Series: Lords of the Highlands #5
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: The Highland Duke, The Highland Commander, The Highland Guardian, The Highland Earl, The Highland Rogue, The Highland Laird
Also by this author: The Highland Duke, The Highland Commander, The Highland Guardian, The Highland Chieftain, The Highland Earl, The Highland Rogue, The Highland Laird
She is the daughter of his sworn enemy.
Famed for his fierceness, Laird Robert Grant is above all a loyal Highland clan chief. But when redcoats capture his rival's daughter, he sets aside their feud and races to her rescue. Aye, Janet Cameron is beautiful, cunning, and so very tempting, but a Cameron lass is the last woman he should ever desire.
He is her one hope of happiness.
Janet refuses to meekly surrender, not even when surrounded by foes. She takes every chance to escape, first from the English soldiers and then from the wickedly handsome Robert. Yet with each day they spend together, his unexpected gallantry chips away at her reserve little by little. As danger and treachery loom, can she trust him enough to choose love over vengeance?
I adore this series so much, so when Forever offered me a copy of The Highland Renegade, you better believe I jumped on it! In this story, we get a bit of a Hatfields and McCoys twist. The heroine’s family has feuded with the hero’s clan for a while. So, Janet doesn’t think highly of Robert. Robert doesn’t let that stop him from saving her!
Janet certainly is sassy so don’t assume this is a typical historical romance. There isn’t the Regency behaviors and I find that freeing. After a few initial meetings, Janet and Rob end up fleeing danger together which always leads to intense feelings. But then they are separated again. However, now they both know there are mutual feelings for each other and Rob isn’t going to let anything get in the way. His opportunity comes when Janet is in danger (again).
Rob is a wonderful hero! He is strong and brave and, despite Janet’s family’s feelings, a good and honorable man. I really enjoyed his character and his drive to fight for Janet. Like I mentioned above, you do get a kind of feuding families story here and these 2 wonder if they could ever be together. Its all very West Side Story and I totally dug that!
The Highland Renegade is perfect for fans of historical romance who want something different than a regency and like the slightly forbidden vibe in their romance. I hope Jarecki continues to write this series-I am very interested in Rob’s sister! Also, her attention to historical detail is delightful! As a history major, I just love when an author really puts in the time and effort to be as historically accurate as possible, especially for a less common time period.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: forbidden romance, family drama
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes; no epilogue « Hide Spoiler