Grimm Roderick isn’t your average Highlander. He is a warrior of legend — a Berserker. He first called the beast within him when he was just 14 years old. He had seen his mother killed and his village raided. He embraced the Berserkergang and slaughtered the enemy. But then he ran away from home, convinced everyone saw him as a monster and that his father was responsible for his mother’s death. After wandering in the forest for two years, he was adopted by another family and quickly became enamoured of their young daughter Jillian. He believed, though, that she’d be better off without him and left when he realized they had feelings for each other.
Now, seven years later, Jillian’s dad has summoned him back to their land. Grimm and two other men will vie for Jillian’s hand in marriage. Of course, Jillian has eyes only for Grimm… as she has since she was a child. Grimm is determined to see her wed to a better man than himself, but she is determined to have him for her own.
It was a good story. Grimm is a solid tortured hero. He believes he is damaged goods and he has Jillian so high on a pedestal, he can never measure up. Jillian, meanwhile, is so true to Grimm in her heart that she refuses to even consider a life with anyone else. It takes a little while for the two of them to seal the deal, but it’s a not a boring wait. There is great angst and romance. Almost 4 stars.