With blood still drying on the front lines at Waterloo, Lady Grace Carrington helps an injured soldier to a British medical tent. Though she believes she’s pulled him to safety, in fact she has put them both in grave danger: Because when his brilliant blue eyes meet hers, the passionate Scottish sergeant kisses her in a way that leaves her breathless and trembling. As the obedient daughter of an earl, Grace shouldn’t be tempted by someone so far below her station. But as a red-blooded woman, she longs for so much more.
As far as Duncan Mackenzie is concerned, getting stabbed in the arm was the best thing that ever happened to him. When he wakes on the battlefield, the sight of Grace’s lovely face sets his soul aflame. As an enlisted man and a farmer’s son, however, pursuing his guardian angel means facing the wrath of London society, not to mention his own superiors in the British Army. Aye, but he’d risk all that and more just to keep her in his arms.
Publisher and Release Date: Loveswept, November 24, 2015
Time and setting: London, 1822
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Level: 1.5
Reviewer Rating: 5 stars
Review by Vikki
I have been a huge fan of Jennifer Haymore ever since I read A Hint of Wicked several years ago. I love her writing style, and her unique story lines. Highland Heat is a fantastic read!
When Lady Grace Carrington stumbles over Duncan Mackenzie on the battlefield after the Battle of Waterloo ends, she is immediately drawn to the handsome, injured highlander, but there is a huge problem. She is the daughter of an earl, while he is a lowly sergeant, the son of a mere farmer. The ton – and most importantly, her father – would never sanction a union between Grace and such a man.
Will Grace follow the dictates of society and ignore her instant attraction for the gorgeous Scot, or will she throw caution to the wind and gain a forever kind of love?
When I discovered the vast class distinction between Grace and Duncan, I could not imagine how their love story could ever work out, but Ms. Haymore brings the completely unlikely couple together and gives them a most satisfying HEA.
I fell in love with the characters of Grace and Duncan from the opening scene. The sexual tension between them sizzles from their first meeting and only grows hotter as the story unfolds. Both characters are brave, honorable and loyal; Grace to her family, and Duncan to his comrades.
Not only is there a compelling love story between the two principals, there is also a great deal of romantic suspense. I sat on the edge of my seat with my heart pounding during the climax of the book, which kept me up long past my bedtime becasuse I had to see how it ended. For a moment I feared all was lost, but Ms. Haymore found a magnificent way to give her readers a beautiful ending.
If you are looking for a Regency romance that will pull at your heart strings and bring tears to your eyes, then you need look no further than Highland Heat.