Collette Cameron has created a Historical Romance set in the Regency Era just after the first Napoleonic Wars. The author has stayed true to her time period by using words that suggest it. Words such as the nickname that was given to King George IV of England before he became King, which is “Prinny”. The cover also displays the time period. There is a woman with a high waist dress.
The sparks fly between Ewan and Yvette from the beginning of the story to the end of it, which includes some conflict between Ewan's brass Scot ways and Yvette’s Regency decorum. The pacing of the story was fast at the beginning, then got a little slow in the middle for a little bit, but it picked back up again and kept that pace to the end. Highlander's Hope has a good storyline. Don’t read it for the sex scenes because they are very tame compared to other books out there. There are no graphic names for male or female sex organs and I thought the heat level in the book as non-existent.
Yvette, Evvy to some, had to leave her home in America to get away from her wicked step-brother and the people he hired to kill her. After sharing a harrowing sleeping compartment with a woman who kept her awake all the nights there to London, she arrives on the docks and is immediately followed by her brother’s man; she is saved by Laird Ewan. He takes her to her lawyer where she is given money, hers was stolen by the lady on the ship. She goes to an inn to get some sleep. This is just the start to the exciting adventures that Evvy and Ewan share together.
Would you deceive the person you love to protect them—even knowing they’d hate you afterward?
Yvette Stapleton has no need for a husband. Ever. Possessed of a fortune, she’s determined to forge her own future without matrimony’s confining bonds. Besides, she’s yet to meet a man who doesn’t find her wealth more alluring than her. That is, until a dangerously handsome man, rescues her off London’s docks. Viscount Ewan Sethwick has been sent to escort Yvette to her cousin’s and to keep her safe from the madman pursuing her. After succumbing to Ewan’s kisses, and on the verge of giving him her heart, she discovers he’s been misleading her.
Ewan, also Laird McTavish of Craiglocky Keep, has one last mission before resigning his position as a covert agent: to oust a War Office traitor. He’ll stop at nothing to succeed. Except exploit the woman who captured his interest months ago. As perils mounts, they flee to Scotland, the only place Ewan is confident he can keep Yvette safe. However, on the journey, dangerous circumstances force them into assuming the role of a married couple.
Incensed upon discovering the marriage is legal under Scottish law, Yvette is determined to have the union annulled. But Ewan’s just as resolute she’ll remain his wife . . .
Buy this Scottish Regency for an emotional, mesmerizing romantic adventure filled with intrigue, lovable scoundrels, and gripping romance you won’t want to put down.
Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.