Highlander's Hope

Collette Cameron
Highlander's Hope
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Publisher
Blue Rose Romance
Release Date
May 2017
Series
Book 2 of Castle Bride Series
Genre
Historical Romance

SUMMARY
She's a strong-willed heiress. He's a powerful lord with a secret. Tempers and passion collide.

Yvette Stapleton has no need for a husband. Ever. Possessed of a fortune, she's determined to forge her own future without matrimony's confining bonds. Besides, she's yet to meet a man who doesn't find her wealth more alluring than her. Until she meets Ewan, the Viscount Sethwick, that is.

Ewan, also Laird McTavish of Craiglocky Keep, has one last mission before resigning his position as a covert agent: to oust a War Office traitor. He'll stop at nothing to succeed. Except exploit Yvette, the vixen who captured his interest months ago.

As peril mounts, they flee to Scotland, the only place Ewan is confident he can keep Yvette safe. However, on the journey, dangerous circumstances force them into assuming the role of a married couple. Incensed upon discovering the marriage is legal under Scottish law, Yvette is determined to have the union annulled. But Ewan's just as resolute she'll remain his wife...

This sigh-worthy Scottish Regency historical by a USA Today bestselling author will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough to find out what happens to Ewan and Yvette next as their romance blossoms.

If you enjoy reading enemies to lovers and marriage of convenience love stories brimming with mystery and suspense, a dash of humor, and gripping emotion then you'll adore Collette Cameron's mesmerizing CASTLE BRIDES SERIES. Buy HIGHLANDER'S HOPE and settle into your favorite reading nook with your beverage of choice for a rousing romantic adventure you can't put down.

Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.

Book Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs (author,reviewer)
Jul 09, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
173 people found the following review helpful
HIGHLANDER'S HOPE is a merry chase of an action-packed, exciting escape into a lively enjoyable romance.

Yvette Alexandra Clarisse Stapleton is on the run, escaping a stepbrother bent on making her his wife. She runs from America to England to escape but Edgar follows her. She is running away from men when she was rescued by Laird Ewan McTavish, Viscount Sethwick, a spy and covert agent of the regent.

Her dire circumstances make it necessary to protect her and take her to her relatives. Ewan suspects her and her stepbrother of being linked to a traitor who is killing agents like flies. It is urgent that this man be revealed and imprisoned. More than this though is Ewan's desire for Yvette.

I loved the story, the beautiful descriptive prose and the intriguing tale. The characters had distinctive personalities that grew flesh and bone.

Yvette was smart and endearing, if naive and biased against men seeking her immense fortune. She was determined to only marry for love when all around her only saw her wealth, never her beauty. On the other hand, Ewan was determined to capture the elusive traitor but he wanted Yvette. He determined to protect her and try and win her heart. Sensual in his seduction of Yvette, Ewan never let up the action for moment.

They are surrounded by characters that make an impression, from Mrs. Pettigrove, her wagging tongue and obnoxious behavior to the maid that refused to ride in the carriage; all are made unique. I found all of Ewan's Scottish relatives and Yvette's English relatives superbly interesting, too.

I could not stop turning the pages in anticipation of the next excitement. I heartily recommend this book to romantic readers and adventurous ones, too.

I rate it five stars but wish I could make it more. It is a wonderful book.
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