Book 2, Highland Knights - A Highland Knights Novel
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Perfect for readers of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty, and Sabrina Jeffries, Jennifer Haymore’s seductive Highland Knights series heats up with an electrifying tale of class warfare, fierce loyalties, and forbidden love.
With blood still drying on the front lines at Waterloo, Lady Grace Carrington helps an injured soldier to a British medical tent. Though she believes she’s pulled him to safety, in fact she has put them both in grave danger: Because when his brilliant blue eyes meet hers, the passionate Scottish sergeant kisses her in a way that leaves her breathless and trembling. As the obedient daughter of an earl, Grace shouldn’t be tempted by someone so far below her station. But as a red-blooded woman, she longs for so much more.
As far as Duncan Mackenzie is concerned, getting stabbed in the arm was the best thing that ever happened to him. When he wakes on the battlefield, the sight of Grace’s lovely face sets his soul aflame. As an enlisted man and a farmer’s son, however, pursuing his guardian angel means facing the wrath of London society, not to mention his own superiors in the British Army. Aye, but he’d risk all that and more just to keep her in his arms.
Praise for Highland Heat
“In this intelligent and exciting new Scottish series, sensuality, passion, and mystery blend into a wonderfully entertaining tale.”—USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans
“Highland Heat has it all: suspense, intrigue, a hunky Scottish hero, and a spunky heroine who defies everything to be with the man she loves. Jennifer Haymore’s quick-witted writing style and engaging characters drew me in, and now I can’t wait for the rest of the series.”—Sharon Cullen, author of The Reluctant Duchess
“Readers will respect Grace’s strength when she is sorely tested, while Duncan’s warm, courageous heart will enrapture fans of Scottish rogues. In this first book in her Highland Knights series, Haymore teases readers into craving the next installment, though this work reads well as a stand-alone novel.”—Library Journal
“This story of class difference is the perfect mix of romance and drama. It kept me turning the pages straight through to the end.”—Ashlyn Macnamara, author of What a Lady Requires
“A breathtaking story of forbidden love between a sexy Highland warrior and an engaging English lady who risk scandal at every turn and face insurmountable intrigue, this is a book to savor!”—Pamela Labud, author of To Catch a Lady
“I honestly cannot say enough good things about this book. I can only suggest that you read this book. If you read any historical romance this year, make it Highland Knights.”—Night Owl Reviews
“I really enjoyed the book, because I liked the romance at its core.”—Red Hot Books
“Well written and well paced, this was a good novel, and the epilogue hooked me into wanting to read the next in the series.”—The Romance Factor
“If you are looking for a Regency romance that will pull at your heart strings and bring tears to your eyes, then you need look no further than Highland Heat.”—Romantic Historical Reviews
“This is my first read from author Jennifer Haymore, and I foresee much more from this author on my TBR shelf in the future.”—Bambi Unbridled
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The blurb for the book sounded so intriguing. I love highlanders and I'm always up for a good highlander romance. This book provided that with Duncan and Grace, unfortunately it did not provide a good story. I loved Grace and Duncan and the secondary characters and that is what kept me reading. Lady Grace is the daughter of a Earl and Duncan the son of a sheep farmer. They couldn't be further apart in society's standard, but Grace saves Duncan from a possible death and they are brought together in a way that they see each other in a whole new light. They long to spend every moment together but know that it will all come to an end and soon. Not a miracle can help them. I had hope that the story line would get better but it did not.
I really liked the characters so I'm thinking of giving the next book in the series a try.
This is the first book I've had the pleasure of reading from this author. I was a little sad when I came to post a review, because I didn't realize that Highland Heat was the 2nd in the Highland Knights series. While I'm OCD about reading books in series order, I'm happy to be able to read Rob and Claire's story without waiting because as I was reading this book I kept thinking about the sister's story. Low and behold it's already been done so I'm excited to go and buy it! Overall Highland Heat was a really good read. There were a few emotional parts that were very well written to the point I teared up a bit, along with a few cheesy parts that made me giggle. Some of the things Grace said to Duncan in regards to how she felt just seemed a bit off to me. I'm not really one for 'love at first sight' so the love relationship between the two main characters moved a bit fast in my option. Other than that is was a great read and I will definitely be reading the others in the series!
Heated Highland Love
Ah, forbidden love…
That is the theme of this story and of course, the attraction between Lady Grace Carrington, and earl’s daughter, and Duncan Mackenzie, a Scottish farmer’s son, is made all the steamier as a result. Grace thought she’d be a spinster taking care of her father’s household, but discovers love for herself and dares to risk it all to be with Duncan.
This is the second in the Highland Knights series that began with a novella about Lady Claire Campbell and the Major. They are featured quite prominently in this story as the story of Grace and Duncan is concurrent with the events that occur in the novella. I liked that Claire and Rob’s story intertwined with Grace and Duncan’s and made the story richer for this connection.
Grace and Duncan develop a sweet and steamy relationship and the reader wonders what is going to happen with them. I enjoyed that there was time spent on them falling in love as that seems to always be the end result in a story. Of course, I was eager to see how they would resolve the obstacles in their way. I thought the ending conflict was a bit contrived and quite shocking actually as it seems like scenes in historicals do not typically go as far as this one did in terms of violence.
Overall, an enjoyable, readable, captivating story and I look forward to reading about more of the Highland Knights!
Thanks to the Publisher for the digital ARC.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Nov 24, 2015
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 244 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Highland Knights