Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Review - The Highland Renegade

Author:  Amy Jarecki
Series:  Lords of the Highlands #5
Genre:   Historical Romance
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Print ARC
No. of Pages:  368 Pages
Date of Publication:  January 8, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 Stars

She is the daughter of his sworn enemy.

Famed for his fierceness, Laird Robert Grant is above all a loyal Highland clan chief. But when redcoats capture his rival's daughter, he sets aside their feud and races to her rescue. Aye, Janet Cameron is beautiful, cunning, and so very tempting, but a Cameron lass is the last woman he should ever desire.

He is her one hope of happiness.

Janet refuses to meekly surrender, not even when surrounded by foes. She takes every chance to escape, first from the English soldiers and then from the wickedly handsome Robert. Yet with each day they spend together, his unexpected gallantry chips away at her reserve little by little. As danger and treachery loom, can she trust him enough to choose love over vengeance?


Laird Robert Grant is a clan chief and is very loyal. His loyalty is truly tested when his rival's daughter is kidnapped. What else is Robert to do but put his differences to the side and to come to her rescue? Robert has bitten far more off than he could chew when it comes to Janet Cameron. For starters, her beauty just might be the undoing of him. He is tempted beyond belief, but the long-running feud in their families precludes any chance of a future together.

Janet has her hands full. For starters, her stepmother wants to marry her off. Going to a celebration with her brother just might offer her the chance to find a man of her own choosing. However, she finds she is in desperate need for escape. If not from the dangerous English solders, then definitely from the alluring Robert. How can Janet ever cope with an undeniable attraction to her father's sworn enemy?

Robert and Janet certainly have a bevy of difficult decisions to make. But this involves trust. This trust Janet must show Robert is in large part to an unthinkable act Janet does. However, what she did was certainly beyond her control. Now she is under Robert's temporary care, and knowing there can be no future certainly makes things incredibly difficult for the pair. It is especially hard because they were drawn to each other long before they met at the celebration.

The Highland Renegade has a lot to offer. Of course the romance between Robert and Janet is paramount. There is also the warm family connections between Janet and her brother Kennan (although he is more than a bit of a hothead), and Robert and his sister Emma. Considering the time period and the clan wars, there is a duel that can end things before they can even start. The English soldiers show their cruel and ugly faces more than once. (No doubt things had to be severely harsh for Scotland at that time.) This book is action packed. There are other factors in this engaging story, equally compelling.

This is the fifth book in the Lords of the Highland series. Although I had the pleasure of reading the first four books a couple of weeks ago, The Highland Renegade does quite well as a standalone. I certainly hope this series continues. The backdrop of this series is nothing less than spectacular and the characters are ones that I enjoyed being familiarized with. 

Many thanks to Amy Jarecki, Megan Frampton and Forever for this ARC to review. This is my honest opinion.

Here are the links to the previous reviews:

The Highland Duke,
The Highland Guardian,
The Highland Commander,
The Highland Chieftain,


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)!


  1. This sounds a lot like Outlander.Icould be wrong though.

  2. Lovely review, though this wouldn't be a book for me.

  3. I haven't read a book like this in ages!

  4. Not my sort of thing but I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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  5. i do read historical romances but have not read this author.. will check it out

  6. That cover got my attention at least! ha

  7. I've never read a book like this but I may need to change that soon

  8. New author to me!As soon as I saw the word Highland I had to read the blurb and see your review..I love historical romances though I haven't read any in the recent past..

  9. Great review Robin, I absolutely love historical romance book and this one looks and sounds totally amazingly fantastic. I am really glad you enjoy reading this book fully, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.

  10. Not the one for me, but loved reading your review

  11. Oooh, I love highlanders! This is a new one to me so I'm going to have to go check it out :) Great review.

  12. Thanks for another fabulous review, Robin! And the series indeed will continue. You'll meet the Earl of Mar in June and Kennan and Ciar will have their stories shortly after ☺

    1. Hi Amy! I am glad to have reviewed yet another spectacular title! More stories too. Yay! I told my best friend that Kennan needs his own story. She said he is too hotheaded, So I just had to include him in this review. :)