Review & Giveaway: The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki
THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER
Lords of the Highlands, #2
June 27, 2017
Mass Market: $7.99 USD | eBook: $3.99 USD | Audio: $22.98 USD
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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! ♡
THE LORDS OF THE HIGHLANDS SERIES
THE HIGHLAND DUKE, #1
THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER, #2
THE HIGHLAND GUARDIAN, #3
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