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IS ALL FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR?
Scotland, 1812—Rugged Highlander Graeme’s loyalty to his clan means that their enemies are his own—even when that includes his neighbor, the Duke of Lattimer. It’s a fight he doesn’t relish, but when Graeme’s reckless younger brothers foolishly kidnap Lattimer’s younger sister, all bets are off…
Lady Marjorie Forrester may be aligned with the enemy, but capturing her puts Graeme squarely in the middle of a war. If he turns Marjorie over to his clan chief, she could be killed. If he lets her go, his brothers could face prison. In addition, the woman can’t stop trying to civilize the lot of them! What’s a Highlander to do, then, but keep the stubborn lass close…and explore the unexpected passion that develops between them? But how can Graeme protect Marjorie and his brothers when both Lattimer and his own clan are on the warpath—and will do whatever it takes to tear these two star-crossed lovers apart, in My One True Highlander, the next No Ordinary Hero Scottish romance from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch.
Wonderfully romantic....Joy and passion, a captive/captor plot twist, and scandal tangled together into one marvelous read.-- "RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars, Top Pick!)" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Suzanne Enoch has written more than forty Regency romances, including the New York Times bestseller After the Kiss. The author of nine series of novels, including the Scandalous Brides series and the Scandalous Highlanders series, she has twice been a finalist for RT Book Reviews' Historical Romance of the Year Award.
Flora MacDonald was born in Scotland and trained as a classical actress in London before moving to the United States. As an actress she has appeared on and off Broadway with the Royal National Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company and on television. Her unusually wide range of voices can be heard in audiobooks, cartoons, movies, and in radio broadcasts all over the world.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B01LX5LOTJ
- Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks (April 4, 2017)
- Publication date : April 4, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2183 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 319 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #590,617 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A slight smile curved his mouth. "Ye do have a point."
Arrogant man. Smiling at her as if he knew exactly how handsome he was and meant to use that to sway her weak little feminine brain into thinking him charming. Ha. And ha again. "I know I do."
FINAL DECISION: My enjoyment of this book grew as the story continued. By the end, the relationship between Graeme and Ree was so sweet and romantic that I would highly recommend this book especially for lovers of men in kilts!
THE STORY: Graeme, Viscount Maxton, is in a difficult position. The Highlander is offered wealth and status if he helps the head of the clan defeat his enemy, the new Duke of Lattimer. Hearing the offer, Graeme's three young brothers decide the kidnap the sister of the duke, who happens to be passing by. Now Graeme has to decide what to do with the woman without implicating his brothers. Lady Marjorie Forrester has recently been raised from a lady's companion to a lady herself with her brother's taking of the title. Ignored in London, she desperately wants respectability but finds herself captivated by the wild land and the Laird of the castle.
OPINION: This story built page by page until I was entirely enthralled when Graeme finally declares his love to Ree. One of the best parts of this book is that both characters are so eminently likeable.
Ree is a woman who expected a life of service until the fortunes of her brother changed (he unexpectedly inherited a dukedom) and thus her life changed as well. Determined to finally gain acceptance from society which had looked down on her despite her having the same education, Ree has lived a lonely life in London in the months since she became Lady Marjorie. The story really pulls out the tension of Ree wanting to belong and being determined that those who dismissed her will acknowledge her while at the same time making herself miserable. She isn't able to accept the idea that she might actually belong in Scotland because it isn't the future she imagined.
Graeme also has a blindness when it comes to Ree. He doesn't see her as a woman he could love -- because Graeme is determined never to fall in love. He has seen a destructive side to love which has made him shy away from that possibility. Instead, he has been a wonderful brother and substitute father in raising his three younger brothers. I loved that Graeme is such a responsible and caring man.
The relationship between Graeme and Ree develops with such a wonderful progression. They start out as combatants as Ree is kidnapped by Graeme's brothers and she is being held against her will. The two argue and fight and have all types of their passion raised in the process. While both have personal reasons for not giving in completely to their passionate attraction, the real issue keeping them apart is external rather than their own demons. When they both acknowledge their feelings for one another, I really felt the walls coming down between them. The scenes and language was so romantic and sweet that I could read them again and again.
The resolution satisfied, the characters are truly partners, and there are all kinds of possibilities for future books.
WORTH MENTIONING: Marjorie's brother makes a significant appearance for those who have read the first book.
CONNECTED BOOKS: MY ONE TRUE HIGHLANDER is the second book in the No Ordinary Hero series. This book can be read as a standalone, but is much better with the background from the first book in the series.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in order to provide a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.
My One True Highlander is the second book in the No Ordinary Hero series. As the story begins, we are introduced to Lady Marjorie Forrester who is the sister of the Duke of Lattimer (and the hero of the first book in the series). The Forrester siblings did not grow up as members of the aristocracy; Lattimer inherited the title unexpectedly, changing both of their lives forever. Lady Marjorie spends her days fruitlessly trying to fit into proper society, so when she receives a letter from her brother declaring his intentions to marry, she decides to take a trip to Scotland to visit him and meet his new bride.
Graeme Maxton is a Scottish viscount who has been raising his three younger brothers for eight years. These three scamps (the youngest of whom is only eight years old) take it upon themselves to be helpful and kidnap Lady Marjorie from a nearby inn. Their intention is for Graeme to use Marjorie as leverage in their clan chief’s conflict with Lattimer.
Needless to say, Graeme didn’t ask them to do that, and he does not approve of their plan; he knows that the ramifications for the boys’ actions are much more complex than they anticipated. Needless to say, Lady Marjorie is less than thrilled with being kidnapped by savage children and held captive in a crumbling Highland manse.
This was a wonderful book. Marjorie and Graeme start off as enemies, but Enoch delves deeper than the typical “prissy English Miss vs. wild Scottish Highlander” trope. They both have baggage from the past that has shaped their personalities. Their transition from bitter enemies to falling in love is perhaps a bit too subtle, but they do make a nice pair, and it’s clear that they care for each other.
I would absolutely recommend My One True Highlander. This was a fun read, with some great secondary characters. Graeme’s youngest brother Connell steals every scene with his sweet personality and menagerie of stray animals. I have already picked up the first book in this series and added it to my reading queue, and I hope that there will be more books in the series in the future.