Sunday, December 23, 2018

Review - The Highland Guardian

TitleThe Highland Guardian
Author:  Amy Jarecki
Series:  Lords of the Highlands #3
Genre:  Historical Romance
Publisher:  Forever
Format:  Kindle
Date of Publication:  December 19, 2017
No. of pages: 368
My Rating:  4 Stars


He has sworn to protect her...

Captain Reid MacKenzie, Earl of Seaforth, is a man of his word. During a harrowing battle at sea, the heroic Highlander makes a vow to a dying friend to watch over the man's daughter. His plan: send the child to boarding school as quickly as possible so he can continue his mission. But Reid's new ward is no wee lass. She's a ravishing, fully grown woman, and it's all he can do to remember his duty and not seduce her himself.

But he might be her greatest threat...

Miss Audrey Kennet is stunned by the news. First this kilted brute tells Audrey her father is dead, and next he insists she marry. But as Reid scours England for the most suitable husband, Audrey soon realizes the brave, brawny Scot is the only man she wants—though loving him means risking her lands, her freedom, and even her life.


Above all else, Captain Reid MacKenzie, Earl of Seaforth, is a man of honor. He was at a battle at sea and he made a promise to act as Guardian to a dying man’s daughter. He figures at most he would be settling the child into a boarding school. However, when he meets her, he discovers that she is hardly a child. Instead, she is a beautiful young woman, one that he wouldn’t mind having for himself. 

Miss Audrey Kennet is devastated by the news that her father has been killed. Then, when the stranger tells him that he is now her guardian, and that it is his decision that she marry, she is none too pleased. Reid begins to look for a suitable mate for her. No one suits Audrey’s fancy, except Reid. Reid has a very busy agenda. Despite the fact that he is drawn to Audrey, there are reasons that they will not suit. His life is headed into a direction in which Audrey simply will not fit. 

As with the previous stories in this series, Amy Jarecki has incorporated historical facts and blended it with fiction. This lends itself into a well developed, exciting story. The is no shortage of action, drama and deep emotion that turned into a consuming love. 

As always, the conflict and danger abounded. Along with this, the character development was just wonderful. Although only nineteen, Audrey made a delightful heroine. I enjoyed Reid as well. Part of him did want to rush Audrey into a marriage, but the better part of him really wanted her to be happy. The story rounded up quite nicely with a delightful conclusion. 

This is the second 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 Chieftain. 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!

In addition to historical romance novels, one of Amy’s passions is romantic suspense. Click on the "Books" link and check out her action packed ICE Series (International Clandestine Enterprise)!

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