My Notorious Highlander

CRW Award of Excellence Winner | Winter Rose Award of Excellence in Published Romantic Fiction, 1st Place Historical

Book 5 of the Highland Adventure Series -  Jessie and Torrin's story

Released October 30, 2013

Note: Each book of the series is a stand-alone romance.

Chief Torrin MacLeod vows to possess and wed the spirited lady who stole his heart the previous winter. But Lady Jessie MacKay wants naught to do with the dangerous warrior, no matter how devilishly handsome and charming he is. When Torrin arrives unexpectedly at Jessie's home, along with Gregor MacBain, a man Jessie was formerly handfasted to, she is thrown off-kilter. She never wanted to see either man again, but now they are vying for her hand. Torrin promises to protect her from the devious MacBain, but how can she trust Torrin when she has witnessed how lethal he is?


The more time Torrin spends with the strong and independent Jessie, the more determined he is to win her heart. Once she allows him a kiss, he feels her passion flame as hot as his own. After she knows Torrin better, Jessie finds herself falling for the fearsome Highlander. But the odds are stacked against them. The sinister MacBain is bent on kidnapping Jessie, making her his bride and killing Torrin, while Jessie's conniving younger brother, Haldane, is determined to use Jessie to take over the castle in his older brother's absence. Jessie fears she can never be with the man she loves, while Torrin will do everything in his power to ensure they are together forever. In his heart, she is the only lady for him.


Available in Audio
Click cover to listen to a sample

The audio book of My Notorious Highlander is available at Audible, Amazon and iTunes. It is narrated by the talented Scotsman Dave Gillies. 

Reader Reviews
  • 5 out of 5 stars, Top Pick: "It is sweeping story of survival, love and betrayal. Ms. Sinclair pens fantastic historical romance. Stunning settings are richly described and her characters are real and believable....The plot is filled with suspense, romance and passion. My favorite parts of this story are simply when Torrin and Jessie are talking. The dialogue is so well written. This is where we learn just who these people are and why they are so well matched. I freely admit that I'm biased in my opinion of this series - I love it. However, that fact makes my expectations very high for each new story. Ms. Sinclair doesn't disappoint. Her Highlander books are consistently fascinating, fast-paced and filled with passionate characters." - Emma, Night Owl Reviews

  • "My most favorite out of the series, loved this story and loved the characters! Vonda has a way of drawing the reader into her stories and making the characters come alive for us. They are believable and have their flaws as we all do and I think that endears them to me even more. I've now read the complete series several times over and found them to be enjoyable and mesmerizing all over again, can't wait for her next story or series to be published! I would recommend any of her books without hesitation, big thumbs up for Vonda Sinclair!

    -Lisa G. - reader, Amazon review

    "This one in the series is Ms Sinclair's best yet." R. Wood (Amazon)

  • "The entire series has been wonderful, but I think this latest may be my favorite. Such a strong, intelligent, and beautiful heroine, and an incredible hero. Torrin was the most romantic hero that I could imagine." -Monica, reader


    "I was so mesmerized by this Scottish romance that I finished it in one day! The author skillfully blended passion and suspense and weaved her characters into her story. It's fast-paced and highly addictive!" -Nicole Laverdure, reader


    "It was fantastic! The whole series is a must read!" - Vicki Magnuson, reader


    "This is my favorite in Sinclair's Highland Adventure Series. I enjoy the way she makes her characters seamlessly transition from one book to the other." - Gwyn Brodie, author

  • "I've been a fan of this series since the first book and this one did not disappoint! I've loved all the adventure, danger and romance of the previous books and this one has all that and more. With each book, the clan interactions become more complex and also more engaging. And with the return of some favorite characters from this series, this book has a warmth about it that made the ending that much better. As always, Ms. Sinclair does an amazing job bringing Scotland, as well as her characters, to life, and it was a real pleasure getting to spend more time with them. Torrin and Jessie are a dynamic couple, whether at odds or working together, and I really loved sharing their adventures. These books transport me into another world in a way few books ever have and it's always a wonderful and exciting getaway. I can’t wait for more in this series!" Vanessa Holland, author

  • "I absolutely loved this story! If you enjoy fast paced, action packed Highland adventure than “My Notorious Highlander” is definitely the read for you. The characters are engaging, charismatic, and fierce. The storyline is intriguing, dangerous and will have you turning pages faster than you can say Highlander. A deliciously sexy story of love, family, revenge, and forgiveness. For action, thrills, and passion pick up “My Notorious Highlander”.  I loved it! Well done, indeed!"

    RATING: 4.5


    REVIEWED BY:  April R., My Book Addiction and More

  • Out of all the books in this Highland Adventure Series, My Notorious Highlander has got to be the most captivating.  Sure they all have their heroes that get their mate but this story’s hero “Torrin” is in a league on its own.


    This story totally captivated me because the author’s visualized words transformed a friendship that blossomed between Torrin and Jessie as if they were best friends instead of lusty lovers.  Sure their chemistry sizzled and steamed up the pages but what made it so special was the fact you could feel the sincerity and emotions from the friendship built.  The trust built between them was the security blanket of safety, protectiveness, and a feeling of being cherished for a lifetime.

    The plot was filled with humorous drama when Gregor MacBain shows up and desides he wants Jessie back even though he set her aside 3 years past.  I have to say it was fun seeing Torrin besting Gregor at every turn – they were like two roosters fighting over her with their blindsided jealousy getting the best of them.  I have to high five Torrin for making Gregor look like the weasel scum he truly was.

    Overall, the story was beautiful and heartwarming.  I got teary eyed at the end with happiness in my heart as Jessie’s reality hits home and Torrin is gifted with the one wish he has been waiting for through this Highland Adventure.  This is one story I will always love and cherish. It is a true testament to never stop fighting for what you want and believe in.  

    5 Stars! Ronda, Queen Tutt's World of Escapism

  • "I love how this series has been going. This author bravely pits brother against brother, and sometimes brother against sister.Starting off with a bang, My Notorious Highlander delivers a seductive and suspenseful story packed with vivid description and likeable characters. I highly recommend this series for all Scottish Romance lovers, and all Historical Romance lovers. 4 stars"  - Highland Hussy at Got Fiction


    "Vonda Sinclair captivates your soul as she takes you back to the days when tall, muscular, honorable Highlanders roamed their nation, fighting for what was theirs, including their lovely ladies." Amazon reader

  • Audiobook Review

    "I always enjoy what Vonda Sinclair writes. Dave Gillies, with his character impersonation enhances the stories Sinclair writes. He has a great singing voice and quite flexible with women's voices. He adds that extra intensity to the listen through his perfected voices, sentence cadence and depiction of character emotion. This particular listen I did in one day. It was fast-paced, suspenseful and a total delight to listen to." Booktalk With Eileen

  • Audiobook Review

    "Vonda teamed up with Dave Gillies to bring us an amazing rendition of Book 5 in Vonda's wonderful Highlander series. I have read and adored all of the books in this series and was eagerly awaiting the audio to be released. Dave does a masterful job of breathing life into Vonda's exciting characters, I have bought all the audios in addition to purchasing the books. Torrin was one of my favorite male characters introduced in one of the earlier books. I love how Vonda carries her characters through the series and weaves the stories together. Dave Gillies just makes the characters pop out of the book and into my home with his amazing ability to breath life into such a variety of characters using his distinctly different voices and sexy brogue. If you have read the book, don't think you don't need the audio version. They are entirely different experiences." KE Green (Amazon)


"Ms. Sinclair pens fantastic historical romance. Her Highlander books are consistently fascinating, fast-paced and filled with passionate characters."

—Emma, Night Owl Reviews


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