Review ~ My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch

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Rugged highlander Graeme has one thing on his mind—take a stand against the horrible Englishman Lattimer and he will be rewarded with enough money to be set for life. But when his reckless younger brothers take it one step too far and kidnaps a young woman on her way to see Lattimer, Graeme has to intervene. He cannot send the lady back without his kin getting in trouble. And when a damsel this beautiful is dropped into your lap, it’s hard to let her go…

Marjorie should be terrified she’s been captured by highland scoundrels, but it’s hard to live in terror when your captor is a devilishly handsome and sinfully tempting as Graeme is. She cannot stay by his side forever—no matter how her heart may pound at the thought—but Graeme seems to have other plans. This wicked highlander is out to seduce her and doesn’t plan to stop until she’s in his arms…

Brief Preview

In the middle of the Scottish Highlands, innocent English miss and sister to a Duke; Marjorie Forrester is kidnapped, she is blindfolded and dumped unceremoniously into the back of a cart, to be taken to who knows where. Once Marjorie’s kidnappers reach their destination she is bundled into an unknown room and tied to a chair, she is scared out of her wits, plus absolutely and utterly furious that she has got herself into this situation. Then she meets her captor.

Graeme didn’t know or have anything to do with Marjorie’s capture, but he knows that now he has got her, he can’t very well just let her walk out of the door; not with his and his families lives in jeopardy – but there is another reason why Graeme is reluctant to release the bright and beautiful Marjorie, he has unwillingly fallen for the lovely lady and he has come up with the perfect plan – a plan that solves all of his problems.

My View

This is such a fun and entertaining story, the chemistry between our two leads is electric whether that is when they are bickering or when they let themselves succumb to temptation. For a good portion of the book they are bickering or snipping at each other but it is so funny, especially when Graeme shackles Marjorie to the bed because of a jam episode – you have to read it.

Graeme is a man on the edge, he has got the weight of the Highlands and his clan on those broad shoulders of his. At first when he finds out what his brothers has done he is furious – he just glows with male ferocity and outrage. He is a seriously tempting and mesmerizing man who is trying is best for his family and for Marjorie. His and Marjorie’s relationship is so much more than just captive and captor, right from that first moment when Graeme introduces himself to her, you know that you are going to have a lot of fun with these two.

Marjorie is a sweet-natured young woman, she is from a lower status family she has been fortunate enough to have been able to attend school but she is of the opinion that she is going to end up as a governess or companion and in that position she is accepted by society, then her life changes. Her soldier brother is newly appointed the title of Duke and now she has all but been snubbed by society. She feel’s excluded and lonely and I think that she is pretty peeved off with how people are treating her all because she has risen in rank.

“The windows are nailed shut,” Maxton said, strolling in behind her . “If ye think to set fire to the hoose and escape that way, keep in mind that ye’ll be the last soul to be rescued—and that’s after the foxes and the cats. In fact, I may nae get up here to ye at all.”

The words sounded easy and amusing, but she didn’t mistake for one second the steel behind them. “No matter the circumstances,” she retorted, “I would never endanger young Connell in that way. I’m not the barbarian here, sir.”

“That’s good to know,” he returned, eyeing her again. Whatever he looked for, she hoped she left him wondering. “Ye’ll find a bellpull by the bed,” he went on after a moment, “should ye need to summon me.”

“Summon you?” she repeated, seizing on the words. “Are you the butler, then?”

“I’m the man ye’ll be dealing with. The only one….”

I love the relationship between Greame and his younger brothers, it’s fiery and loving but even when they are at each others throats you can get a real feel of sibling love and loyalty. The lad’s are a real motley gang; sixteen year old, hot-headed Brendan, is the ring leader and a typical teenager. Bookish and serious Dughlas and then adorable little Connall who collects wild animals and keeps them in his bedroom.

This is my first dip into Suzanne Enoch’s work, I have read so many good things about her books that I knew that I had read her work and I am so pleased that I have. This is a brilliant read. It is atmospheric, filled with drama and angst. The plot is engrossing and enjoyable, but it is the characters that really set’s this apart from other work. It is a tantalizing and thrilling Highland Romance, if you’re a lover of all Rugged Highlanders then you will adore Graeme. Thoroughly enjoyable and very much recommended.

This was an ARC copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, My One True Highlander is released on 4th April buying and information links below.

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

St Martin’s Press

If you want to find out more about Suzanne then drop by her Website

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