Series: Lords of the Highlands #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: The Highland Duke, The Highland Guardian, The Highland Renegade, The Highland Earl, The Highland Rogue, The Highland Laird
Also by this author: The Highland Duke, The Highland Guardian, The Highland Chieftain, The Highland Renegade, The Highland Earl, The Highland Rogue, The Highland Laird
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?
Lords of the Highlands series: The Highland DukeThe Highland CommanderThe Highland Guardian
The Highland Commander was a bit Scottish, a bit English, with a dash of scandal! Maddie is the illegitimate daughter of an earl. He has seen to raising her, so she has had a good education, but once her father married, her stepmother wouldn’t allow Maddie to be around. She had such a sad and lonely life! But, she found her purpose and was running a hospital for women in her hometown. Then her father gets arrested and she has to go to London to save him.
Aiden is a sailor on the Royal Mary and he meets Maddie at a masquerade party. They don’t begin a relationship quickly and lots of time passes throughout the story when they are apart. I loved that they were both inexperienced in the bedroom! I thought the plot was engaging and lots of events happen throughout the story to cause tension.
My biggest problem? The end! All this build up and all these terrible things then everything is wrapped up in a matter of a few pages! I was really disappointed with how quickly it just ended. It left me feeling a bit unsatisfied after having enjoyed the story a great deal.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: I did tear up near the end!
- Trope: bastard child, Scottish
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Book by Mary Wine, May McGoldrick, Hannah Howell…then you will probably like The Highland Commander!