April 21, 2017

Hard-Hearted Highlander by Julia London - Review and Giveaway

I received this book free from the publisher

Book Details:
Series: The Highland Grooms (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (April 25, 2017)

An indomitable governess…a brooding Highlander…a forbidden affair…

An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Holly her reputation, her unsuitable lover and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear—not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette’s solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off…while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him.

A forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. It’s even worse when the fiancĂ©e in question is a delicate, foolish young miss—unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie’s life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan’s future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?

About the author:
Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the popular Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters historical romance series, and the Homecoming Ranch contemporary romance series. She is a six time finalist for the presitigous RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction, and RT Bookclub award recipient for Best Historical Romance for Dangerous Gentleman. She lives in Austin, Texas.
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My thoughts:
I enjoyed this addition to a fun series. I felt so bad for Rabbie for losing so much and then he gets tied to an English woman. From reading other books I know how hard it is for Scots to be tied with English people during that time. But underneath his tough exterior there is a soft and gentle side that I liked to see. One of the things I really enjoyed was all the bantering back and forth between the characters. It added another dimension to the story for me. Another character I felt bad for was Bernadette. What her dad did to her was just not right. Sometimes you wonder why people do what they do. I enjoyed going alone with Avaline on her life's journey. I have enjoyed this whole series and will continue to read books by Julia.


Julia London’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, April 17th: Luxury Reading
Tuesday, April 18th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, April 19th: A Night’s Dream of Books
Thursday, April 20th: Booked on a Feeling
Friday, April 21st: A Holland Reads
Monday, April 24th: The Romance Dish
Tuesday, April 25th: BookNAround
Friday, April 28th: The Maiden’s Court
Monday, May 1st: Books that Hook
Wednesday, May 3rd: From the TBR Pile
Friday, May 5th: Back Porchervations
Monday, May 8th: Stranded in Chaos
Wednesday, May 10th: Buried Under Romance – review & excerpt
Monday, May 15th: Becca the Bibliophile – excerpt
Wednesday, May 17th: The Sassy Bookster – excerpt
Friday, May 19th: The Reading Wench

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour! I'm glad you enjoyed this lovely read!