Sunday, December 23, 2018

Review - The Highland Chieftain

TitleThe Highland Chieftain
Author:  Amy Jarecki
Series:  Lords of the Highlands #4
Genre:  Historical Romance
Publisher:  Forever
Format:  Kindle
Date of Publication:  July 31, 2018
No. of pages: 352
My Rating:  5 Stars


He is the last man she would ever marry…

After being unceremoniously jilted by her betrothed, Lady Mairi MacKenzie is humiliated and heartbroken – but she’s not desperate. As the daughter of an earl, she won’t give her hand to just anyone, and she definitely isn’t swayed by a last-minute proposal from Laird Duncan MacRae. The powerful clan chieftain may be disarmingly handsome and charming, but he’s not a nobleman. Mairi doesn’t want his pity or his charity – even though his dark smoldering gaze makes her melt with desire.

She is the only woman he could ever love…

Dunn may be a battle-hardened clansman, but he’s always had a soft spot for Mairi. For years, she tormented him with flirtation – only to reject him. But he’s not giving up. When Mairi is attacked by redcoats, Dunn goes after the woman he loves. Through brute strength and fierce action, he will protect her life at any cost. But to win her heart, he will have to show her the tenderness in his own.


Lady Mairi MacKenzie most certainly feels slighted, to say the least, when she is jilted from her betrothed, who was Reid MacKenzie from The Highland Guardian. But she certainly is not desperate enough to accept what she feels is an insincere marriage proposal from Laird Duncan MacRae. In all honesty, Mairi has always desired Dunn. He may be utterly irresistible to her with all of his potent maleness but he is not a nobleman. He is beyond stung by her rejection. 

Mairi is suddenly attacked by Redcoats and Dunn spirits her away in order to save her life. He will die before he allows anything to happen to her. They must be in close quarters in order for Dunn to protect Mairi. The fight is on. 

The descriptions Amy Jarecki uses to describe Dunn is certain to make any woman swoon - that and the mouth-watering book cover. Beyond his physical appeal, he has a heart of gold. I love a hero who has no problem whatsoever expressing his feelings, and often. I have read all four of Highland books so far, and Dunn is most certainly my favorite hero. 

I couldn’t help but feel really bad for Mairi, especially when it comes to her dealings with her father. He is a despicable man. Despite what Mairi must cope with, she is not a simpering female. She has immense strength of character and gives as well as she takes. 

This is a fast-paced story with lots of danger, action and adventure. The steam in this story is definitely off the charts. I devoured this book in one sitting and recommend it to lovers of highland romances. It is a very compelling read. 

This is the fourth book in the Lords of the Highland series. The other books that have been released are, The Highland Duke, The Highland Commander and The Highland Guardian. The Highland Renegade and The Highland Earl are due for publication in 2019.


Award winning and bestselling author, Amy Jarecki likes to grab life, latch on and reach for the stars. She’s married to a mountain-biking pharmacist and has put four kids through college. She studies karate, ballet, yoga, and often you’ll find her hiking Utah’s Santa Clara Hills. Reinventing herself a number of times, Amy sang and danced with the Follies, was a ballet dancer, a plant manager, and an accountant for Arnott’s Biscuits in Australia. After earning her MBA from Heroit-Watt University in Scotland, she dove into the world of Scottish historical romance and hasn’t returned. Become a part of her world and learn more about Amy’s books on!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing the Lords of the Highlands books! I enjoyed reading them!