This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.My Highland Rebel by Amanda Forester
Series: Highland Trouble #2
Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: ARC, E-book
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Second in a passionate, fast-paced Scottish Highlander romance series from critically acclaimed author Amanda Forester
A conquering hero
Cormac Maclean would rather read than rampage, but his fearsome warlord father demands that he prove himself in war. Cormac chooses what he thinks is an easy target, only to encounter a fiery Highland lass leading a doomed rebellion and swearing revenge on him.
Meets an unconquerable heroine
Jyne Cambell is not about to give up her castle without a fight, even though her forces are far outnumbered. She's proud, hot-blooded and hot-tempered, and Cormac falls for her hard.
It's going to take all of Cormac's ingenuity to get Jyne to surrender gracefully-both to his sword and to his heart...
Highland Trouble Series:
The Highlander's Bride (Book 1)
My Highland Rebel (Book 2)
Praise for The Highlander's Bride:
"Another winner from Forester!" -RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick!
Cormac MacLean was born into rotten circumstances. No matter how he tried to escape it, his parentage haunted him but when his dad is the feared warlord Red Rex, it is to be expected. All Core’s life his dad has either ignored him or tormented him but since Red has not produced another male heir he is determined to make Cormac a warlord or kill him trying. Trying to out maneuver his dad’s current decree has led Core to cross paths with Jyne Cambell.
Jyne Cambell has spent her life being considered the runt of her family. Due to this stigma, she has been left out of many adventures that her family members have embarked on and she has grown tired of that role. Yearning for more Jyne is thrilled when her brother consents to her visiting her dower lands (lands that are a part of her dowry). Once arriving at Kinoch Abbey Jyne has found that her lands are not vacant. There are some interlopers who have no families to care for them after the Black Plague had ravaged the area. Seeing a need for her Jyne stays on to help those in need and gets more than she planned on.
The main protagonists were well rounded and delightful. I really liked that there are many parts where we can see the struggle that they have between their strengths and weaknesses and that just makes them engaging. Every character created interest, even the hooligans and there was development of some of the secondary characters that was a bit surprising and I found that enjoyable. The romance angle in this story was sweet and it was nice that there were more than one couple that were a part of the story line.
There was humor in this story as we see Core trying to play both sides of the conflict in an effort to hide his true identity from Jyne. His life has taught him that lying is his best option and he will figure everything out as he goes on but in this case, he just seems to makes things go from bad to worse. Unfortunately, this type of conflict has been done before and there were no real deviations from the formula so I was a bit deflated in that regard and the rest of the story became a foregone conclusion for me. Overall though, it was a feel-good story that was entertaining with characters that will make you giggle a time or two and will leave you feeling lighthearted and content by the end.
*Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca & Net Galley for this eARC of My Highland Rebel*