A READER'S OPINION
Rich historical details abound in THE RELUCTANT HIGHLANDER by Amanda Scott. Lady Fiona meets Adham on a moonlit night when he thought she needed rescuing. In truth, she wanted him to leave her alone even though his intentions and actions were honorable. Fiona is young and has a lot of adjustments to make—many more than her new husband. Adham is intrigued and passionately attracted to his young bride, but his duties and attentions lie elsewhere for a long time.
This well-written book is filled with fascinating information on 15th-century Scotland, and many times I thought it read more like historical fiction than a romance. The sweet lovers do not spend a lot of time together on the page, and when they do, it is tender and filled with passion. I like historical accuracy and it is evident that the author did thorough research and paid close attention to the smallest of details. Sometimes the accurate way of speaking got in the way of the story, at least for me, but from a historical viewpoint, it added a lot. I usually like dialogue in between—just enough so I know they're speaking as they should but not so much that I have to look up words. The author did provide a helpful glossary.
I would definitely recommend this book to any reader who enjoys a good Highland tale. The author is a talented writer who draws the reader into the story. I enjoyed the author's storytelling style enough to read the next book in the series.
Star Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 4 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
An uncertain bride looks for love with a man as wild and mysterious as his Highland home in this new Scottish romance from a USA Today–bestselling author. Ordinarily, Lady Fiona Ormiston wouldn’t think of forming an alliance with an ungroomed, barbaric Highlander, despite the protection he offers. But now, by request of the king, Sir Adham MacFinlagh, a brazen stranger and outsider unlike anyone she has met before, is to be her husband. Torn from solitude and the comfort of her family to make a home with the rugged knight, Fiona surrenders to Adham’s powerfully passionate—and shockingly tender—touch, only to discover her new husband’s family ties may lie with an enemy of the king. A sense of duty may have brought Adham to the marriage bed, but it’s his powerful feelings for his beautiful, willful wife that will be his undoing. Ultimately, the bold knight will have to decide: Does his allegiance lie with his blood ties to the man who hopes to bring down the king or with the bride who has stolen his heart?
Series: The Highland Series, Book 1
Print Length: 300 pages
Publisher: Open Road Media Romance
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
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