Sunday, April 9, 2017

Alisa's ARC Review: Hard-Hearted Highlander by Julia London

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2017 by HQN Books 

An indomitable governess…a brooding Highlander…a forbidden affair… 

An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Holly her reputation, her unsuitable lover and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear—not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette's solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off…while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him. 

A forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. It's even worse when the fiancĂ©e in question is a delicate, foolish young miss—unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie's life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan's future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?


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I loved this! Drawn into the story from the beginning.
I however couldn't stand Avaline. The description of her in the book is very accurate, cake-headed. Not too mention, annoying as h*ll. No wonder Rabbie wanted nothing to do with her.
Bernadette and Rabbie were both broken, yet found life again with each other.
Such a wonderful story.
I could have done without any of the Kents, they were just annoying- all of them.

*I received my copy from Netgalley.

Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the popular Secrets of Hadley Green series, the Cabot Sisters series and The Highland Grooms historical romance series. She also wrote the Pine River and the Lake Haven contemporary romance series. She is a six time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction, and RT Bookclub award recipient for Best Historical Romance for Dangerous Gentleman. She lives in Austin, Texas. 

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