I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Highland Temptation by Jennifer Haymore
Also in this series: A Highlander's Heart, Highland Heat
Series: Highland Knights #3
Published by Loveswept on August 23rd 2016
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Scottish Highlands
Jennifer Haymore’s sweeping Highland Knights series is perfect for readers of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty, and Sabrina Jeffries—and as the saga resumes, one of Scotland’s most steadfast warriors shields a broken beauty while she soothes the pain in his soldier’s heart. When Lady Emilia Featherstone discovers that her despicable father has been scheming against the crown, she turns to the Highland Knights for protection—and retribution. Spirited away to a safe house on the outskirts of London, Emilia is surprised to find herself sharing close quarters with a soft-spoken, musclebound Highlander. Before long, curiosity gives way to an alarming attraction. Emilia has learned firsthand from her father that men are not to be trusted. She just never met one so honorable and loyal, so powerful and, yes, tempting. Ever since Waterloo, Colin Stirling has struggled with memories that haunt him night and day. Driven near to madness, he no longer trusts himself with meaningful relationships of any kind. At least in this temporary sanctuary, Colin can withdraw from the world—that is, until his stunningly gorgeous charge learns the full depth of his pain. In Emilia, Colin sees a kindred spirit with battle scars of her own. He also senses a chance to heal . . . and to find love. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Lady Emilia has always been a devoted daughter despite the horrible abuse her father dishes out to her on a regular basis especially ever since her mother passed away. But when she learns that her father has been behind a traitorous plot against the king and England, being found out by her father and whipped—she heads to the only place she knows of safety, The home of the Highland Knights and there is one knight in particular that she wants to see more than anyone, Colin Stirling. Colin suffers from the torments of war, having been tortured by the French for information, he still feels the demons both day and night. But even though he feels tormented, he also can’t deny his instinct to protect Emilia and take care of her. When she pleads with Colin for his help specifically, he can’t deny her. Colin and Emilia go into hiding, forced on the run, hiding from her father and trying to get the truth from Emilia so justice can be brought against her father and the men conspiring with him. But will Emilia and Colin’s love be enough against the evil machinations of her father?
Plot and Story Line
Highland Temptation just might be my favorite one of the series, the romance was so sweet and compelling and quite a tear jerker with the poingnant moments this pair evokes in the reader. Jennifer Haymore does write some of the most stunning love stories, and Highland Temptation is one of her best books!! It sets off with out heroine, just having been severely whipped by her father and coming to the Highland Knights for help. At first she isn’t quite ready, to reveal everything she knows about her father. This is what I loved about her character, is her loyalty to family. Even though her father has been abusive both physically and emotionally, she doesn’t want him to die a traitors death either. But we do see how she comes to terms with it and does the right thing. Our hero is suffering from a severe form of PTSD from his time of being tortured. What is most remarkable is how Emilia handles the situation when the past haunts him. She fights for him and doesn’t back down in aiding him when he needs it. This pair were so remarkable together, because even though it seems like their relationship is rushed…it doesn’t feel that way at all. I loved seeing the way the story flowed together and the workings of the plot that add some mystery, adventure and suspense.
You have wound your way into my life, into my soul. You are so deep inside me, I could never let you go. You are a part of me. You are everything to me.
Oh how I love it….my favorite of the series so far. I really like the purple.
Highland Temptation is a roller coaster ride of emotion, love and adventure! A love story you can immerse yourself in. A HEARTWARMING ROMANCE!!