This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Aurora Publicity. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Heart of a Highlander by Tammy Andresen
Series: A Laird to Love #2
Also in this series:Christmastide With My Captain, My Enemy, My Earl
Also by this author: Taming a Duke's Wild Rose, Taming a Laird's Wild Lady, Taming a Rake into a Lord, Taming a Savage Gentleman, Taming a Rogue Earl, Christmastide With My Captain, My Enemy, My Earl, Earl of Sussex
Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Independently Published
Source: Aurora Publicity
Purchase at: Amazon
Will a spark between two childhood friends light into a flame…
Lady Fiona McDougal embodies the wild spirit of Scotland, untamed and free. If only her future could be the same, but she is bound by duty to marry well for the sake of the title. As her heart and necessity battle only one answer arrises time and again, Colin Campbell. But he is the one man who refuses to court her.
Colin has loved Fiona for as long as he can remember. Her fiery spirit and matching hair, fill him with a warmth that no other woman can match. But Colin's father has long made him promise that he will choose a wife for reasons other than love.
I was very excited to read this book, Heart of a Highlander! I was introduced to Lady Fiona McDougal’s character in the first book of the A Laird to Love series and I was curious to see what had actually happened between her and her longtime friend and neighbor Colin Campbell. I will admit that I was not in love with Fiona’s character in the first book because she seemed extremely juvenile but while reading this book I grew to like her character very much.
Fiona was always a free spirit who could give as good as she got, a regular tomboy, and it wasn’t until she was unaccounted for during an entire night that her father decided that he needed to take matters into his own hands. He decided that Fiona needed a husband and if she was not going to choose one for herself, then he was going to choose for her. What he did not know, and something that Fiona had only recently admitted to herself, was that she had chosen a man that she wanted as a husband only he was very reluctant.
Colin had grown up with Fiona and can’t remember a time when she was in his life. She had always been a good friend to Colin and had been a wonderful distraction when his father was ill. Colin’s father would fall into times of apathy and it was during these times that he would lament the passing of his first wife and instruct his sons to never marry for love. It was ingrained into Colin that love equaled disaster and so he knew without a doubt that he could never marry Fiona as his feelings for her were definitely beyond that of friendship.
With Colin determined never to marry a woman he had feelings for and Fiona determined that she needed a marriage that was filled with love, it seemed that these two characters were doomed to be nothing more than start crossed lovers. With pressure from Fiona’s father, Fiona had begun the awful tasks of accepting suitors and despite his strong feelings against a marriage to Fiona, Colin could not stop the warring of feelings that were taking place inside of him. Was he truly going to be able to let her go or maybe, just maybe, was his father really wrong about marriage?
Heart of a Highlander is a cute addition to its series! The friends-to-lovers romance trope was very well done and I loved the antics that went on in this story. I could really feel the conflicting feelings that was taking place within Colin and I was glad that someone stepped in to offer him advice that helped him settle his heart. There was plenty of humor as well as sweet romance throughout this story. Everything that went on with Fiona’s suitors just cracked me up! There is so much to love about Heart of a Highlander and I highly recommend that you get your hands on a copy today!
*Thank you to Aurora Publicity for this eARC of Heart of a Highlander*