Review & Giveaway: The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki

Amy Jarecki
Lords of the Highlands, #2
June 27, 2017
Mass Market: $7.99 USD | eBook: $3.99 USD | Audio: $22.98 USD
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

She cannot resist the man behind the mask...

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer—whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask—sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity—and learns that her father is accused of treason—will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?

This is the first time I've read a book by Amy Jerecki. I'm always looking for new historical authors that I can add to the ones that I read. I didn't read The Highland Duke but wanted too. But as busy as I get with books I just hadn't fit it in. 

Then The Highland Commander came up for review and I really wanted to try it and see if this was a author for me. 

Going in I didn't know what to expect, I often don't read the blurb of books so that I can enjoy the story without learning to much. A old habit that has served me well. Right away I could tell that the author was going with a true feel for the times. 

That didn't always sit right with me. It was very sad, depressing almost. 

I really enjoyed the characters, Both Magdalen & Aiden stories are ones you wanted to know, if maybe in a slightly tone down version. At times I felt like I was given to much information. The story is very information driven.

Yes, that might seem weird to say but that's how I felt. I kinda reminded me of when I read Susan Johnson back in the day, the characters were secondary to the history in her books. 

I'm not saying that happens in The Highland Commander, It's just reminded me of that. At times I really enjoyed the story but at others I kind of zoned out and just read. Something I don't like to do. For me the good characters wasn't enough. 

I do believe that die-hard historical romance readers would really enjoy The Highland Commander. The author did do a wonderful job of painting a beautiful picture of the world she created. Her ability to do that saved the book for me. I really did enjoy her writing. 

If you've read The Highland Commander or any other book by Amy Jarecki I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡





Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past.



  1. I like books about Scottish guys. And the cover is very nice.

  2. Glad you liked this one even if it had too much historical information. I like that in a historical though, and not many HR authors do it anymore so I find it refreshing but I do know some readers tend to struggle with it, because its just not very common, not like it used to be. I am going to start this one probably tonight so I am excited.

    1. There was many things that I enjoyed and a few that I didn't. Not a bad story, just not my cup of tea.

  3. I have been wondering about her writing. Thanks for your opinion on another new to me author.

    1. You are so welcome. If you try her let me know what you think!


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