ARC Review: The Highland Renegade by Amy Jarecki

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40116576His Lairdship couldn’t possibly harbor feelings for her… just as she should not have any feelings for him. 

Published: January 8, 2019

Publisher: Forever

Pages: 368 (Kindle)

Series: Lords of the Highlands #5

 

4 Stars

 

He was her father’s sworn enemy. And now she was in his care, what would the chieftain of Clan Grant do with her?

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?

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Hello all and welcome to my first full review of 2019! And an ARC review to boot!

Forever Publishing was kind enough to send it’s bloggers this primo pick as part of their newsletter and I was so excited! Historical romance was one of the genres I discovered last year and ever since I started them I’ve been hooked. They’re predictable, but in all the best ways. They’re sweet, sassy, steamy, and have happily ever afters that would make even the most seasoned romance reader swoon. The Highland Renegade was no different!

What I liked the most about this book were the characters. First, Miss Janet was sassy and hilarious and I loved the fact that she always said what was on her mind and never worried too much about being ladylike. Second, Robert Grant was equal parts handsome/dangerous renegade and sensitive/caring hero. They worked so well together and their relationship blossomed so naturally throughout the book, they really were the perfect pair.

Usually the pacing in romance novels can be a little iffy because they tend to run a little slow through the beginning and middle, but this one was paced excellently. Part of this was because it was written so well and the other part was because it had all my favorite tropes. That’s right, I said ‘all’, because there were MULTIPLE! There was the forced proximity, the enemy turned lover, and of course the childhood crush. It was literally all my favorites in one. Also, the banter was amazing. I mean, at one point Robert called someone an ‘onion-eyed knave’ and it was hilarious.

I don’t believe these need to be read in any order, I think the characters just have cameos in the other novels, so if you hadn’t read the others (like meeee!) you’ll be fine! Also, the author’s note in the back shed some light on the true history of Janet and Robert and it was so sweet and the best ending. Basically, this book was a historical romance gem and the perfect treat to start the year. Thanks to Forever and be sure to check this out when it releases on Tuesday!

Happy reading

 

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