- File Size: 1140 KB
- Print Length: 260 pages
- Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (May 1, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 15, 2016
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01D85ABN4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,545 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Robert Grant was a wounded, broken twenty year old after leading his clansmen to their deaths on the plains of Culloden. With his father's assistance he leaves his beloved Highlands to rebuild his life. Ten years later he takes the chance of being arrested as a traitor to return to his family, clan, and land. In the meantime at his home, Lochrose, his stepmother and wicked half brother just want to spend the estates monies for their own pleasures. The earl (Robert's father) takes matters in hand to hire a factor to put the estate back on its feet. The factor comes with a beautiful red haired daughter,( Jessie) who attracts Simon's (the half brother) attention. Simon thinks his time has come to have at Jessie when her father lefts to collect rents. She runs away, along the way she encounters Robert. They quickly fall for each other, especially once some misunderstandings are cleared. But will they be able to have their HEA? This story has not one but two villains, one taking over when the other is unable. Does the dastardly Simon ever gets what he wants (Jessie) or will Robert be able to stop him? And what about Robert, he is considered a traitor, will it result in prison? In execution? This is a very entertaining book, hard to put down once started. Highly recommended.
There was also way too much of "telling not showing". I wanted more dialogue between the characters to reveal the story, not the author just telling us.
Also, the villiains-the stepmother and her son, seemed like caricatures because they were both so totally evil.
Lastly the words used to create sexual tension seemed out of place for the story and characters. It was jarring.
Jessie Munroe's father, the younger brother of a former Laird, has taken a job as the factor for the Earl of Strathburn's estate. She is hopeful they will be welcomed and happy there. But Robert's younger half-brother, Simon, is not a gentleman and attempts to have her at any cost.
When her father has to leave for a few days, Simon catches her outdoors and makes it clear she is to come to his room that night. She knows she must flee and plans to go to her cousin in Edinburgh. The cook, who has worked for the Grants for a long time, helps her escape to an old hunting lodge for a few days until the Edinburgh coach will be arriving in a nearby town.
She meets Robert after he accidentally wounds her while hunting deer. He has seen her with his brother and doesn't trust her, especially when she recognizes him from a portrait. He keeps her with him as he tends her wound and plans to see his father. She offers to help him get into the castle without being seen but neither expected Simon to come after her.
And for the rest of this story, read the book. I thought it was well written and a very good story, including a wicked step-mother. With a mother like her it's no wonder Simon was bad. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an ARC. I can easily recommend this, especially if you like Scottish Romance.
It tells the story of Robert Grant, returning home to Lochrose Castle in the Highlands, to ask forgiveness, to his long-estranged father, William, the Earl of Strathburn. Feeling responsible for the death of his Jacobite brothers, during the battle of Culloden, he is seeking redemption, having become a fugitive. During, his journey returning home, he meets a brave young woman, Jessie, who is fleeing his father's castle. Their attraction is mutual and a new relationship of trust and love, will developed with time. Let's not forget, Robert's half brother, Simon, who will complicate matters and make them worse. Will Robert and Jessie, finally find peace and love into each other's arms!
Truly a captivating Scottish tale to please lovers of historical romance! The characters were nicely blended into a journey filled with twists and turns. The love scenes were nicely written, the pace was perfect, this tale had everything to please me! Amy Rose Bennett never disappoint me!
*I received a copy of this book, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for my honest opinion!*
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