffering the abuse of her brother and mother. Her only friend is Father McGowen. The Cowan Clan is not one to stir up trouble, but they don’t back down from it either. The Aitkens are just evil troublemakers and deserve whatever comes their way. “Sometimes, we don’t do what’s right. And maybe sometimes, certain principles outweigh others.” I love the chemistry between Leith and Cairstina and how he stands up to his men and his father and lets them know that she is his and that no one had better touch her. It is as if he can see beyond her silence, and together, they connect. She thrives on his control and dominance, and even when he punishes her, she seems to crave it. “I don’t know if you’ll be the death of me or if you’ll teach me how to truly live. But I’m willing to find out.” “Sometimes we wish for a different life. Sometimes we wish for a second chance. And sometimes, we realize, reflected in the love of another, that we already have everything we need, within us.” While this story does not end on a cliffhanger, there are enough unanswered questions that I am sure will be addressed in the next book. I like how the McCarthy and the Cowen Clans are friends and look forward to seeing more from both.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    I have read and enjoyed this author's series about the Irish McCarthy Clan, but this book about the Scottish Cowan Clan of the North is even better! I was so pulled into the story that I couldn’t put it down until I finished, which was at nearly 3 o’clock in the morning. The heroine, Cairstine, has been unable to speak since a violent incident that happened to her years ago, and she lives a very lonely life full of daydreams and thoughts that give her refuge. The 2 family members she has treat h I have read and enjoyed this author's series about the Irish McCarthy Clan, but this book about the Scottish Cowan Clan of the North is even better! I was so pulled into the story that I couldn’t put it down until I finished, which was at nearly 3 o’clock in the morning. The heroine, Cairstine, has been unable to speak since a violent incident that happened to her years ago, and she lives a very lonely life full of daydreams and thoughts that give her refuge. The 2 family members she has treat her despicably, especially her vicious, abusive brother. While fleeing one of his alcoholic rages, she ends up seeing a fight between groups of men at the local churchyard. She becomes a witness to murder and is summarily abducted by the killer … who had actually saved her life. Leith, her rescuing hero, has recently taken over leadership of the Clan when his father steps down from the position. He is coping with a family tragedy, adjusting to the leadership role that was recently thrust upon him, trying to protect his family and Clan, and trying to understand the intense feelings that his beautiful, mute prisoner brings out in him. Leith is a complicated man, constantly balancing the world he lives in, where things are not conventionally right and wrong but are governed by a complex code of responsibility. Cairstine and Leith are each trying to find their own way and almost miraculously end up finding one another. As he thinks when he first grabs her hand, “Sudden warmth sends a tingle through me, and for one wild second I wonder if she’s heaven-sent.” The connection that quickly develops between the 2 main characters is fascinating and so very compelling. The chemistry between them is electrifying. The action and character development in this story moves nonstop, pulling you in and increasing the level of excitement as it goes along. The characters in the story are well-established, and the author does a great job vividly depicting the world of the Cowan Clan. There are some questions left open that will clearly be explored in future books, as part of the stories of the rest of the family. I was really entertained by this story and I already ordered the next in the series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Leith is the first book in the Mountain Men series, with connections to Ms. Henry’s Dangerous Doms series. Cairstina lives a painful life, so when she sees her only friend hurt, she does the only thing she thinks of to help. Leith, Captain of his family’s clan, takes Cairstina to make sure she won’t share secrets later. Unable to resist the craving for the other, could this relationship last beyond just the right now? And when danger comes knocking for both Leith and Cairstina, will they step up Leith is the first book in the Mountain Men series, with connections to Ms. Henry’s Dangerous Doms series. Cairstina lives a painful life, so when she sees her only friend hurt, she does the only thing she thinks of to help. Leith, Captain of his family’s clan, takes Cairstina to make sure she won’t share secrets later. Unable to resist the craving for the other, could this relationship last beyond just the right now? And when danger comes knocking for both Leith and Cairstina, will they step up to the roles they were destined for? Wow. Just simply, wow! This book had me captivated right from the very beginning and I really didn’t want to put this book down! Between the romance, intrigue, passion, danger... I could barely catch my breath and I felt like I was on the edge of my seat, flipping pages as fast as I could, yet not wanting to read too fast to make the book end faster, haha! I adored Leith and Cairstina. I loved their connection, their individual characters, and I loved how fierce they became when they fought for those they loved. Cairstina is sweet and innocent in ways of decadence and making sure to never take something good for granted, but she knew pain and betrayal and fear. I loved that she became the light for Leith while he protected and loved her with his words and actions. Leith is a reluctant leader, one who feels the pressure of the world on his shoulders, yet does what he must. He’s brave and bold and tries to stay within his own lines of morality, and will defend those he loves with his own life. They were absolutely perfect for each other!! I loved them so much! I loved this book so much! I have to admit, it wasn’t as dark as I thought it would be. Yes, there’s darkness when it related to the mafia ongoings, but the relationship between Leith and Cairstina was pure and goodness with a hint of naughty. I am already so excited to see what might happen next in this new series of these Scottish mountain mafia men!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    In the Beginning I didnt like it, but found myself Enjoying the book❤ I enjoy reading this book, but it wasn't until later on in the book that I started to enjoy it. In the beginning I really didn't care for Leith. Actually I down right didn't like him. He wasn't showing an alpha male Dom. That I like. But instead he came off extremely controlling and an A-hole, which I found disgusting. I actually wanted to stop reading the book all together because I really didn't like this male lead. But inste In the Beginning I didnt like it, but found myself Enjoying the book❤ I enjoy reading this book, but it wasn't until later on in the book that I started to enjoy it. In the beginning I really didn't care for Leith. Actually I down right didn't like him. He wasn't showing an alpha male Dom. That I like. But instead he came off extremely controlling and an A-hole, which I found disgusting. I actually wanted to stop reading the book all together because I really didn't like this male lead. But instead I took a lot longer to read this book, and ended up reading a different one, before picking this one back up. Once I was able to get past the first beginning chapters of this book, is when I found myself liking Leith. Don't get me wrong the beginning of the book when he's a controlling a-hole I didn't like him. But as the book progress he see his wrong, and you get a better glimpse as to why he is that way in the beginning. He really does have a big heart and cares deeply for those he's loyal too. I love the fact that not only does he ease up on his controlling ways. But he actually seems where he went wrong. And our main female lead, Cairstina is one that will not allow her being mute stop her from speaking her mind. Cairstina is really a strong and brave character. She's been through so much and really wish the Jane Henry spoke more on what happen to her mother. ( Hopefully she's dead! ) I truly enjoy Cairstina spunk and I love that she's Stubborn enough to stand her ground when it comes to Leith and a couple other people. Though she's be Mute she will not remain silent. To all that is thinking about reading this book, understand you might not like the beginning. BUT please stick with it, because it turn out to be really enjoyable in my opinion. And you might find yourself enjoying it as well.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hanan

    **4.5 stars** What a great start to Ms. Henry’s new series! The author takes us to Scotland and introduces us to the Cowan Clan. Leith Cowan is the newly in charge clan leader. He hasn’t yet found his footing in this role. And the rest of the clan isn’t giving him their full cooperation. He’s drowning in responsibilities and in sorrow. The family has suffered an unexpected loss,Tavish who was supposed to be the clan leader. The sadness they feel manifests in the form of defying and/or not keeping Leith **4.5 stars** What a great start to Ms. Henry’s new series! The author takes us to Scotland and introduces us to the Cowan Clan. Leith Cowan is the newly in charge clan leader. He hasn’t yet found his footing in this role. And the rest of the clan isn’t giving him their full cooperation. He’s drowning in responsibilities and in sorrow. The family has suffered an unexpected loss,Tavish who was supposed to be the clan leader. The sadness they feel manifests in the form of defying and/or not keeping Leith in the loop of what’s happening. Cairistina is a beautiful young lady who’s lived a hard painful life. She’s not loved by her family,she’s abused and alone. One of the abuses she suffered was a strong blow to the head that has left her incapable of speech. Her one and only friend is Father MacGowen and her beloved dog Bailey. Her solace is the Cathedral in her town. One night while seeking refuge in the church she witnesses something she shouldn’t have. I loved both Leith and Caristina. They both are broken and sadness fills their hearts. “There’s a deep well of hurt in those eyes only someone who’s been wounded by the same blade can recognize.” Yet remain strong and determined and always put the well being of others ahead of themselves. The qualities they share I believe is what draws them together. Caristina and Leith are physically attracted to one another. But their draw and connection is so much deeper than that. They see the deeper inner part of each other. I loved their deep connection. They are so in tune with one another sometimes words aren’t needed. Their story is sexy and beautiful and so heartwarming. Mixed in with clan drama and outside forces trying to cause chaos and it’s a perfect blend of romance and suspense.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Private, broody, protective and very sexy, Leith Cowen, is the Captain of the Cowen Clan now, but his father still tries to run the Clan from the shadows. Leith always feels that he has to prove himself to his father as well as the Clan. He does things differently than his father, but he still expects the respect from his family and his men. Cairstina lives in fear most of the time from her own family. She wants to get away and find a life of peace and happiness, but her handicap puts her at a di Private, broody, protective and very sexy, Leith Cowen, is the Captain of the Cowen Clan now, but his father still tries to run the Clan from the shadows. Leith always feels that he has to prove himself to his father as well as the Clan. He does things differently than his father, but he still expects the respect from his family and his men. Cairstina lives in fear most of the time from her own family. She wants to get away and find a life of peace and happiness, but her handicap puts her at a disadvantage. When she finds herself in a dangerous position, she’s sure that she won’t have to worry about the danger at home any longer because she may not make it to see the next day. I love Jane Henry’s Mafia Romance books. Her Irish Mafia Romance stories were some of my favorites, but the Scottish Clan is right up there, and I’ve only read one book so far. The Cowen Clan is a private family that likes to keep their whereabouts and their family name and business quiet. They have their connections that know who and what they are, and they are a dangerous clan to cross. I love the family, characters, story and I am looking forward to so many more of this family. The story has a darkness, but there is a lightness as well. I love the interaction between the women in this story and how they are strong and independent, but that the men of the family will do everything in their power to protect and keep the women safe. Leith takes his role as Clan Captain very seriously and Cairstina brings out such a different side of him. I give this story a 5-star review and cannot wait for more of the Mountain Men.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "LEITH" - SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN MEN MAFIA) This is a spinoff of the "Dangerous Dom Series McCarthy Clan" Jane Henry did a great job writing this book slightly slow at the beginning but that's to be expected learning about this new "Cowen Clan". Leith has taken over as Clan Captain his father Bram stepped down due to health problems but its been a difficult transition for Leith his brothers Tate & Mac following his orders & his sisters Paisley & Islan being stifled bec I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "LEITH" - SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN MEN MAFIA) This is a spinoff of the "Dangerous Dom Series McCarthy Clan" Jane Henry did a great job writing this book slightly slow at the beginning but that's to be expected learning about this new "Cowen Clan". Leith has taken over as Clan Captain his father Bram stepped down due to health problems but its been a difficult transition for Leith his brothers Tate & Mac following his orders & his sisters Paisley & Islan being stifled because of a death in the family. Leith, Tate & Mac go into Inverness to protect Father MacGowen from their Rival the Aitken's who beat him up there plan was to go make sure they didn't bother him again they would'nt know it was the Cowen Clan but would be looking over their shoulder. Things at the Cathedral didn't go as planned one of the Aitken's men were killed because they were going to kill a girl who witnessed everything in the cemetary so Leith took Caristina Reilly captive. Leith was angry at her because she wouldn't speak to him it took his sister Islan who I really liked to explain she was mute so now he had to protect her she came from an abusive home Father MacGowen was her only friend he could trust. I definitely recommend to get this book it is going to be an amazing series to follow with awesome likeable funny interesting entertain characters you'll fill in love with most of Cowen Family I can't wait for the next book in this series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lori Ritondale

    Sweet story This story was definitely different after reading the Irish mafia stories, but I’m not saying that in a derogatory way. The mountain clan although fierce had less “I am a big bad man” and had a lot of tender vibes going on. Now the men of the Scottish clan aren’t sitting around knitting... they’re definitely scary at times. I just got a different vibe from this story. Time will tell if I dig this more than the dominant traits of the Irish clan. This story is about Leith the newly cla Sweet story This story was definitely different after reading the Irish mafia stories, but I’m not saying that in a derogatory way. The mountain clan although fierce had less “I am a big bad man” and had a lot of tender vibes going on. Now the men of the Scottish clan aren’t sitting around knitting... they’re definitely scary at times. I just got a different vibe from this story. Time will tell if I dig this more than the dominant traits of the Irish clan. This story is about Leith the newly clan Cap and Cairstina. She witnesses something she wasn’t supposed to see so Leith takes her home. She was hurt several years ago which had render her mute so their meet and greet doesn’t go as planned . Leith finally realizes she isn’t being a stubborn lass and then the romance begins. There is a rival family of course, two handsome brothers and two feisty sisters. The setting is set in the Highlands,and I enjoyed the description of the land. There is even a mystery involving romance novels from the bookstore that seems to mirror the clan life. The romance between the two was sweet, but this time less dominant than the previous books. It suited the two characters though. The ending was very touching and I’m invested in the side characters so I can’t wait for Mac’s book. Oh and if you loved the characters from the Irish mafia you might get to find out what they’re up too... they are allies.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I LOVED reading this story, Leith and Cairstina were so perfect for each other. Both so broken in their own ways but then helped each other more than they realized. I had such a book hangover and cannot wait to read the next one, I still have questions that were not answered yet. My heart broke for Cairstina, I could not imagine being raised in a family such as hers. She overcame so much; she was so strong even when it was hard. The way she so easily trusted Leith, having come from the home she d I LOVED reading this story, Leith and Cairstina were so perfect for each other. Both so broken in their own ways but then helped each other more than they realized. I had such a book hangover and cannot wait to read the next one, I still have questions that were not answered yet. My heart broke for Cairstina, I could not imagine being raised in a family such as hers. She overcame so much; she was so strong even when it was hard. The way she so easily trusted Leith, having come from the home she did. It made their relationship so much more captivating. I knew she was the right one for him when she did not hesitate to give him sass before he even had a way to communicate with her. Leith, oh my. He was so brooding and hurt. Oh, did my heart hurt for him. Such a loss and then to have such big shoes to fill, the responsibility that was put upon him was so rough to read. When Cairstina came into his life it was nice to see him change, I really enjoyed that he started smiling more and laughing. The whole time he was worried that he was going soft by not really treating her as a prisoner, in reality though he wasn’t growing soft, he was growing into who he needed to become, and I loved reading it. I was sad to finish the book, I really wanted to keep reading. I cannot wait to keep reading and find out what happens to who next. I have my suspicions and I have some theories about my questions, but I will wait to see what comes next.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Donna Louise

    Donna L 5.0 out of 5 stars JUST LOVED IT Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021 Verified Purchase I was mesmerized and completely sucked into this book by Jane Henry. Her ability to draw you in from the beginning is compelling .The world and characters she creates are so realistic and emotionally complex.I was hooked by the dangerous storyline ,and a world that was bursting at the seams with danger,chaos,conflict and raw emotions. This story is set high in the Scottish mountains.Here we meet Donna L 5.0 out of 5 stars JUST LOVED IT Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021 Verified Purchase I was mesmerized and completely sucked into this book by Jane Henry. Her ability to draw you in from the beginning is compelling .The world and characters she creates are so realistic and emotionally complex.I was hooked by the dangerous storyline ,and a world that was bursting at the seams with danger,chaos,conflict and raw emotions. This story is set high in the Scottish mountains.Here we meet Leith Cowan. Captain of the clan.Enforcer of the laws.A man full of emotion, a cauldron of anger just waiting to boil over. A man with allies.A man with enemies.It certainly did not take me long to fall in lust with Leith, although I felt like hitting him over the head at times. What a sweetheart Cairstina was, a precious gift. She deserved happiness after the cruelty that she had suffered at the hands of her family. She was resilient. She was intuitive. She soaked up and found joy in every new gift that she was given, like a child on Christmas morning. Their connection was instant and powerful. She would be his to protect.His to love.His to punish. I loved how Leith was able to peel back the many layers that Cairstina had built to protect herself after the years of abuse that she had suffered. I just loved this book. A seductive read that was masterfully created with scintillating scenes and great characters.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    Vulnerable and Gentle Hearts Jane Henry has done it again. Leith is an irresistible story that will keep you captivated until the last page. Jane Henry takes readers to the Scottish mountains / Highlands. We meet the Cowan Clan. They are allies with the McCarthy Clan. The Cowan Clan has enemies of their own as well. Leith and his clan try to help those in need. Leith is the new Clan Captain. He is still getting used to the position as well as getting the members to take him seriously. Leith is try Vulnerable and Gentle Hearts Jane Henry has done it again. Leith is an irresistible story that will keep you captivated until the last page. Jane Henry takes readers to the Scottish mountains / Highlands. We meet the Cowan Clan. They are allies with the McCarthy Clan. The Cowan Clan has enemies of their own as well. Leith and his clan try to help those in need. Leith is the new Clan Captain. He is still getting used to the position as well as getting the members to take him seriously. Leith is trying to make his dad proud. He is a strong, handsome, protective, alpha male with a gentle heart. Cairistina is a woman who has been abused by her family. She lives her life in fear. Cairistina only finds a safe place at the Cathedral. Her only friend is her dog, Bailey. After some trauma, Cairistina is unable to speak. She is a fighter and is a strong, independent woman. Leith and Cairistina have incredible chemistry. They are able to show each other their vulnerability, and that they are broken. I love their banter and humor. This story has complex & believable characters, a unique storyline and it is well written. Leith: A Dark Scottish Mafia Romance has romance, drama, suspense, action, humor, lots of emotion, and love. I absolutely love this story. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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