Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rogue of the Highlands

Author:  Cynthia Breeding
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-61921-047-9
Genre:  {M/F} Historical
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

As a widowed marchioness Jillian Alton has very few options to become financially independent.  There would be no place for her, once Jillian’s step-son returned home to take control of the family holdings.  After enduring a difficult marriage, Jillian vowed that no man would ever own her again.  When an offer from the prince is presented to her, Jillian takes on the job eagerly.  Polishing a newly titled Scotsman should be a simple task.

The last thing Ian MacLeod wanted was to be an earl and prance about in English attire all day.  He didn’t think there was anything wrong with his manners.  But, the perks that came with his new title was what his clan needed, so he had no choice.  As soon as possible, Ian planned to return home to Scotland

Ian was definitely drawn to his new teacher, who looked like a woodland nymph.  Even though she seemed a bit too serious at times, Ian intended to be the man to get Jillian to break a few rules.  Jillian was determined not to give in to Ian’s flirting, yet she couldn’t stop the butterflies she felt each time he looked at her. 

The more time they spent together, Ian and Jillian begin wondering about their future.  Ian knows he wants Jillian as his wife, but Jillian refuses his offer, even though it breaks her heart.  As Jillian’s step-son becomes an unexpected problem, things become hazardous. 

Rogue of the Highlands is the first book in the Rogue series and will refresh your memory on how scrumptious men in kilts are.  Ian is a man of great honor and he has strong feelings about what is right.  He knows the proper way to treat a woman, even though his dinner etiquette might be lacking.  His affection for Jillian and her sister was touching and I was cheering for Ian to get the girl the second he appeared.  Jillian let her guard down with him even when she didn’t mean to.  There were times my heart bleed for some of the things Jillian endured.  I’m glad she was a quick thinker and that Jillian didn’t let her past kill her chance for happiness.  She deserved so much and I felt Ian was the only man who could give it to her.  Readers will embrace both characters like old friends and enjoy this read as much as I did. 

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