Tuesday, June 27, 2017

#Review: THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER by Amy Jarecki



  4 of 5 stars

I am a fan of Ms. Jarecki and her latest book does not disappoint. The author does an excellent job of weaving in historical facts while she takes the reader on an heart-stopping adventure. The hero, Aiden Murray, is a naval officer, who is invited to a masquerade ball where he meets the illegitimate daughter of the earl, Lady Magdalen Keith. Sparks fly between these two and they part ways after one scorching kiss.

Add in war between the French, an unpopular queen and court intrigue, Aiden and Magdalen find themselves in London 3 months later. Magdalen is trying to free her father who has been accused of treason and Aiden is on leave from the Royal Mary. Without going into any spoilers here, the chemistry between these two heats up, but court politics and backstabbing ladies to the queen find Magdalen accused of trying to kill the queen. I couldn't put the book down as Aiden and Magdalen go on the run. There are multiple twists and turns that totally surprised me in this book. My only complaint is the book wrapped up the storyline and different plot points rather quickly. It felt a little rushed at the end.

Fans of Scottish romances and English history will definitely enjoy this book.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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Blurb:
She cannot resist the man behind the mask...

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer-whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask-sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity-and learns that her father is accused of treason-will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?